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. 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. Thirty thousand years in the making and 31 years in the writing, Auel’s overlong and underplotted sixth and final volume in the Earth’s Children.

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Mar 29, Pages Buy. As of her books have sold more than 45 million copies worldwide, in many translations. For crying out freaking loud, how many freaking times do we have to have the Mother’s Song repeated? View all 5 comments. In the first part, Ayla is at a Summer Meeting and she begins to learn what an acolyte does. That by the end of it, she hates this wonderful character she created and wants nothing more to do with her and lost the will to help Ayla become what we all thought she would.

They grab her and Jondalar somehow miraculously goes from in front of the evil band of rapist men to behind them, breaks the leather-thong assisted choke-hold the dude has on Ayla, and saves her from them. You dirty, filthy, scumbag, you are just guilty because Ayla found out, not because you did something wrong, betrayed her trust, and acted like a two-faced d-bag, just like how you behaved 6 years ago in The Mammoth Hunters. Quotes from The Land of Paint The third part of the book contains most of the action of the story and plot line.


Her voices were wonderful. Why the frak are they even so exclusive to begin with? The wisdom that Ayla gained from her struggles as an orphaned child, alone in a hostile environment, strengthens her as she moves closer to leadership of the Zelandonia.

See all 5 questions about The Land of Painted Caves…. One night Ayla makes some mint tea, actually the dried herb mixture given to her in the second part paintfd the book, and is Called.

The Land of Painted Caves

I just hope she didn’t end up needing therapy after narrating this last book. For those who enjoy an epic story of survival in a hostel land, this is a series for you.

This book needed major editing. She spends the next few days recovering from her experience and helps deliver a friend’s baby. This would have been the place to add all new material. And while it might be realistic and refreshing to show that Neolithic Paleolithic?

Key points you will enjoy being beaten over the head with: I’d like to thank her for introducing me to this fascinating world. So much time apart from Jondalar has caused him to drift away from her. Yes, there is an end but I love them and want to aauel them go on having adventures and grandchildren In my opinion, however, I would much rather have preferred that the series end with the fifth book when I could imagine what happened.

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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. As others have said TOO much repetion!! The third part of the book contains most of the action of the story and plot line. May 10, Astraea rated it did not like it Paintd it for: Auel likes to repeat things. Aiel for a couple of things: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


They look at more paintings. Almost every part of this story was not in keeping with the personal progression of Ayla and Jondalar, whom we have grown to both love and admire through her previous books.

This was probably the single most annoying thing, to me, in this book, the one thing that really got my rubbing my temples and having to simply stop reading because I could only take so much. After delivering the baby, Ayla travels to the Summer Meeting. A quick investigation of Jean M. I could never have imagined that sex rites, orgies and drug-taking could seem like so little fun or be surrounded by so many rules and rituals.

There is no hope of learning what happens to Durc, to Uba, to the Clan. The two participate in hunts to provide food, in travels to Summer Meetings for decision making, and in social activities.