REVIEW The Shelters of Stone 107

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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

CHARACTERS The Shelters of Stone

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. Auel has 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 Sadly this is the worst of the five mainly because it lacks plot and interest Auel spends 200 pages on their first day with the Zelandoni about 600 on the first month or so then suddenly the last months whizz by in maybe 100 pages She is redundant not only from her previous books but within the book itself She makes the same detailed statement 4 or 5 or 6 times How many times can she tell us in great detail of Ayla's special language for the horses Too many times I love the premise of this book I love the first 4 books tho they are also uite detailed and redundant to a lesser extreme This book just annoyed me greatly Yet I still like it in a way because it sets up the conclusion of her series I still want to know what happens to my favorite prehistoric family Auel leaves you wanting to know Ayla and Jondalar's future and that's even with an obnoxiously boring book I look forward to book 6 and I will remain optimistic that she can give us another page turner

Jean M. Auel ☆ 7 REVIEW

REVIEW The Shelters of Stone 107 ☆ 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 serThis 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. A Prehistoric Clip ShowOkay guys that was really funny Switching the novel with this fan fiction Brilliant joke You got me Now where's the real novelUhTHIS is the novelSummary Ayla and Jondalar return to his home Everyone loves Ayla; Ayla and Jondalar tie the knot; Ayla gives birth to the hellspawn and somehow her name sounds better than Twilight's Renesmee but only just barelyOh yeah and EVERY SINGLE STORY FROM THE LAST BOOK IS REPRINTED So don't bother even READING the previous four books; at some point in this book Ayla or Jondalar will tell you itI don't know whether I should be pssed that I spent all this time listening to the book euivalent of a 90's clip show or I should laugh my ss off at the ridiculous joke of this being published Or cry thinking about how many trees this piece of sht destroyed on its route to the bookstore Or rage about the number of books that were rejected to make room on the bookseller list for THISI've done my raging about this series; it's been a ridiculous over the top barely concealed Mary Sue fanfiction y ride But I almost want to go back to all the previous books and bump up the ratings by a star or two YES a star or TWO With ALL the complaints I've had for the last three books and if you've read my reviews you know THAT is a laundry list those books look like literary GOLD next to this piece of Mammoth defecationGone are any attempts at making Ayla a realistic character Gone are any attempts to take this story to the next level to have ANYTHING to do with ANYTHING that was foreshadowed in the previous books Gone are any attempts to treat the reader with intelligenceI am SHOCKED that this book took 12 years to write I would have given 12 days that would be PLENTY to pick through the last four books copy all the stories from there and paste them into this waste of paper sprinkling a bunch of senseless research bad sex and Ayla Sue prancing around telling someone off for their bad behaviorAyla is the biggest Mary Sue I've ever read She is such a flagrant Mary Sue I had to check to make sure that this wasn't fanfiction; I wouldn't be surprised to see this characterization from a thirteen year old girl on the internet but from a 60 woman You coulda fooled me Ayla is the sexiest most attractive most intelligent most competent woman that the world has ever seen She could heal cancer with willow bark tea; she can wear boy's underwear a big Zelandani no no and a top with her boobs hanging out and no one will mutter a peep about her indiscretion in fact women will imitate her and every man will get a huge boner for her and yes this does happen Everyone gasps in admiration about her ability to tame animals produce fire use a sewing needle use stitches to heal wounds; everything she says is as if from the Mother's lips She rushes into the town drunk's home to rescue his starving family and the crowds cheer She heals a stupid boy that was hunting rhino and the Zelandani roar Ayla could blaspheme the Mother destroy their religion and burn the entire shelter to the ground and STILL the ENTIRE Zelandani race would cheer her onOh but POOR AYLA is humiliated when Marona dresses her in boy's underwearimage error