The Shelters of Stone opens as Ayla and Jondalar, along with their animal friends, Wolf, Whinney, and Racer, complete their epic journey across Europe. : The Shelters of Stone (Earth’s Children, Book 5) () : Jean M. Auel: Books. The Shelters of Stone [Jean M. Auel] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. After their epic journey across Europe, Ayla and Jondalar have.

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No one must be allowed to rival perfect Ayla, so, guess what, Jondalar finds when he arrives that in his absence Zolena has become extremely fat, so she cannot possibly be any kind of challenger to Ayla for Jondalar’s affection.

Auel published in April Throughout the whole book, but especially during the last shleters chapters, I really found myself thinking about the whole idea of discovery. Ayla has become preganant during their trek from the plains and over the glacier.

The Best Books of Ayla and Jondalar cross a great glacier dividing northern Europe to oof to Jondalars people who live in natural spacious stone caves. At one point, Ayla persuades the native mothers to nurse a neglected infant, on the pretext that even a “flathead” would have done so in their place.


The novel is mostly padding, however there is some interesting information about the painted caves in this region of current-day France and about basic survival tools that these ancient humans used. You coulda sheltfrs me! That is how many times I had to read this.

This is a great book in the series. That’s not the way our lives are at all. My biggest gripe and they are legion is the spooky feeling that Auel didn’t really write this book. Much to the dismay of some, Ayla and Jondalar desire to be joined and eventually have a child. Jun 10, Shannon rated it did not like it. Pretty much nothing happens in terms of plot whatsoever. Acts of Love Talulah Riley. This is a series that really must be read in order. sheltesr

Then you have the fact that inevitably at some point, Ayla’s past, being raised by Neanderthals and giving birth to a thee, half-Cro Magnon son, would have to come out. In fact, I took the Mary Sue test for Ayla http: But I am still looking forward to finally finishing this series.

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The Shelters of Stone

She makes the same de Auel syone written a beautiful saga about prehistoric man, and if I weren’t so attached to her characters and their fate, I would have chucked this book long ago. I still want to know what happens to my favorite prehistoric family. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. All these elements were explained in detail in previous stoen. Jondalar moves to Ayla’s “petals”.


Return to Book Page. I debated writing this review. Some people are afraid of the ideas she has, and immediately disapprove, without even considering. Discover what to read next. It is a far cry from Quel Clan of the Cave Bearwhich was captivating in its detail and character development.

The Shelters of Stone (Earth’s Children, #5) by Jean M. Auel

For some strange reason, most people want to fit in. When Ayla first meets up with other people of her kind, she is amazed by how quick they are to judge things.

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Marona does not accept Ayla, but after one very pathetic attempt to humiliate Ayla, which backfires, she is banished from the next several hundred pages of the book.

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