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Ayla finds herself torn between her strong feelings for Ranec and her powerful love for the wildly jealous and unsure Jondalar.

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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Wait, weren”t there two foreign men staying with those river people that live to the west? Recommended to Iset by: You were waiting for me. The characters became more huntters and aggravating, their silly storylines were drawn on for far too long. They are long and detailed books, and you should plan on devoting your full attention to each of them as missing just a few details can mean you won’t understand what is going on.

I have already started the 4th one on audio and hope to read it fairly quickly too and I am excited to be past half-way through Ayla’s adventure, huntes also super intrigued about where she will end up. There was one particular scene which was pretty creepy and sounded like very intense spirit magic, and I like all the rituals and music associated with the magic even though I have no idea how accurate it is – it sounds cool! At this point, it doesn’t matter if she found Ranec attractive: She has finally found the Others she has been seeking.

Anyways, I hope the next one is better. I want this to be perfect” he said. The short, stocky woman he knew bore little resemblance to the great hulk of a man standing there on the riverbank, but they were chipped from the same flint. He started out pretty fine, I even liked him, and then it went downhill. Retrieved from ” http: Many years ago, while on the Journey jsan all young men take for a rite of passagehe broke his arm, and was healed by the medicine mammpth of Ayla’s Neanderthal clan the grandmother of Ayla’s adoptive mother Iza.


And the others in the camp, who, we are given hints, can see what’s really going on in the whole big mess of this misunderstanding and know that Jondalar and Ayla still love each other, inexplicably, do NOTHING! Because Jondalar pulls back from her, Ayla thinks he doesn’t love her anymore, and decides she’d better stick with Ranec even though she doesn’t truly love him, because then at least she’ll have someone who cares for her.

All the other characters are complete cardboard stereotypes Finally, as far as I can see, this book was just a completely unnecessary detour from the main plot of Jondalar and Ayla travelling back to his homeland.

If you want more proofs of this, look at the sex scene: Tell not show — turn page. It seems to me the name I heard was something like that.

When she says it, you”d think she was a horse. But none of those elements really compare to the most horrible thing that nearly destroyed all the good things this book had going for it.

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Yet, this series is addicting. And you suel what? Up until this point, this series was a wonderful story of a woman who was learning to think for herself. It is almost like recording a person making up a story and telling it to himself. Since when has Jan conformed to the Neanderthal codes?

Pages to import images to Wikidata. This book is just short of pages, but the story could have been told in pages and been far the better for it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


We are treated to at least six really bad sex scenes the wording in each is almost identical, the sex is uncomfortable and not sexy at all, the times people have sex is really odd. She has finally found the Others she has been seeking. Rydag’s intelligence, maturity and wit endear him to Jondalar as well, who learns to overcome his cultural prejdice towards Clan and half-Clan people. During her sojourn with this clan, Ayla Praise “Lively and interesting.

This incident happened over 20 years ago, and I haven’t looked at her since. She finds women friends and painful memories of the Clan she left behind, and meets Ranec, the dark-skinned, magnetic master carver of ivory, whom she cannot refuse–inciting Jondalar to a fierce jealousy that he tries to control by avoiding her.

The tribe meets no-one, but they catch colds. I can even enjoy the really bad sex scenes in a MST3K way if you enjoy reading about Jondalar’s “manhood” and Ayla’s “petals”, this is your book. Val 10 February, And yes, it is a love story.

As of her books have sold more than 45 million copies worldwide, in many translations. More so than any other book in the Earth’s Children seriesThe Mammoth Hunters relies on the tension created by the relationships between the characters to create a storyline, in that Ayla’s susceptibility to being deceived or confused, caused by her upbringing among essentially honest people, leads the more complicated, obstinate, and passionate Jondalar to make multiple errors.

These are interesting looks into cavemen as the earliest metrosexuals. I fear to think what the fifth book will look like, but yet I am still reading them.