The Shelters of Stone (Earth's Children, Book 5)

The Shelters of Stone (Earth's Children, Book 5)

Jean M. Auel


The Shelters of Stone opens as Ayla and Jondalar, besides their animal buddies, Wolf, Whinney, and Racer, entire their epic trip throughout Europe and are greeted via Jondalar’s humans: the Zelandonii. the folks of the 9th Cave of the Zelandonii fascinate Ayla. Their outfits, customs, artifacts, even their homes—formed in nice cliffs of vertical limestone—are a resource of ask yourself to her. And within the lady Zelandoni, the religious chief of the 9th Cave (and the person who initiated Jondalar into the present of Pleasure), she meets a fellow healer with whom to percentage her wisdom and skills.

But as Ayla and Jondalar organize for the formal mating on the summer time assembly, there are problems. no longer the entire Zelandonii are welcoming. a few worry Ayla’s unexpected methods and abhor her courting with these they name flatheads and she or he calls extended family. a few even oppose her mating with Jondalar, and make their displeasure recognized. Ayla has to name on all her abilities, intelligence, wisdom, and instincts to discover her method during this complex society, to arrange for the start of her baby, and to come to a decision even if she's going to settle for new demanding situations and play an important function within the future of the Zelandonii.

Jean Auel is at her best possible during this fantastically textured production of a prehistoric society. The Shelters of Stone is a sweeping tale of affection and risk, with all of the marvelous detail—based on meticulous study— that makes her novels certain. it's a victorious continuation of the Earth’s youngsters® saga that begun with The extended family of the Cave Bear. And it contains an grand rhythmic poem that describes the start of Earth’s childrens and performs its personal position within the narrative of The Shelters of Stone.

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