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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TH I was excited to read this when I borrowed it from the library. I was excited to read this when I borrowed it from the library.

Anyone interested in a good story and with an interest in prehistory. Auel published in April It was like she was more concerned with making the last 4 books understandable to a brand-new reader – as if any new reader to Auel would pick up book 5 from her series on purpose! Auel has meticulously researched her subject and this latest book should continue the huge success of the series.

She seems to be the only one who ztone figure these things out, although all of the characters among them the Mamutoi, Zeladonii, and other Wow, that was an amazing book. How many pages do you think got used up by characters formally introducing themselves with all their ties and affiliations?

Dude i got it the first time! Two of their number, Echozar and Brukevalare of Neandertal ancestry and are ashamed of jeaj. It’s as laughable and ridiculous as ever, and repetition seems to be the theme here. They even make their homes in limestone cliffs! Join us by creating an account and start getting the best experience from our website!


Not much really happens in this novel. P AudioGO Ltd.

I look forward to book 6, and I will remain optimistic that she can give us another page-turner. Reading this book is like reading an ethnography. This book took me longer to read that the previous four books – not because it wasn’t interesting to read.

I found each of the books entertaining, informative, and capable of bringing tears to my eyes as Ayla faces this or that challenge. After every single encounter it is explained to us in great tsone how Ayla was taught to wash herself after sex by her adoptive Neanderthal mother, Iza.

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

The story mostly just chugged along with the occasional scene that delighted like the first three books, filled in with rather mundane events, some sex scenes and flashbacks to things that happened in earlier books. On a lonely moor in the northeast of England, the body of a young woman is discovered near the site of a vanished church.

The tiny minority of authors with the power to sell millions auwl novels each time out are a diverse bunch, but they fhe 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.

Jondalar’s family are initially wary of the beautiful young woman he has brought back, with her strange accent and her tame wolf and horses. In the next three of an intended six volumes, Ayla the Cro-Magnon girl grew up and put a pretty face shelrers our earliest ancestors, as Auel explored the mother of all human themes: But as Ayla and Jondalar prepare for the formal mating at mm Summer Meeting, there are difficulties.


Only one book to go! I couldn’t wait for this book to end. John Murray Sight Jessie Greengrass.

The Shelters of Stone

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. There is nothing here for her; she wonders if there ever was.

I love the premise of this book. Know what that corresponds to? All these elements were explained in detail in previous books. Mar 01, Elizabeth Iean rated it it was ok. The Shelters of Stone opens as Ayla and Jondalar, along with their animal friends, Wolf, Whinney, and Aue, complete their epic journey across Europe and are greeted by Jondalar’s people: From the long, detailed introductions which are repeated numerous times throughout the novelto the multiple references to how she trained the horses, found the firestones, was raised by the Clan, gained her knowledge of healing herbs, etc the book is just a long litany of what has occurred in the previous books.

Still dark secrets are hiddento painful to revealthe past never forgotten, the memories constantly on her mind Jondalar finally returns home to the Zelandonii, with Ayla at his side.