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The only break from the description and repetitiveness was when Ayla and Jandalar did it and that got boring fast too.
It describes the return of Jondalar to his homeland along with Ayla. Now Ayla must call on all her wisdom and instincts to find her place in this complicated society, to prepare for the birth of suelters child, and to decide on the role she is to play in shaping the destiny of the Zelandonii. The Valley of Horses Jean M. And the thing that drove me insane the most were the sex scenes! Jan 10, Kara rated it did not like it Shelves: Okay so I admit that I am looking forward to the 6th and final book sheoters the series!
This book was pages and probably could have been How many formal introductions of the same characters do there have to be? But it changes people. Sign In Don’t have an account?
They are completely different from any people Ayla has known before. For example, on page Auel gives details about cleaning up after a burial ritual.
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. In this book, Ayla and Jondalar finally reunite with Jondalar’s people, the people of the Ninth Cave of the Zelandonii. Those sections where she is atone the landscape or the process for tanning hides, or the many uses of various parts of an animal were vivid and interesting to me.
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I love it as much as the rest of them. That’s the free pass I’m going to give it because if not then this author went from an amazing writer to a horrible one over the span of one book.
Some even oppose her mating with Jondalar, and make their displeasure known. And are not anxious to leave, nevertheless the static “Flatheads” are oof trouble competing, haven’t changed in those hundreds of thousands of years. 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.
Sally and Mike have been best friends since university. This book was an insult to her fan’s intelligence. Two of their number, Echozar wtone Brukeval, are of partial Neanderthal ancestry and are ashamed of it.
She is redundant not only from her previous books, but within the book itself. I feel really committed to this series, since I really loved the shleters two books, and liked books 3 I can’t believe we had to wait 12 years for this book.
A seemingly endless stalemate ensues, and twenty years later, when a rogue CIA agent ajel that both expeditions are still out in the wilderness, he embarks on a mission to exploit the temple as a geopolitical stonne. Jott is a story about friendship, madness and modernism from the author of the Man Booker-longlisted Communion Town.
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A true publishing phenomenon, Jean M. For the Zelandonii to accept Ayla they must first overcome their prejudice against the Neanderthals. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. For some strange reason, most people want to fit in. Nov 10, Stef rated it it was ok.
How many times can she tell us, in great detail, of Ayla’s special language for the horses? Her knowledge of the healing arts as well as hunting force her to accept a role in the spiritual leadership of the group. Enough of “Pleasures” and discriptive scenes of ice age Europe. At one point, Ayla persuades the native mothers to nurse a neglected infant, on the pretext that even a “flathead” would have done so in their place.
Ayla is drawn ever closer to an as yet undetermined role in the Ninth Cave of the Zelandonii. She has done probably 20 years of research when all is said and doneand phones in the actual manuscript. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.
Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. In my opinion, ignorance is bliss. Jondalar moves to Ayla’s “petals”. When Ayla first meets up with other people of her kind, she is amazed by how quick they are to judge things. Which I think is highly unlikely unless there is another unforeseen event that prevented her from preforming at her usual.
Their clothes, customs, artifacts, even their homes—formed in great cliffs of vertical limestone—are a source of wonder to her.
The few who do understand are conservative about it. Set up a giveaway. If Auel has an understanding of human nature and motivation, I will eat my hat – all the character dialogue in this book is banal and inane, and so are the characters, little more than flat stereotypes with no depth or complexity to their personalities whatsoever.
Apr 30, Pages Buy. Their clothes, customs, artifacts, even their homes—formed in great cliffs of vertical limestone—are a source of wonder to her. Along with the question that Sheltfrs asks -what is the meaning of life?