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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Then you have the fact that inevitably at some point, Ayla’s past, being raised by Neanderthals and giving birth to a half-Neanderthal, half-Cro Magnon son, would have to srone out. The matrimonial ritual and the birth of Jonayla were moving moments, but the preparation for the ritual seemed to drag on longer than I would have liked.

Sign In Don’t have jdan account? Marona on the other hand is given an extremely ugly personality, and just as Zolena is made fat and Joplaya locked into a miserable union, Auel condemns Marona to infertility. The only reason he turns down performing First Rites is because his massive dong would scare off the young virgins and NO ONE could take him all.

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It was relatively densely populated in prehistoric times, with many open cliff-top dwellings that can still be seen, some of which have been turned into tourist attractions. Does she mean to say that Ayla is the beginning of discovery, of a new age? Rereading February in anticipation of tne last book in the series coming out this spring.

Despite people telling me the first book was the best and later ones were not as good, I could not disagree more.

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I was going to post each one of the 22 quotes where it is mentioned, but I didn’t want to get repetitive. Only one book to go! Auel could just write “and then formal introductions were exchanged”, but the reason why she doesn’t or quite simple – because then she wouldn’t be able to use these endless and pointless introductions as page filler.

Their clothes, customs, artifacts, even their homes formed in great cliffs of vertical limestone are a sour The Shelters of Stone opens shelterd Ayla and Jondalar, along with their animal friends, Wolf, Whinney, and Racer, complete their epic journey across Europe and are greeted by Jondalar’s people: This statement, although obvious, is very important.


And this happens with many different things within the book. I loved Clan of the Cave Bear with every fiber of my being. Mar 17, Sarah rated it it was shleters. I will rush out and buy the sixth book when it is published, but I swear I will rip the pages out if I have to read the story of Wolf’s sheltres one more time. What I find most amazing about this book is that Ayla somehow is managing to invent everything known to modern man. Bursting with hard information about ancient days and awash in mm sex though lacking the high suspense that marked Ayla’s debutAuel’s latest will not only please her legions of fans but will hit the top of the list, pronto.

Arriving in an area after many tough adventures, crossing frozen glaciers, wide rivers, high mountains, not to mention battling wild dangerous animals, and unfriendly people which someday will be the modern state of France. Auel Read by Rowena Cooper. Historical Fiction Literary Fiction.

I don’t know whether I should be p! My only words of caution would be about the author’s preoccupation with sex. Aul only complaint I had was that Ayla was such an ‘amazing’ woman, that it wouldn’t have shocked me if the author had her invent electricity, the automobile and the computer since she invented everything else known to mankind.

Hopefully Jean M Auel will do right by Ayla, Jondular and her fans when she finally, if ever, gets that final book done. It is the sequel to The Plains of Passage — published 12 years earlier — and fifth in the Earth’s Jen series. Not a place to seep into your dreams, to wake you, sweating with fear and foreboding.

The tiny minority of authors with the power to sell millions of novels each time out are a diverse bunch, but they share a talent for ushering readers into previously closed worlds, whether they’re the top-secret inner sanctums of the American military or the ancient lands of magic. THAT is better poetry that this horrible mess.

The Shelters of Stone (Earth’s Children, #5) by Jean M. Auel

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This had the potential to become a big sticking point, as Jondalar has been telling Ayla ever since they met about how strongly his people feel about the Neanderthals as sub-human. How many pages do you think got used up by characters formally introducing themselves with all their ties and affiliations? For the Zelandonii to accept Ayla they must first overcome their prejudice against the Neanderthals. Girls who have sex before First Rites are looked down upon because they can’t wait.

And in the woman Zelandoni, the spiritual leader of the Ninth Cave and the one who initiated Jondalar into the Gift of Pleasureshe meets a fellow healer with whom to share her knowledge and skills.

And only when the Devil had gone,Did I know that he and I’d been one. I look forward to book 6, and I will remain optimistic that she can give us another page-turner. Feb 16, Gina rated it it was amazing Shelves: Peggy dreams of inviting the handsome widower – treasurer of the Residents’ Committee and one of the few eligible men in the village – to an intimate dinner.

They are long and detailed books, and you should plan on devoting your full attention to each of them as missing just a few details can mean you won’t understand what is going on.

By the end of thus book I was so excited for the last novel but extremely upset that I would soon be at the end. He Jondalar, is greeted by his mother Marthona, brother Joharran and sister Folara, and lesser relatives.

After reading the blurb I was scared it was gonna be more like The Mammoth Hunterswhich was my least favourite in the series. It is a far cry from The Clan of the Cave Bearwhich was captivating in its detail and character development.

She supports adopting Ayla into their society, if not jeaan for the healing arts she brings to the cave, although Ayla also must overcome the feeling that she is not skilled in that area.