Mammoth Hunters [Jean M. Auel] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Leaving the valley of horses with Jondalar, the handsome man she has. Jean M. Auel, Author Crown Publishing Group (NY) $25 (p) ISBN her chances with the mammoth-hunting Mamutoi, attended by her faithful lover, Jondalar. Once again Jean M. Auel opens the door of a time long past to reveal an age of wonder and Ayla ventures into the land of the Mamutoi–the Mammoth Hunters.

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They avoid each other, thinking the other doesn’t care for them anymore. And finally, there are a lot more developed characters this time around–and characters that I actually liked I don’t think I cared for ANY of the characters in The Valley of Horses.

At this point, it doesn’t matter if she found Ranec attractive: It would have been.

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Which is precisely why this one got as low of a score as it did, my expectations were much higher. The main protagonists, a young woman named Ayla and a man named Jondalarmeet a group known as the Mamutoior Mammoth Hunters, with whom they live for a period of time.

Was very disappointed in this book.

The short, stocky woman he knew bore little resemblance to the great hulk of a man standing mammth on the riverbank, but they were chipped from the same flint. Ayla invents the needle, domesticates a Wolf cub, possesses shamanic powers that the Mamut spiritual leader of the Mamutoi encourages her to use to “see visions”, and generally grows to be an even bigger Mary Sue than even the first two books made her out to be and that is a feat, lemme tell you.


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The history buff in me HAD to give it those 3 stars because of the intricate details and learning involved in Auel’s story of Ayla- a homo sapiens girl raised by ‘flatheads’ Neanderthals during the Ice Age. Jondalar, a Zelandoni, is a mamjoth among the Mamutoi, and Ayla’s acceptance in their society makes him feel separated from her.

The OmniExplorer 21 August, Mamut is also one of the first to become aware of Ayla’s unique upbringing. It is the Mamutoi master carver of ivory—dark-skinned Ranec, flirtatious, artistic, magnetic—who fascinates Ayla.

These books are a classic case and point. I’ve invested too much in this decision, and nothing is going to change my mind now. Firstly, Auel opens up her world and introduces us to the Mamutoi and their ways; describing different cultures, digging into the past and revealing it to the audience is Auel’s strong suit, and it’s nice to have her back in her element.

In a land of astonishing blue ice, the massive freezing glacierslittle huntes supplyonly a tribe that adopts to the inclement weather elementscan hope to prosperalways needing to be alert in this unforgiving environment. It seems to me the name I heard was something like that. Bringing back the single pup of a lone wolf she has killed, Ayla shows the way she tames animals. Yes, I did say “worse”.

Just as Talut was getting over the shock, the young woman gave him another.

That and between book 2 and this book, the sex scenes were coming on so hard and fast that you had the feeling it was because she couldn’t think of anything better to write.


Kills could be so easy! Clearly, while a much better effort than her last two, this book is NOT on par with Clan of Cave Bear, although fans of Alya will be placated.

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Nov 27, Pages Buy. Also, if it was so obvious to everyone around those two that they were madly in love with each other, why didn’t someone just step up and say something to them?

Ranec was always my least favourite character, and not because he was Jondalar’s rival, but because he was a fucking creep.

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It hadn”t been hard to follow Talut”s line of thought. The Mammoth Hunters Jean M. EVERYBODY that meets her is in love with her or if they don’t like hunteds, it is only because they hate things that are ‘different’ and she wins them over in no time with her amazingness.

I was thoroughly sick of the blow-by-blow descriptions of sex. At the end of this novel, Ayla and Jondalar leave for the year-long return journey to Jondalar’s people, the Zelandonii, a journey detailed in The Plains of Passage and continued in The Shelters of Stone. There are some other harmful actitudes in the book, but these are the most relevant; I think I’ve already made my point.

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