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by Jean M. Auel

eBook The Valley of Horses (Earth's Children) download ISBN: 0340281340
Author: Jean M. Auel
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd (1987)
Language: English
Pages: 576
ePub: 1331 kb
Fb2: 1616 kb
Rating: 4.6
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

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EARTH’S CHILDREN is a trademark of Jean M. Auel. This book contains an excerpt from the forthcoming book The Land of Painted Caves. Bantam Books are published by Bantam Books, a division of Random House, Inc. Its trademark, consisting of the words Bantam Books and the portrayal of a rooster, is Registered in . Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries.

Auel dives back into her Earth's Children story, building on the events of the first book while greatly expanding the scope

Auel dives back into her Earth's Children story, building on the events of the first book while greatly expanding the scope. We get to see how neolithic humans lived during the last ice age. The various cultures and the differences between us and the neanderthals.

Earth's Children is a series of epic historical fiction novels written by Jean M. Auel set circa 30,000 years before present. There are six novels in the series

Earth's Children is a series of epic historical fiction novels written by Jean M. There are six novels in the series. Auel had previously mentioned in interviews that there would be a seventh novel, but publicity announcements for the sixth confirmed it would be the final book in the sequence. The series is set in Europe during the Upper Paleolithic era, after the date of the first ceramics discovered, but before the last advance of glaciers.

Series: Earth's Children Book 2. File: EPUB, . 2 M. The Valley of Horses. Random House, Inc. (1982). ISBN-13: 9780307767622.

The Valley of Horses.

Valley of the Horses by Jean Auel". Many years ago I read the entire series however the books disappeared during a move. What motivated me to re-read them again? I think it was the fond memories of a great writer

Valley of the Horses by Jean Auel". What motivated me to re-read them again? I think it was the fond memories of a great writer.

Book Five in the Earth’s Children® Series. People were gathering on the limestone ledge, looking down at them warily. No one made a gesture of welcome, and some held spears in positions of readiness if not actual threat. The young woman could almost feel their edgy fear. She watched from the bottom of the path as more people crowded together on the ledge, staring down, many more than she thought there would be. She had seen that reluctance to greet them from other people they had met on their Journey.

Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate, seen or unseen, felt or unfelt. Jean Auel has performed a minor miracle. San Francisco Chronicle

The Valley of Horses. Book 2 of the Earth's Children® Series. Sheer storytelling skill holds the reader in a powerful spell. San Francisco Chronicle. In this first book of the beloved Earth's Children® series, Jean M. Auel takes readers back to the dawn of mankind and sweeps them up into the amazing and wonderful world of Ayla, one of the most remarkable heroines ever imagined. Over 30,000 years ago, in a world we know but would not recognize, a young girl of five plays by herself on a creek bank.

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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I loved Clan of the Cave Bear and was happy to see that it had many reviews and was rated four and a half stars overall. When I saw that 'Valley' got a measly three and a half stars, (!) I was compelled to write a review.

Auel's wonderfully lucid descriptions and rhythmic prose are a sumptuous delight that continue in 'Valley of Horses'. The flora and fauna pop out of the book and I can almost smell the grassy herbaceousness of the meadows where Ayla lives and hunts. When I am reading valley of the horses, everything else seems to melt away and I become a part of the landscape, and a 'fly on the wall' in an ancient clan.

Her musings on plant life and animal behavior will delight anyone who has read Thoreau or Emerson and you will recognize in her book some of the same childish wonder you often find in Thoreau's diaries or Emerson's poetry.

The structure of the novel is well plotted and executed. The story flows at a pleasant pace and has a good amount of action and excitement. We are introduced to a few new characters and Ayla invents spectacular new instruments for hunting and survival. The heart of the book, in my opinion, is her relationships with the animals who are her neighbors in the valley. Even though the real climax of the book occurs when Ayla and Jondalur finally meet, the biggest part of the book deals with her isolation and her relationship with the horse who comes to mean everything to her.

Highly, highly recommend.
I loved every moment. I had to take my time with this, because it was quite thought-provoking. Ms. Auel's series made you feel like you were there - with the characters. I was cheering them on through all of their adventures, and every time they ran into danger, I was holding my breath. I loved every one of the books, and she remained true to the story, all the way from the first page of the first book to the last page of the last book. I would read them again, and I am sure I will through the years. It is a set of books that I have every intention of keeping, just so I can have that opportunity, in fact. Well done, Jean Auel, well done.
I've read the whole series before, and enjoy the first four books very much. (The final two books of the series were both a MAJOR disappointment!) The stories are good, moving along smoothly, and in places quite exciting and suspenseful. And the information about stone age living is voluminous, apparently almost entirely accurate, and fascinating. The writing is clear and smooth, and pretty good on the whole. Most of the characters are well-developed and believable, although the character of Jondalar (Ayla's love interest) has always irritated me -- the author tries to develop the character, but to my mind, she never quite succeeds, so he winds up seeming a bit shallow, and Ayla's strong love for him a bit of a mystery.
"The Valley of Horses" is book two, of a six book series written by Jean Auel. I loved every one of them, without exception, until the last one: "The Land of Painted Caves". Started reading this series in print, long before Kindle made it's appearance; the first books came out in a timely manner, but the last one took YEARS, and when it finally did come to be, I felt like the author had been pressured to finish, rather than leaving everyone hanging. That being said: if you enjoy some education with your reading, you'll love these. Mrs. Auel is obviously a very intelligent person who was diligent in her research, I just wish I hadn't been so disappointed in the last one.
Love the story line. I have read this series several times. I love the detail of flora and fauna as well as culture and climate. I don't agree with some of her ideas of how early people understood the world (like where babies come from) but if you tell yourself it's just a story you can go along with it. Now that I've read it several times I know I can now skip the light porn between the main characters without missing important story lines.
I loved the first one and loved this one just as much. This book was a roller coaster of emotions and ended so perfectly. I could barely put it down. Learning about how people lived so long ago is s fascinating, but you're also drawn in on a personal level and feel connected to the main character, Ayla. I immediately got the third book as soon as I finished this one.
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I enjoyed this book with reservation. It focuses on the transition that Ayla makes when she leaves the clan. There's a lot of fluff in the chapter, but perhaps it is because I prefer to get on with the story. Ayla becomes friends with a horse and we see it develop into a friendship and it's all good. Then there's the development of new characters who are introduced; however they really do not interact with Ayla until the closing of the chapter. There's a feeling throughout the book that the men will round a corner at any minute and meet up with Ayla, though it doesn't happen as quickly as you expect. By the end of the book, I understood more about the author's intent. You do get the feeling of much time that has passed since Ayla lived with the clan and she appears to be about sixteen years of age in this book. And of course, it is no surprise that a romantic relationship quickly emerges with one of the new characters and Ayla, which primes us for the next book.
This, and the previous book of the series, The Clan of the Cave Bear, are good stories and bring to life, in a plausible way, early periods of humanity that we can only speculate on from fossils and bones. It's enlightening to consider that "cavemen" may have had complex and nuanced social systems and ways of communicating. What I wanted to comment on, however, was the quality of the printing. I got the "mass market" paperback and there were dozens of pages where the print was so light (obviously a printing error) that it was difficult to read. For the third book (The Mammoth Hunters), I sprang for the regular paperback which, while a few dollars more expensive, provides an easier reading experience.