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Auel, a superb raconteur, has crafted a consistently engaging adventure story with a solid historical underpinning. This magical book is rich in details of all kinds Jean Auel’s enthralling Earth’s Children Series has become a literary phenomenon, beloved by readers around the world. Now, in a brilliant novel as vividly authentic and entertaining as those that came before, Jean M.
Auel returns us to the earliest days of humankind With her companion, Jondolar, Ayla sets out on her most dangerous and daring journey–away from the welcoming hearth of the Mammoth Hunters, and into the unknown.
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Some will become friends, intrigued by Ayla’s ways of taming wild horses and wolves. Others will become fierce enemies, threatened by what they cannot understand. But always the orphaned Ayla and the wandering Jondolar will heed the voice and vision that urges them on, deeper into the dark and spectacular heart of an unmapped world.
For they are driven to reach that place on earth they can call home. Together, they hold their future in their hands. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? In a brilliant novel as vividly authentic and entertaining as those that came before, Jean M. Auel returns us to the earliest days of humankind and to the captivating adventures of the courageous woman called Ayla. With her companion, Jondalar, Ayla sets out on her most dangerous and daring journey–away from the welcoming hearths of The Mammoth Hunters and into the unknown.
Their odyssey spans a beautiful but sparsely populated and treacherous continent, the windswept grasslands of Ice Age Europe, casting the pair among strangers. Some will be intrigued by Ayla and Jondalar, with their many innovative skills, including the taming of wild horses and a wolf; others will avoid them, threatened by what they cannot understand; and some will threaten them.
But Ayla, with no memory of her own people, and Jondalar, with a hunger to return to his, are impelled by their own deep drives to continue their trek across the spectacular heart of an unmapped world to find that place they can both call home.
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Showing of reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Yikes, this book was hard to get through. Super-Cro Magnons Ayla and Jondalar leave their happy situation with the Mamutoi in quest of Jondalar’s people, the Zelandoni, which involves traveling all across prehistoric Europe.
If you don’t understand what I just said, you are obviously not familiar with the series at all and should stop reading this review, since it is about book 5 in a long long series. If an epic journey across ice-age Europe sounds like an interesting novel, look elsewhere or write your own.
This one is pretty terrible. Anyways, continuing with the synopsis, since Ayla and Jondalar are passafe, they have tamed horses, can heal all wounds with plants, and make great time. This is really wonderful since they need to cross a glacier before spring! If they don’t get there in time, they might have to resort to Reaching the glacier is the main source of tension of the plakns, coupled with the fact that people might not welcome Ayla and Jondalar with their flathead-friendly ways and their scary abilities to ride horses and tame animals.
Flatheads, of course, are Neanderthals – the people who raised Ayla when she was abandoned as a child. Also, what if Ayla gets pregnant? Oh wait, of course she knows what plants to eat to avoid pregnancy. Oh no – now Jondalar auek he is not man enough to make a baby with Ayla, but she can’t tell him about her medicine because of reasons. The problem with the book, besides contrived and stupid drama that occasionally bubbles up btw the happy couple, is that it is slow slow slow.
They travel, observe animals and the landscape, they meet people, people realize how awesome Ayla is and want to adopt her and Jondalar.
The flathead discrimination always dissolves before it can be an issue.
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Ayla and Jondalar never stay, though Ayla really wants to stop travelling. Un-sexy sex is had many times. The plants are described many times. Can you possibly imagine how many uses their are for cattails?
Have you ever wanted to make a parfleche out of rawhide? Do you really want to read in excruciating detail how to bang flint aue together to make tools? Perhaps you are interested in the ecological conditions necessary to create Loess Steppes? If you read the earlier books, you already know, but will get to read over and over again here. There is one delightfully ridiculous interlude, involving a woman-ran group of prehistoric people. This group is imprisoning men, treating them terribly, and keeping women far away from the imprisoned men.
Auel’s prehistoric people for some reason all don’t realize babies are made via the act of sex. They all believe it is due to swallowing spirits. Of course, super-Ayla is starting to put two-and-two together on this one, but no one else seems to have even thought of it. This crazy tribe decides to have an all-female society by isolating the men from the women. Thus only woman-spirits will be floating around to be swallowed, and only girl babies will be xuel.
Of course Ayla, with a little help from Jondalar, solves all of their problems before rushing away to get to that glacier, but this is a nice divergence from the main story. Sadly this book is a masterwork of plot structure compared to the next TWO novels in this series.
I recommend readers of this series stop here and read no further. The first book is charming, but the series does uean live up to the beginning. Having recently jeaan the first three volumes in the Earth’s Children saga, I learned of the last three and ordered them all. Eagerly awaiting their arrival, I passae read reviews. This volume was out of print, so I’m reading it last. Having started it, I’ve put it down, not because I already know what’s going to happen, but because, as with the sequels, it is tedious.
It seems unlikely that anyone would begin here, but many prior events are often revisited and descriptive material, concerning plants for example, is repetitive. Well-written, well-researched, but reads more like a textbook than a novel. There are frequent info dumps about plant and animal life in the ice age, which are enlightening, but ultimately forgettable. Clearly, the writer has great talent and has written other great booksbut is a tad too indulgent in detail in this story for her own good.
I really didn’t need to know every time that Ayla and Jondalar took a piss or made out and they make out quite a bit in the story and we are spared no detail of the makeout. To be fair, a long journey story is bound to be low intensity, so the writer has to come up with ways to ramp up tension, now and then, to keep readers interested.
One reviewer complained of the “save the day” motif that occurred throughout the book, and that is a legitimate complaint, but it may have been the only way to keep interest when the main characters were constantly on the move and could not establish pawsage relationships.
I LOVE this series This is my second time through the series, the first time in paperbacks I had to buy a booklight so I could keep reading late into the night. I couldn’t put the book down!!