The Shelters of Stone: Earth's Children® Series, Book 5

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full_title shelters of stone earths children
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display_description 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 series
• A Q&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, even 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 find 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 unique. 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.
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series Earth's Children®, Earth's children
series_with_volume Earth's Children®, Earth's children
subject_facet Ayla (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Europe -- Fiction, Glacial epoch -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Prehistoric peoples -- Fiction
title_display The Shelters of Stone
title_full The Shelters of Stone Earth's Children® Series, Book 5, The shelters of stone : Earth's children / Jean M. Auel
title_short The Shelters of Stone
title_sub Earth's Children® Series, Book 5
topic_facet Ayla (Fictitious character), Fiction, Glacial epoch, Historical Fiction, Literature, Prehistoric peoples, Thriller