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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Unfortunately, it was trouble from the moment I read the Acknowledgements. This statement, although obvious, is very important.

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Auel has this nasty habit of repeating everything so much that you have the feeling its to compensate for lack of inspiration. Feb 16, Gina rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a wonderful series of books. Ayla and Jondalar return to his home. I just have one question: This is a series that really must be read in order.


We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Mass Market Paperbackpages. I wouldnt recommend anyone to begin this series.

I would have liked to like this one more since I waited so long for it, but it seems as if the author just get lazier each book. Only one book to go! But why would an educated man like Brian, jsan chartered accountant no less, look twice at Peggy? Worse, she repeats things that happened earlier in SoS, sometimes later in the same chapter, or even on the same page. There have been so many people hoping she would write one more to clean up some loose …more From what I have seen, Auel says Painted Caves is the last book.

This gives me a sad. That everyone should think their own way? Those sections where she is describing aue, landscape or the process for tanning hides, or the many uses of various parts of an animal were vivid and interesting to me. For the Zelandonii to accept Ayla they must first overcome their prejudice zhelters the Neanderthals.


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Most of which is very interesting, if shelterd like that sort of thing, which I do. There have been so many people hoping she would write one more to clean up some loose ends she left but it doesn’t look like that is going to happen. Pretend the series ended with Plains of Passage and Ayla and Jondalar had a baby and lived happily ever after. 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 are willing to adapt to and use these new improvements.

Auel could just shellters “and then formal introductions were exchanged”, but the reason why she doesn’t is quite simple – because then she wouldn’t be able to use these endless and pointless introductions as page filler. Ayla has become preganant during their trek from the plains and over the glacier.

In our world, people tend to follow society. Henry Avila I will read the last in stonw series in a few months This article is a hselters. 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.

Humans are afraid of change, and afraid of differences. But I am still looking forward to finally finishing this series. Auel is an international phenomenon.

Despite people telling me the first book was the best and later ones were not as good, I could not disagree more.

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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.

Girls who have sex before First Rites are looked down upon because they can’t wait. Feb 24, Rebecca rated it it was ok Shelves: The repetition, oh dear god the repetition. There are times I’ve had to skip 3 pages ahead to get on with the story. It was relatively densely populated in prehistoric times, with many open cliff-top dwellings that can still be seen, some of which have been turned into tourist attractions.


Throughout the whole book, but especially during the last few chapters, I really found myself thinking about the whole idea of discovery.

Yes I get tired of contrived problems and people being stupid but sometimes that is what drives the plot and creates a story to tell.

She received honorary degrees from her alma mater, as well as the University of Maine and the Mount Vernon College od Women.

Join us by creating an account and start getting the best experience from our website! Other books in the series. Ayla is a Mary Sue, but this allows her to be in on various aspects of caveman life religious ceremonies, tribal sfone, heelings, hunting parties without jarring point-of-view switches, which helps narrative flow. Fire, domesticated horses, dogs as pets, or food, etc She wrote it like we had complete amnesia about Ayla’s previous exploits.

There are detailed descriptions of communication, foilage, animals, fears, healers, herbs, all of it. The same sex scenes have been described repeatedly in the last four books and every time one came up it disturbed me and grossed me out.

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.

Insert Tab J into Slot A. Lists with This Book. While I agree with some criticisms, they don’t spoil the sttone in my opinion.