#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this, the extraordinary conclusion of the ice-age epic series, Earth's Children(R), Ayla, Jondalar, and their infant daughter, Jonayla, are living with the Zelandonii in the Ninth Cave. Ayla has been chosen as an acolyte to a spiritual leader and begins arduous training tasks. Whatever obstacles she faces, Ayla finds inventive ways to lessen the difficulties of daily life, searching for wild edibles to make meals and experimenting with techniques to ease the long journeys the Zelandonii ...
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this, the extraordinary conclusion of the ice-age epic series, Earth's Children(R), Ayla, Jondalar, and their infant daughter, Jonayla, are living with the Zelandonii in the Ninth Cave. Ayla has been chosen as an acolyte to a spiritual leader and begins arduous training tasks. Whatever obstacles she faces, Ayla finds inventive ways to lessen the difficulties of daily life, searching for wild edibles to make meals and experimenting with techniques to ease the long journeys the Zelandonii must take while honing her skills as a healer and a leader. And there are the Sacred Caves that Ayla's mentor takes her to see. They are filled with remarkable paintings of mammoths, lions, and bears, and their mystical aura at times overwhelms Ayla. But all the time Ayla has spent in training rituals has caused Jondalar to drift away from her. The rituals themselves bring her close to death, but through them Ayla gains A Gift of Knowledge so important that it will change her world. Sixth in the acclaimed Earth's Children(R) series
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The final book in The Earth's Children series by Ms. Auel is very well written and magnificently researched. My only down side is that it ended without Ayla, eventually, becoming the First Who Serves. I really wanted to read about that happening.
Mar 10, 2012
It has been a long and wonderful , though often dangerous journey for Ayla and in this beautifully written book her destiny is fulfilled.
Mar 1, 2012
The story is great and the book was in fabulous condition.
Jul 23, 2011
Great end to the series
I am so glad that Auel did a good job ending the Earth's children series. Loved every book, and this one was no exception. She leaves the storyline open so she could add to it, but the reader is not left hanging and wondering what happened to the central characters. Defintely a must read book!
Jun 8, 2011
Earth's Children's Series.
Not sure why the author is taking so long to write these terrible books. I would not recommend reading this series past the Plains of Passage. I think she is suffering from dementia. She just repeats and repeats the same thing over and over. The Editor could've removed 300 pages in each of the last 2 books to at least make them a quicker less boring read. Nothing happens in this book it goes no where and nothing is revealed. I would not recommend this book to anyone. In fact just read the first ones and pretend they walked off happily into the sunset.
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