The Shelters of Stone opens as Ayla and Jondalar, along with their animal friends, Wolf, Whinney, and Racer, complete their epic journey across Europe. : The Shelters of Stone (Earth’s Children, Book 5) () : Jean M. Auel: Books. The Shelters of Stone [Jean M. Auel] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. After their epic journey across Europe, Ayla and Jondalar have.
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When Ayla first meets up with other people of her kind, she is amazed by how quick they are to judge things.
Now Ayla must call on all her wisdom and instincts to find her place in this complicated society, to prepare for the birth of her child, and to decide on the role she is to play in shaping the destiny of the Zelandonii.
The people of the Ninth Cave readily welcome Jondalar back from his five-year journey, and they even welcome his foreign companion.
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Rambling, old, unsmart and comfortable. The detailed descriptions of every fiber of every rug on each floor are interesting to Anthropologically-inclined readers, and others can skip them.
The author does this repeatedly, telling us that a character is conflicted, disturbed, angry, loving, gentle, etc. I started out listening to the audio version, capably performed by Sandra Burr. For example, on page Auel gives details about cleaning up after a burial ritual.
Auel has written a beautiful saga about prehistoric man, and if I weren’t so attached to her characters and their fate, I would have chucked this book long ago. This book is not worth reading unless you fell in love with Ayla in Clan of the Cave Bear and Valley of the Horses and are desperate to find out how her story continues. Views Read Edit View history. I would have liked to like this one more since I shslters so long for it, but it seems as if the author just get lazier each book.
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What can I say. Travelling with a pet wolf and two horses, able to speak the strange language of the “flatheads,” Ayla is once again an exotic outsider. I think that these are important questions that are and always will be asked often, but I strongly believe that they will never be answered. Other books in the series. A seemingly endless stalemate ensues, and twenty years later a rogue CIA agent sets out to exploit it as a geopolitical pawn – unaware that the temple is the locus of grander conspiracies than anyone could have imagined.
I loved Clan of the Cave Bear with every fiber of my being. She should trust her readers to be at least half as smart at Ayla.
Not to mention, I am bored by the pages and pages of descriptive text about every plant, animal and cave dwelling Ayla comes across. Those who don’t are outcasts, and therefore their ideas are looked upon with disdain.
Auel leaves you wanting to know Ayla and Jondalar’s future, and that’s even with an obnoxiously boring book. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Fifth in the acclaimed Earth’s Children R series show more. But a chance encounter with an old school friend she hasn’t seen in five decades – the glamorous fashionista Angie Valentine – sets Peggy on an unexpected journey of self-discovery.
I dont just mean Ayla explaining to new people how she found the horses or the wolf, but as an example there was an explaination about how there would be too matrimonial ceremonies lf the Summer meeting – one at the start and one at the end and why. We love Ayla’s story, but are real disappointed in this offering.
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Of course, there are a few flies in the ointm This book took me longer to read that the previous four books – not because it wasn’t interesting to read. Who’s really in charge of what we do: Two of shelteers number, Echozar and Brukevalare of Neandertal ancestry and are ashamed of it.