She finally knows she can survive when she traps a horse in a pit, which gives her meat and a warm pelt for the winter. But fate has bestowed on her a greater gift, an orphaned foal with which she develops a unique kinship.
One winter extends to more; she discovers a way to make fire more quickly and a wounded cave lion cub joins her unusual family. Yet her beloved animals don't fulfill her restless need for human companionship. Meanwhile, two brothers of the Zelandonii are on a quest of their own. Together they have left the comfort of their hearths: one for the joy of adventure, the other to escape his hopeless obsession for a woman he can never have. Many of these encounters teach them fascinating lessons but some put their lives and hearts in jeopardy.
One day Ayla is shocked to hear the sound of a man screaming in pain. The younger brother of the two has been severely wounded by the very cave lion she adopted. The other brother is seriously wounded. Ayla heals tall, handsome Jondalar, who brings her a language to speak and an awakening of love and desire. But Ayla is torn between her fear of leaving her valley and her hope of living with her own kind. Auel takes readers back to the dawn of mankind and sweeps them up into the amazing and wonderful world of Ayla, one of the most remarkable heroines ever imagined.
Over 30, years ago, in a world we know but would not recognize, a young girl of five plays by herself on a creek bank. Suddenly, her world shifts, as a cataclysmic earthquake leaves her an orphan in a harsh Ice Age landscape. A way away, a group of people now called Neanderthals also finds their world changed, as the quake destroys the cave they've called home. They must journey to find a new place to live. She is starving and half-dead from a wound on her thigh made by a cave lion defending her cubs.
A medicine woman from the Clan, named Iza, receives permission to try to heal her. Despite her advanced pregnancy and the large load she is already carrying, Iza will not leave the child to the elements. Iza carries her along with the Clan, determined to heal her, and survive this trial. Iza and Creb, the old Mog-ur magician , grow to love her, and as Ayla learns the ways of the Clan and Iza's way of healing, most come to accept her. But the brutal and proud youth who is destined to become their next leader sees her differences as a threat to his authority.
He develops a deep and abiding hatred for the strange girl of the Others who lives in their midst, and is determined to get his revenge. Thus begins the epic tale of Ayla—blonde, blue-eyed, straight-legged, and vocal--considered bizarre and unattractive by her adoptive Clan. The people of the Ninth Cave of the Zelandonii fascinate Ayla. Their clothes, customs, artifacts, even their homes—formed in great cliffs of vertical limestone—are a source of wonder to her. And in the woman Zelandoni, the spiritual leader of the Ninth Cave and the one who initiated Jondalar into the Gift of Pleasure , she meets a fellow healer with whom to share her knowledge and skills.
But as Ayla and Jondalar prepare for the formal mating at the Summer Meeting, there are difficulties. Not all the Zelandonii are welcoming. Some even oppose her mating with Jondalar, and make their displeasure known. Ayla has to call on all her skills, intelligence, knowledge, and instincts to find her way in this complicated society, to prepare for the birth of her child, and to decide whether she will accept new challenges and play a significant role in the destiny of the Zelandonii. Jean Auel is at her very best in this superbly textured creation of a prehistoric society. The Shelters of Stone is a sweeping story of love and danger, with all the wonderful detail—based on meticulous research— that makes her novels unique.
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This novel of awesome beauty and power is a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love. A natural disaster leaves the young girl wandering alone in an unfamiliar and dangerous land until she is found by a woman of the Clan, people very different from her own kind. To them, blond, blue-eyed Ayla looks peculiar and ugly—she is one of the Others, those who have moved into their ancient homeland; but Iza cannot leave the girl to die and takes her with them. But the brutal and proud youth who is destined to become their next leader sees her differences as a threat to his authority.
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Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders. Continue the series. See more. Book 2. This odyssey into the distant past carries us back to the awesome mysteries of the exotic, primeval world of The Clan of the Cave Bear, and to Ayla, now grown into a beautiful and courageous young woman.
Cruelly cast out by the new leader of the ancient Clan that adopted her as a child, Ayla leaves those she loves behind and travels alone through a stark, open land filled with dangerous animals but few people, searching for the Others, tall and fair like herself. Living with the Clan has taught Ayla many skills but not real hunting.
She finally knows she can survive when she traps a horse, which gives her meat and a warm pelt for the winter, but fate has bestowed a greater gift, an orphaned foal with whom she develops a unique kinship. Then she hears the sound of a man screaming in pain.leondumoulin.nl/language/new/anna-bandana.php
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She saves tall, handsome Jondalar, who brings her a language to speak and an awakening of love and desire, but Ayla is torn between her fear of leaving her valley and her hope of living with her own kind. Book 3. With her is Jondalar, the tall, handsome, yellow-haired man she nursed back to health and came to love. Together they meet the Mamutoi—the Mammoth Hunters—people like Ayla.
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Talut, a powerful bear of a man with bright red hair, a booming laugh, and a gentle heart, and his tall, dark-haired sister, Tulie, are the leaders of the Lion Camp of the Mamutoi. Ayla is haunted by her memories of the Clan because Rydag, a child of mixed parentage living with the Mamutoi, bears so strong a resemblance to her own son, Durc. It is the Mamutoi master carver of ivory—dark-skinned Ranec, flirtatious, artistic, magnetic—who fascinates Ayla. She finds herself drawn to him.
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Because of her uncanny control over animals, her healing skills, and the magic firestone she discovered, Ayla is adopted into the Mammoth Hearth by Mamut, the ancient shaman of the Great Earth Mother. Auel is one of the world's most esteemed and beloved authors. R Tolkien. I was born on February 18, in Chicago, Illinois, the second of five children. My grandparents were Finnish immigrants and my parents were born on dairy farms in Northern Michigan, about miles apart, and met in Chicago when they moved to the big city to find work. My parents were intelligent, but they were working people.
Advanced education was never stressed.
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