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The Valley of Horses (Earth's Children)

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ISBN13: 9780553250534
ISBN10: 0553250531
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This unforgettable odyssey into the distant past carries us back to the awesome mysteries of the exotic, primeval world of The Clan of the Cave Bear, and to Ayla, now grown into a beautiful and courageous young woman.

Cruelly cast out by the new leader of the ancient Clan that adopted her as a child, Ayla leaves those she loves behind and travels alone through a stark, open land filled with dangerous animals but few people, searching for the Others, tall and fair like herself. The short summer gives her little time to look, and when she finds a sheltered valley with a herd of hardy steppe horses, she decides to stay and prepare for the long glacial winter ahead. Living with the Clan has taught Ayla many skills but not real hunting. She finally knows she can survive when she traps a horse, which gives her meat and a warm pelt for the winter, but fate has bestowed a greater gift, an orphaned foal with whom she develops a unique kinship.

One winter extends to more; she discovers a way to make fire more quickly and a wounded cave lion cub joins her unusual family, but her beloved animals don’t fulfill her restless need for human companionship. Then she hears the sound of a man screaming in pain. She saves tall, handsome Jondalar, who brings her a language to speak and an awakening of love and desire, but Ayla is torn between her fear of leaving her valley and her hope of living with her own kind.

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Here is an unforgettable odyssey into a world of awesome mysteries, into a distant past made vividly real, a novel that carries us back to the exotic, primeval world we experienced in The Clan Of The Cave Bear — and to beautiful Ayla, the bold woman who captivates us with her fierce courage and questing heart. Cruelly cast out by the ancient Clan that adopted her as a child, Ayla now travels alone in a land of glacial cold and terrifying beasts. She is searching for the Others, a race as tall, blond, and blue-eyed as she. But Ayla finds only a hidden valley, where a herd of hardy steppe horses roams. Here, she is granted a unique kinship with animals, enabling her to learn the secrets of fire and raw survival — but still, her need for human companionship and love remains unfulfilled. then fate brings her a stranger, handsome Jondolar, and Ayla is torn between fear and hope — and carried to an awakening of desire that would shape the future of mankind.

About the Author

JEAN M. AUEL is an international phenomenon. Her books have sold 34 million copies worldwide. Her extensive research has earned her the respect of archaeologists and anthropologists around the world. She lives with her husband, Ray, in Oregon, where she is at work on the next book in the Earths Children® series.

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slehan, September 3, 2011 (view all comments by slehan)
I read this book when it first came out in 1984. I recently re-read it after re-reading Clan of the Cave Bear. I think it's an interesting view into pre-history. Auel does her homework on the times and makes it come alive. I liked the story of a woman learning to fend for herself alone.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553250534
Author:
Auel, Jean M.
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Author:
Auel, Jean M.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Man, prehistoric
Subject:
Ayla (fictitious character)
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;historical fiction;prehistoric;fantasy;earth s children;prehistory;historical;romance;novel;ayla;history;prehistoric fiction;anthropology;ice age;survival;europe;adventure;horses;stone age;neanderthal;epic;jondalar;adult;auel;saga;women;historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Earth's Children (Paperback)
Series Volume:
v. 17, no. 1
Publication Date:
19841131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
6.95x4.28x1.51 in. .60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Here is an unforgettable odyssey into a world of awesome mysteries, into a distant past made vividly real, a novel that carries us back to the exotic, primeval world we experienced in The Clan Of The Cave Bear — and to beautiful Ayla, the bold woman who captivates us with her fierce courage and questing heart. Cruelly cast out by the ancient Clan that adopted her as a child, Ayla now travels alone in a land of glacial cold and terrifying beasts. She is searching for the Others, a race as tall, blond, and blue-eyed as she. But Ayla finds only a hidden valley, where a herd of hardy steppe horses roams. Here, she is granted a unique kinship with animals, enabling her to learn the secrets of fire and raw survival — but still, her need for human companionship and love remains unfulfilled. then fate brings her a stranger, handsome Jondolar, and Ayla is torn between fear and hope — and carried to an awakening of desire that would shape the future of mankind.
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