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read epub ✓ The Shelters of Stone Kindle Edition õ jean m. auel õ This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content • An exclusive preview chapter from Jean M Auel’s The Land of Painted Caves on sale in hardcover March 29 2011 • An Earth’s Children® series This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content • An exclusive preview chapter from Jean M Auel’s The Land of Painted Caves on sale in hardcover March 29 2011 • An Earth’s Children® series sampler including free chapters from the other books in Jean M Auel’s bestselling series • A A with the author about the Earth’s Children® series 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 eve I can't believe we had to wait 12 years for this book It is a far cry from The Clan of the Cave Bear which was captivating in its detail and character development This book is in sore need of an editor There is too much detailed description and the pace moves incredibly slowly Ayla is too perfect of a character and the characters who don't like her are inevitably drunks or jealous bitches I feel really committed to this series since I really loved the first two books and liked books 3 4 just fine but I was so disappointed in this book I am not sure what happened my guess is that Jean Auel doesn't really want to write these any so procrastinates by doing incredibly detailed research is this really necessary at this point? She has done probably 20 years of research when all is said and done and phones in the actual manuscript If book 6 ever comes out since it's already been 6 years since this book was released I will read it too although my expectations have been greatly lowered after reading Shelters of Stone

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N 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 fin Utter crap Pretend the series ended with Plains of Passage and Ayla and Jondalar had a baby and lived happily ever after

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The Shelters of StoneD 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 uniue 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 hindsight being 2020 I would have wished that Auel had spent an ADDITIONAL 12 years revising this book and gotten a better editor instead of dumping this horrible parody of our beloved Ayla on her fan kingdom Not even a brief thank you for your patience on her dedication page to all of us who put her financial portfolio in the stratosphere these 20 years It apprears she took her loyal readers for granted in a big way It's obvious from the writing that she doesn't care about her characters or fans any That's her right It's also my right not to buy any books from her not that she needs the bucksThis book was an insult to her fan's intelligence She wrote it like we had complete amnesia about Ayla's previous exploits It was like she was concerned with making the last 4 books understandable to a brand new reader as if any new reader to Auel would pick up book #5 from her series on purposeMy biggest gripe and they are legion is the spooky feeling that Auel didn't really write this book It's hard to put a finger on but the writing just doesn't have the same punch as the last 4 I think she simply lost her momentum and interest for the story in 12 years It's obvious that her interests lie with the archaeologyanthropology aspect than with the creative writing aspect and it showsI still give Auel kudos on her prior masterpieces she deserves them but I'll be very cautious about anything else she writes from this point forward and I won't buy her books sight unseen I'll read them from the library firstJean I hope you read all these reviews and take them to heart We love Ayla's story but are real disappointed in this offering Fire your editor and spend time with your character's lives Use your prodigious research to enhance the story not detract from it Comment | Permalink