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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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They are completely different from any people Ayla has known before.

She has done probably 20 years of research when all is said and doneand phones in the actual manuscript. The story is slow, but doesn’t drag so much as meander; Ayla learns about a new culture and meets new people, so the plot is character-base After reading and liking Clan of the Cave Bear as a kid, all the vitriol against Auel’s Shelters of Stone surprised me, and sehlters me curious despite never having read the volumes in-between.

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But evil fears him. After finishing the doorstop “Plains of Passage” I was not looking forwards to reading this latest book in the saga apparently there is one more to come but not yet published. For some strange reason, most people want to fit in.

How many pages do you think got used up by characters formally introducing themselves with all their ties and affiliations? Oddly enough, there are only 3 sex scenes in this book. I loved Clan of the Cave Bear with every fiber she,ters my being.

It was relatively densely populated in prehistoric times, with many open cliff-top dwellings that can still be seen, shekters of which have been turned into tourist attractions. I couldn’t wait for this book to end. The birth of Sheltes and Jondalar’s long-awaited baby is supposed to be the big climax of the book, but it only takes up a handful of pages, and Ayla drops the baby easily and promptly names it the most dull and uninventive name possible, without ceremony.

The tiny minority of authors with the power to sell millions of novels each time out are a diverse bunch, but they share a talent for ushering readers into previously closed worlds, whether they’re the top-secret inner sanctums of the American military or the ancient lands of magic. Henry Avila I will read the last in the series in a few months Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. No one must be allowed to rival perfect Ayla, so, guess what, Jondalar finds when he arrives that in his absence Zolena has become extremely fat, so she cannot possibly be any kind of challenger to Ayla for Jondalar’s affection. All these elements were explained in detail in previous books. Unfortunately, it was trouble from the moment I read the Acknowled After finishing the doorstop “Plains of Passage” I was not looking forwards to reading this latest book in the saga apparently there is one more to come but not yet published.

I was ready for the next adventure! The tone of this book felt instantly very different to the previous books after just the first pages. 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. Ayla is accepted zuel his people, well most of them. Although very annoying, Jondalar and Ayla are forced to repeat over and over again how she tamed the animals, how to use flint to start a fire, how the spear thrower works and was invented, and how flatheads aren’t animals.

My biggest gripe and they are legion is the spooky feeling that Auel didn’t really write this book. The new thrilling instalment of John Connolly’s popular Charlie Parker series. But the Shadow Doctor has shades of his own, and the work of helping others may be the only thing keeping him afloat.

A sad place maybe, but safe. Let sbelters first say that I read the earlier books of this series approximately 20 years ago. I’m really unsure about what exactly the author is trying to say by that.

The Shelters of Stone

He Jondalar, is greeted by his mother Marthona, brother Joharran and sister Folara, and lesser relatives. View all 5 comments. And this happens with many different things within the book. Retrieved from ” http: I found each of the books entertaining, informative, and shelter of bringing tears to my eyes as Ayla faces this or that challenge.

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Auel is a highly imaginative writer. Thankfully, while we do srone the occasional sex scene in this book, we also get the “jondaler made love to ayla for all the rest of that night. This article is a stub. Her week revolves around aqua aerobics and appointments with her uean. 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.


Multiple explanations of how Ayla came to tame the horses, tame the wolf and introducing people to the wolf by hand-sniffing, multiple demonstrations of how firestones work, of how Ayla’s memory skills came to be so good due to her living with Neanderthals, of how Ayla thinks she is ugly and Neanderthals are good looking which begs the question why she doesn’t ditch Jondalar for Brukeval or Echozar but hey, this is Jean Auel we’re talking about, this doesn’t have to make sensemultiple mentions of how Creb’s favourite dish is stuffed ptarmigan and how Ayla would stuff the dish with eggs if it were the season for eggs which it unfortunately isn’t.

Luckily for Ayla and Jondalar, some of the higher-ranking Zelandonii already have doubts of this misjudgment. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. This book was an insult to her fan’s intelligence.

See all 8 questions about The Shelters of Stoneā€¦. Their daughter, Jonayla, named for her mother’s belief a man’s “essence” creates babies, which leads to Jondalar and Ayla each being part of the baby, not just their spirits, is born sometime after this event.

The Shelters of Stone (Earth’s Children, #5) by Jean M. Auel

I still give Auel kudos on her prior masterpieces – she deserves them, but I’ll be very cautious about anything else she writes from this point forward, and I won’t buy her books sight unseen. The Empathy Problem Gavin Extence. Most of which is very interesting, if you like that sort of thing, which I do. It describes the return of Jondalar to his homeland along with Ayla.

I’ve enjoyed riding along on the Ayla and Jondular train, I find myself always rooting for them!

Ayla is a very free thinker, probably because of how hselters time she spent living on her own. This man can see into your soul, and the cures he prescribes don’t come from the pharmacy. The books are so long! It uplifted me a lot.