The Valley of Horses - Earth's Children (Paperback)Jean M. Auel (author)
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The second novel in the Earth's Children series, Jean M. Auel's internationally bestselling reconstruction of pre-historic life, when two kinds of human beings, Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon, shared the earth.
Forced to leave the Clan and her young son, Ayla sets out alone to travel the frigid steppes until she comes across the valley of horses. Unable to find people like herself, the Cro-Magnons, she settles there and seeks friendship elsewhere. First she adopts a young filly, then a wounded lion cub.
But far to the west, two young Cro-Magnon brothers have begun a journey. One of them is Jondalar, whose destiny is bound inextricably with Ayla's.
Set 25,000 years in the past, yet utterly relatable today, The Valley of Horses is an epic tale of love, identity and the struggle to survive, rich in detail of language, culture, myth and ritual.
Praise for Jean M. Auel
'Beautiful, exciting, imaginative' New York Times
'A major bestseller . . . A remarkable work of imagination' Daily Express
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 38 mm
A panorama of human culture in its infancy . . . THE VALLEY OF HORSES is great fun. * New York Times Book Review *
Holds the reader in a powerful spell. * Publishers Weekly *
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“Bored as hell.”
I haven't finish reading this book, but at 223 pages in i'm sufficiently disappointed in comparison with the first book.
The main storyline has yet to take place, and being a cheater i looked ahead an extra... More
Living on her own and cast out from the clan, Ayla now has to learn to survive on her own. For a while Ayla has no other human interaction but once again Auel writes her character so she captivates us with her... More
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