Sometimes it feels as though entire hominid species have evolved in less time than it takes to read “The Land of Painted Caves,” the sixth and. Map of the travels of Ayla of the Mamutoi and Zelandonii in the book ‘The Land of Painted Caves’ by Jean Auel. This is the right way up to look. Thirty thousand years in the making and 31 years in the writing, Auel’s overlong and underplotted sixth and final volume in the Earth’s Children.

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I learned from Ayla that love making is beautiful with the man zuel care about. I don’t know – because you’re super old now? Apr 15, Stiney rated it did not like it. Working with this extraordinary author and series from its beginnings has been a great personal and professional pleasure.

And I’m not trying to be overly critical. Welcome to marriage, Jondalar. Cxves all 9 comments. It was a LOT more interesting than the book was!

This one looks right. I even lost my love for Ayla I adored this whole series up until the last two. TOO much about the caves and the Mother Song. I thought they would have learned their lesson last time.

This is supposed to be the last book so the cover says and yet nothing felt resolved to me. Zelandoni likes being the center of attention. One night Ayla makes some mint tea, actually the dried herb cavws given to her in the second part of the book, and is Called.


I’ll do you a favor: She spends the next few days recovering from her experience and helps deliver a friend’s baby.

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Absolutely no character development of the beloved heroine, Ayla. In this three-part book, Ayla is 20 in part 1about 23 in part 2 and 26 in part 3 and is training to become a spiritual leader for the Zelandonii. But what about Jonayla, the child that Ayla wanted so past the last five books?

I’m sure it’s quite accurate from a research viewpoint, but hoo boy, I think I’d rather take today’s stresses and idiocies over this depiction of a natural idyll.

The original mystery, the thing that kept us reading, has just gone off paintfd endless repetition of non-essential details.

I could go on Mar 31, Teri Painteed rated it did not like cavss Shelves: Who was not disappointed by The Land of Painted Caves?

Also, he has the world’s biggest penis. The protagonists are overpowered and boring, but even worse, in an attempt to inject some drama into this story, they act inconsistently and pwinted with their previous incarnations, whilst a veritable tide of thinly-sketched secondary characters are introduced and never heard from again. There was potential for a good story somewhere in there, it was simply wasted and the easy option taken instead. The music of the Mother’s Song is played. Want to Read saving….

The Land of Painted Caves

Lots of repetition from previous books, from this book and not much action. The invented names were fairly unimaginative, all in all, and in the middle of a sentence sometimes the time setting would shift, the tense of the text would change, or a change from third person to first person would occur with not so much as an italicisation to indicate it.


For one thing, have I just grown out of this kind of novel, or did these books always read like an animated textbook? Jul 18, Jim Morrissey rated it did not like it. A few halfway exciting plot points happen, or start to happen and then Ayla and Jondalar’s first priority is the care for their golden-haired child, Jonayla, and the well-being of their amazing animals, Wolf, Whinney, Racer, and Gray.

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This bison looks left. As with the previous books, I enjoyed reading about how people might have lived in that time: I know it has been 20 years, but I haven’t forgot the story or characters, so move it along a little faster please. Because they’re social creatures! She received honorary degrees from her alma mater, as well as the University of Maine and the Mount Vernon College for Women.

The woman can do pretty much anything and everyone will applaud her. See how he likes it.