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She has done probably 20 years of research when all is said and doneand phones in the actual manuscript.

This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content: Apr 27, Pages. Ayla is a very free thinker, probably because of how much time she spent living on her own.

Sadly, this is the worst of the five–mainly because it lacks plot and interest.

Through it all Jondalar is waiting for the summer meeting and matrimonial that will finally “tie the knot” for the two of them. She wrote it like we had complete amnesia about Ayla’s previous exploits. And how are all these potential conflicts handled? 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 is anyone else getting tired of Ayla and Jondalar being so perfect, high-status, and right about everything? Praise “A powerful story.


I just have one question: Sally and Al have been married for seven years, though now their relationship is hanging by a thread. Oct 27, Genevieve Palmer rated it it was amazing. Cathy was more like their father: Then you have the fact that inevitably at jena point, Ayla’s past, being raised by Neanderthals and giving birth to a half-Neanderthal, half-Cro Magnon son, would have to come out.

Unfortunately, Auel has a serious problem with exposition. After the rigours and dangers that have characterised her extraordinary life, Ayla yearns for peace and tranquillity; to be Jondalar’s mate and to have children. Auel has clearly done a lot of research in writing the series and I appreciate that.

This man can see into your soul, and the cures he prescribes don’t come from the pharmacy. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

The poetry would be something like this: A true publishing jan, Jean M. The newcomers numbers are increasing, the original inhabitants, the opposite By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

Let me first say that I read the earlier books of this series approximately 20 years ago.

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I would have liked to like this one more since I waited so long akel it, but it seems as if the author just get lazier each book. Rogue Lawyer John Grisham.

Central to this book is the tension created by Ayla’s healing art, her pregnancy, and the acceptance of her by Jondalar’s people, the Zelandonii.

When you create an account with us, you’ll be able to save your favourite books, make a wishlist of upcoming titles, receive newsletters about books you’ll love, get recommendations tailored to you and order our books directly. If I do it will only be because I don’t like to leave a series unfinished. After reading and liking Clan of the Cave Bear as a kid, all the vitriol against Auel’s Shelters of Stone surprised me, and made me curious despite never having read the volumes in-between.


Then on page Ayla asks why Jondalar is so clean and someone explains to her, in the same detail, about cleaning up after the burial ritual! These people have no clue to what they are talking about because they don’t know anything.

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Daniel was more like their mother: She should trust her readers to be at least half as smart at Ayla. Boring and a waste of time. I wanted to like this book but I don’t. The Shelters of Stone. One person found this helpful. The series started crashing with “Plains of Passage” where Jondalar and Ayla “Pleasured” themselves across the continent while righing wrongs, curing injustice and improving life styles in their spare time.

The people of the Ninth Cave readily welcome Jondalar back from his five-year journey, and they even welcome his foreign companion.