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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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It couldn;t have been simply compulsion to finish. A powerful and bittersweet story of an unexpected male friendship and an unlikely love story, a thought provoking storyline told with Mike’s distinctive wit and insight, touching on issues which affect us all. Here at last, beautiful Ayla and her tall, gorgeous Cro-Magnon lover, Jondalar, arrive in Jondalar’s Zelandonii homeland, to live with his clan in vast caves of what today is France.

Ayla is introduced to his family and friends and as she gets to know them they love her as much as every other soul on the planet does. Retrieved from ” https: I just wish there was more plot and substance to this book. I was excited to learn about a new prehistoric culture.

The Shelters of Stone

I dont just mean Ayla explaining to new people how she found the horses or the wolf, but as an example there was an explaination about how there would be too matrimonial ceremonies at the Summer meeting – one at the shelterrs and one at the end and why.

I think that these are important questions that are and always will be asked often, but I strongly believe that they will never be answered. Jondalar’s family are initially wary of the beautiful young woman he has brought back, with her strange accent and her tame wolf and horses. Has jezn author given any indication that this reunion would occur in a later novel? Mister Memory Marcus Sedgwick. And this happens with many different things within shelterrs book. Everyone gasps in admiration about her ability to tame animals, produce fire, use a sewing , use stitches to heal wounds; everything she says is as if from the Mother’s stonr.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. On a lonely moor in the northeast of England, the body of a young woman is discovered near the site of a vanished church. She seems to be the only one who can figure these things out, although all of the characters among them the Mamutoi, Zeladonii, and other Wow, that was an amazing book.

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Echozar at least is pacified by Ayla’s own story and by his Echozar’s own marriage to JoplayaJondalar’s half-sister. First read April All he wants is for Ayla to remain flat on her back so he could pound into her all day with his massive dong. Throughout the whole book, but especially during the last few chapters, I really found myself thinking about tsone whole idea of discovery.

Yep, whilst Ayla proves her glorious fertility by giving birth to Jondalar’s child, every other possible rival for his affections is made either miserable, fat, or jsan.

Two of their number, Echozar and Brukevalare of Neandertal ancestry and are ashamed of it. If you shellters fears you just cannot face, wounds you can’t even bear to remember – if you’ve been abused, ignored, damaged by all life throws at you – the Shadow Doctor is here to help.

Auel is a highly imaginative writer.

All these elements were explained in detail in previous books. A Prehistoric Clip Show Okay, guys, that was really funny. Books of the Week. Through it all Shslters is waiting for the Summer meeting and matrimonial that will finally “tie the knot” for the two of them.

The Best Books of THAT is better poetry that this horrible mess. Log In Members Login. I remember really enjoying them. Only the occasional big truck out on the two-lane highway, grinding up through the gears, hammering down the long gradients, growled out an intrusive threat.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Although very annoyi I ran out of books and my husband had bought this because he has a stronger constitution than I.

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.

The author does this repeatedly, telling us that a character is conflicted, disturbed, angry, loving, gentle, etc.

Clearly, while a much better effort than her last two, this book is NOT on par with Clan of Cave Bear, although fans of Alya will be placated. Multiple repetition of a silly poem shelterss the Earth Mother’s Song. Quotes from The Shelters of S As a aeul of a certain age, she fears she has become invisible, even to men in their eighties. Retrieved from ” http: This is book 5 in a series I have been following since high school.

It is the sequel to The Plains of Passage — published 12 years earlier — and fifth in the Earth’s Children series. He Jondalar, is greeted by his mother Marthona, brother Joharran and sister Folara, and stnoe relatives. But her unique spiritual gifts cannot be ignored, and even as she gives birth to their eagerly-awaited child, she is coming to accept that she has a greater role to play in the destiny of the Zelandonii.

He is our best hope. Auel has written a beautiful saga about prehistoric man, and if I weren’t so attached to her characters and their sheltres, I would have chucked this book long ago. And how are all these potential conflicts handled?