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. 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.

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Zelandoni rides a travois. One night she is distracted and decides to share Pleasures with Jondalar, starting a baby.

She felt as though she were melting into a pool of delight, as his hand reached for the soft fur of her mound and then put a finger at the top of her slit, and began to draw circles inside. It would have I just read the interview with Jane Auel that came out before the book was published.

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The first two sections were fairly uninteresting. There is no cohesion in the book; it is separated into three parts that have very little to bind them into one work.

Even, with a more severe editor eliminating all the repetition and unnecessary chaff from this book, something could have been produced that would have been half as long and at least concise and acceptable enough to pass muster.

And clearly you are very proud of it.


I’d like to give Ayla a few whacks, too. View all 8 comments.

The Land of Painted Caves

I want my money back. What little plot appeared was swiped from Auel’s other books. Am I the only reader who wanted this? Ayla can take it.

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From the beginning of Part 3. This is going to enrage all the goths and ren fest fans who pxinted her work because they’re all into slutty open relationships. While the typos from the ARC complained about by other reviewers appear to have been fixed, there were other problems, painnted as dropped plot lines there was a particular ne’er do well family mentioned in the first section, not at all in the second, and suddenly picked up again in the third and a great deal of internal repetition.

Wow, was I ever disappointed. Absolutely no character development of the beloved heroine, Ayla. And that means there are no more books. Ayla goes to many caves. A compilation of Ayla short stories throughout the years would have been much more satisfying than the enormous piece of crap she produced.

In aauel first part, Ayla is at a Summer Meeting and she begins to learn what an acolyte does.

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Historical novel Speculative fiction Alternate history. I learned from Ayla that love making is beautiful with the man you care about. Continuing the story of Ayla and Jondalar, Auel combines her brilliant narrative skills and appealing characters with a remarkable re-creation of the way life was lived oand than 25, years ago.


First off, I will say that I do admire Ms. That was none other than Clan of the Cave Bear. For those of you who don’t know, these novels are set in the Ice Age and centered around Ayla, who is orphaned at an early age, lives with Neanderthals who call themselves the Clan, is banished, lives on her own and tames various animals, meets hunka hunka burnin’ love Jondalar and returns with him and some horses and a wolf to his own people, the Zelandonii.

The powerful, mystical aura within these caves sometimes overwhelms Ayla and the rituals of initiation bring her close to death. The narrative of this book, the underlying tone, makes it very clear that Ms. She spends the next few days recovering from her experience and helps deliver a friend’s baby. Auel deals with it in a couple of paragraphs of overview after the lengthiest cave tour yet and then sends all her characters back home without ever really exploring it at all.

With both hands he spread her petals wide and licked her with his warm tongue, explored her clefts and crevices until he found the nodule that had hardened a little. May 10, Astraea rated it did not like it Recommends it for:

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