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 is a far cry from The Clan of the Cave Bearwhich was captivating in its detail and character development. 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. View all 3 comments.

The Shelters of Stone

I wanted to like this book but I don’t. Although very annoyi I ran out of books and my husband had bought this because he has a stronger constitution than I.

Parker the hunter, the avenger. However, reading this book now really made me wonder if they were as good as I tho Let me first say that I read the earlier books of this series approximately 20 years ago. It apprears she took her loyal readers for granted in a big way. Jean Auel’s greatest achievement is to shelhers created a plausible primeval community where men and women love and sometimes hate, and learn to survive in a harsh environment that demands rules and co-operation.


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.

Bursting with hard information about ancient days and awash in steamy sex. She seems to be the only one who can figure these things out, although all of the characters among them the Mamutoi, Zeladonii, and others fhe willing to adapt to and use these new improvements.

Apr 02, Stephanie rated it it was ok Shelves: Valley of Horses has been one of my fave books for years and I have read it many times. When the Music’s Over Peter Robinson.

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Typically, the description of technology, biology, and landscape in the Earth’s Child This book is not worth reading unless you fell in love with Ayla in Clan of the Cave Bear and Valley of the Horses and are desperate to find out how her story continues.

The short answer is that there is no climax. I could go on and on but I think you get the picture that this series of books really annoys me. 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.

And all the stupid poor widdle kids that Ayla has to rescue! 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.


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But why would an educated man like Brian, a chartered accountant no less, look twice at Peggy? I still think the premise of the story is good, but having to get through all of the fluff detracted from the actual story and lessened the enjoyment of reading the book for sheltere.

Concepts are just excepted, with no further explanation.

Praise “A powerful story. Log In Members Login. The Clan of the Cave Bear. I would have given 12 days: Ayla is a Mary Sue, but this allows her to be in on various aspects of caveman life religious ceremonies, tribal meetings, heelings, hunting parties without jarring point-of-view switches, which helps narrative flow. And what exactly forms the climax of this wreck of a book?

People with severe insomnia. If you don’t like occasional forays into prehistoric geograpy, herbal remedies, and tools, then you may not enjoy this novel. A Prehistoric Clip Show Okay, guys, that was really funny.

Jondalar’s first romantic interest has now become the First among the spiritual leaders. Oct 06, Pages Buy. The poetry would be something like this: