Leaving the valley of horses with Jondalar, the handsome man she has nursed back to health and come to love, Ayla embarks on a journey that will lead her to the Mamutoi; the Mammoth Hunters. But as she settles into this new life among a people at first strange and disturbingly different, Ayla finds herself irresistibly drawn to Ranec, their master ...Read MoreLeaving the valley of horses with Jondalar, the handsome man she has nursed back to health and come to love, Ayla embarks on a journey that will lead her to the Mamutoi; the Mammoth Hunters. But as she settles into this new life among a people at first strange and disturbingly different, Ayla finds herself irresistibly drawn to Ranec, their master-carver. Ultimately, she is compelled to make a fateful choice between the two men. Jean Auel's imaginative reconstruction of pre-historic life, rich in detail of language, culture, myth and ritual, has become a set text in schools and colleges around the world.Read Less
Good. No dust jacket as issued. Good general condition. Pages clean and unmarked. Slight fold on front cover. Cover wear. Some tears and creases in the spine. Good reading copy. Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. 723 p. Audience: General/trade. Historical Book 3 in the Earth's Children Series. The continuing epic of Ayla. Now with her devoted Jondalar, Ayla boldly sets forth into the land of the Mamutoi-the Mammoth Hunters, the Others she has been seeking. Though Ayla must learn their strange customs and language, it is because of her uncanny hunting and healing skills that she is adopted into the Mammoth hearth. Here Ayla finds her first women friends, and painful memories of the Clan she left behind. Here, too, is Ranec, the dark-skinned, magnetic master carver of ivory tusks to whom Ayla is irresistibly drawn-setting Jondalar on fire with jealousy. Throughout the icy winter, Ayla is torn between her two men. But soon will come the great spring mammoth hunt, when Ayla must choose her mate and her destiny-to remain in the Hearth with Ranec, or to follow Jondalar into a faroff place and an unknown future.
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True to her characters and their well-researched environments, Auel has delivered another Earths Children masterpiece. She has dropped us into this ice-age saga, filled with passion and sensory drama that is at times breathtaking. The Mammoth Hunters is a mandatory read following Ayla's joining up with Jondalar in The Valley of Horses. Plan on staying up all night to read this page-turner.
Oct 2, 2008
I couldn'r put this book down, I pleaded with the pages to let the suffering end. I felt Ayla's excitment at Ranec's touch. I can't wait to read the next book.
Sep 14, 2008
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