The Shelters of Stone (with Bonus Content) The Shelters of Stone (with Bonus Content)
Book 5 - Earth's Children

The Shelters of Stone (with Bonus Content‪)‬

Earth's Children, Book Five

    • 4.3 • 265 Ratings
    • $7.99
    • $7.99

Publisher Description

The Shelters of Stone opens as Ayla and Jondalar, along with their animal friends, Wolf, Whinney, and Racer, complete their epic journey across Europe and are greeted by Jondalar’s people: the Zelandonii. 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 fear Ayla’s unfamiliar ways and abhor her relationship with those they call flatheads and she calls Clan. 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. It is a triumphant continuation of the Earth’s Children® saga that began with The Clan of the Cave Bear. And it includes an amazing rhythmic poem that describes the birth of Earth’s Children and plays its own role in the narrative of The Shelters of Stone.

This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content:
• An Earth’s Children® series sampler including free chapters from the other books in Jean M. Auel’s bestselling series
• A Q&A with the author about the Earth’s Children® series

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2002
April 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
768
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
10.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Kulbeans ,

Very detailed and creative series

Loved this six book series! Sometimes the author put in too much detail and the time in between books was too lengthy but overall the adventures of Earth's Children, Ayla and Jondalar were wonderful. I still re read these books and never get tired of them.

spirits fold ,

Shelters of stone

Best book of the series so far!

Nursey57 ,

Better than Painted Caves

I have read all of her books. Some more than once. This is much better than the Painted Caves. I think I will start the whole series again.

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