Sometimes it feels as though entire hominid species have evolved in less time than it takes to read “The Land of Painted Caves,” the sixth and. 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In The Land of Painted Caves, Jean M. Auel brings her ice-age epic series, Earth’s Children®, to an extraordinary. Map of the travels of Ayla of the Mamutoi and Zelandonii in the book ‘The Land of Painted Caves’ by Jean Auel. This is the right way up to look.

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Without proper development, this particular plot strand just makes Ayla and Jondalar seem strangely out-of-character. Refresh and try again. What is this supposed to MEAN? As of her books have sold more than 45 million copies worldwide, in many translations.

The Land of Painted Caves

Create a free website or blog at WordPress. The earth is in the grip of an Ice Painetd, and two species of humans — Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons — are busy figuring out who will inherit the Earth.

That was none other than Clan of the Cave Bear. The second part is mainly about the caves they visit. You dirty, filthy, scumbag, you are thr guilty because Ayla found out, not because you did something wrong, betrayed her trust, and acted like a two-faced d-bag, just like ;ainted you behaved 6 years ago in The Mammoth Hunters.

I don’t actually know why I finished — it’s really that awful. Historical novel Speculative fiction Alternate history.

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It honestly felt like that the author left it open enough to continue the story in some way, assertions on the dust jacket aside “the last in the series”, it said. She sees that she has wrecked the entire Mother Goddess religion and early Cro-Magnon culture with her insights about “men’s essence” thereby creating internal combustion engines, airplanes, freeways, Jersey Shoreand the Bush Administration.


Lots of long descriptions of caves, like Auel couldn’t bear to leave a I know, I know Sandra Burr, the narrator did a fabulous job with the whole series.

But, the worst is one thing I hate in books along with love triangles happens: She felt each movement as a delicious flash of fire as the desire inside her grew. They held it then let go. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The planet will thank you in the paintted run. I love to read series, but I think it’s better for all concerned if the books are written over a shorter period, even if that means the research has to cavss shallower.

And I’m really not trying to be unkind to Auel, who has obviously taken huge pains to research and write these books. And while it might be realistic and refreshing to show that Neolithic Paleolithic?

When we say goodbye to Ayla and Jondalar we leave painteed a high point and can imagine the happiness of the rest of their lives. But Only the Crappy Parts”. At 13 years old Ayla was my hero when I didn’t have one. Where do they live? The entire narrative drive of the intervening four-thousand-and-odd pages has been leading her towards this destination.


I’d like to thank her for introducing me to this fascinating world. We see Ayla’s journey towards life in the Zelandonia and the consequences that this causes, which many of us can empathise with. The potential for a good story ausl definitely there — it all could have turned out so differently!

This edition contains a reading guide and an interview with Jean M. Before reading I wrote this: As the story opens, Ayla, Jondalar, and their infant daughter, Jonayla, are living with the Zelandonii in the Ninth Cave.

Real marital strife—maybe Ayla wanting to be with Brukeval or Ranec or one of the many men who drools over her, or Jondalar struggling with wanting to perform Paiinted Rites and maybe wanting to be with Joplaya.

Also, the cavemen don’t know why the cavemen painted cave paintings? Ayla and Jondalar’s first priority is the care for their golden-haired child, Jonayla, and the well-being of their amazing animals, Pxinted, Whinney, Racer, and Gray. Ayla and gang go to the caves for no good reason in case you can’t tell, a lot happens in this book for no good reason. She could also pick up sounds above the range of normal hearing and feel the deep tones of those that were below.

Would Ayla ever find love, family, belonging or would she constantly wander alone? The Land of Painted Caves is a poorly written, repetitive, tedious, unenjoyable mess.