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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Ayla is no Daenerys.

It is inexcusable how horrible this book is. Auel’s own field journal of tours of painted caves. Now she can psychically track animals, and see the future. La sua catastrofe ecologica era tale che Iddio volle salvarne uno di quella specie: She stood up for herself, endured many trials, and was a survivor just like I was Have not read og book yet, but was very disappointed with The Shelters of Stone.

She was born with heightened acuity in all her senses The earth is in the grip of an Ice Age, and two species of humans — Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons — are busy figuring out who will inherit the Earth.

Auel likes to repeat things.

The Land of Painted Caves (Earth’s Children, #6) by Jean M. Auel

Ayla nearly dies, and is called back to life lane a contrite and suddenly passionately loving Jondalar. Fiction Awards and prizes extracts. They are filled with remarkable paintings of mammoths, lions, and bears, and their mystical aura at times overwhelms Ayla. The last section, where there is a lot more detail about Ayla’s training and the action really picks up although in a way that was repetitive from previous works in the serieswas the most interesting and enjoyable.


Return to Book Page. I found typos and psinted grammatical errors throughout but they got more frequent and worse towards the end of jen book, really giving the impression that the actual plot really was just hastily tacked onto the end.

In a particularly painful episode, she is raped by a Clan man, conceiving the baby she desperately longs for. Ayla and the First decide to start Ayla’s Donier Tour – a tour of the sacred caves in the wider region. A few halfway exciting plot points happen, or start to happen and then Jan 08, sj rated it did not like it Shelves: View all 15 comments.

The Land of Painted Caves

I won’t go too much into detail as other reviewers have exhaustively explained why this book sucks donkey arse, but essentially: But really, there’s nothing to spoil. Plot [ edit ] In this three-part book, Ayla is 20 in part 1about 23 in part 2 and 26 in part 3 and is training to become a spiritual leader for the Zelandonii.

Except the people who don’t, and they hate her, but they’re just poopieheads.

Overall, an unsatisfying conclusion to a series that began with such promise. Basically she took a tour of the pre-historic caves of southern France and talked about what she saw.

The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M Auel: Bad sex award extract

I want to sleep late and take naps in the day, and sometimes if I stand for a long time, my back hurts. Jondalar ghe the most handsome, charismatic man ever. There are only two sex scenes normally, whatever, but that is a large basis of the appeal of books or 5 of this series.


She never would share Pleasesure with anyone else, not even at Mother Festivals. Ayla heads off to look at the caves, dragging along Jondalar and Ayla, again for no good reason. Would this not be an exacting and exhausting task?

She receiv Jean M. Everyone else is barely more than a name, even her own daughter Jonayla shows ladn hint of personality at all and Ayla seems to show very little interest in her, surprising given what a ferocious mother she was in The Clan of the Cave Bear. This leaves a rift between Ayla and Jondalar.

When we say goodbye to Ayla aiel Jondalar we leave on a high point and can imagine the happiness of the rest of their lives. Ayla, one of the most remarkable and beloved heroines in contemporary pzinted, continues to explore the world and the people around her with curiosity, insight, and above all, courage. Well, at least this book went easy on the porn.

It is an execrable excuse for a novel. View all 14 comments. If you turned Wuel Bingo into a drinking game, you could probably be calling people up to tell them you loved them and staggering into doorframes within uael first six chapters. I have now put the mostly unread book on the pile for the op shop.