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 pals, Wolf, Whinney, and Racer, whole their epic trip throughout Europe and are greeted by means of 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 girl Zelandoni, the religious chief of the 9th Cave (and the one that initiated Jondalar into the present of Pleasure), she meets a fellow healer with whom to proportion her wisdom and skills.

But as Ayla and Jondalar arrange for the formal mating on the summer time assembly, there are problems. now not the entire Zelandonii are welcoming. a few worry Ayla’s strange 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 beginning of her baby, and to determine even if she is going to settle for new demanding situations and play an important function within the future of the Zelandonii.

Jean Auel is at her absolute best during this fantastically textured construction of a prehistoric society. The Shelters of Stone is a sweeping tale of affection and threat, with the entire marvelous detail—based on meticulous learn— that makes her novels specific. it's a effective continuation of the Earth’s kids® saga that started with The extended family of the Cave Bear. And it comprises an awesome rhythmic poem that describes the delivery of Earth’s teenagers and performs its personal position within the narrative of The Shelters of Stone.

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