Jean M. Auel’s enthralling Earth’s Children® series has become a literary phenomenon, beloved by readers around the world. 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.
Anne C. (USA: FL) (2011/01/11): Terrible book. Many disappointing descriptions of pre-marital intimacies. Profanity. Spiritual faith in Mother Earth. Not at all recommended. I did not finish reading this book, and it went in the trash can.
Susanna (Canada) (2012/04/19): I loved these books and my family have all reread them many times. Amazing detail and descriptions based on intense research, brilliant descriptive writing and wonderful character developement. Cannot recommend highly enough! Best prehistoric fiction ever.