The first of Jean Auel's Earth's Children series. Ayla, a tall, blond, blue-eyed girl lost her family in an earthquake. She is nurtured and protected by some members of the Clan, but there are those who would cast her out because of her strange and threatening ways. Ayla's adventures 25,000 years ago include exquisite details of our world as it might have been.
This 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...
The sequel to The Mammoth Hunters finds Ayla and Jondalar on their long journey returning to Jondalar's family. Returning humankind's earliest days, the fourth novel in the Earth's Children series. Courageous heroine Ayla and companion Jondalar leave the Mammoth Hunters and travel into the dark, spectacular lands of an unmapped world-always driven to reach a place that they can finally call home.
After their epic journey across Europe, Ayla and Jondalar have reached his home, the Ninth Cave of the Zelandonii, the old stone age settlement in the region known today as southwest France. Jondalar's family greet him warmly, but they are initially wary of the beautiful young woman he has brought back, with her strange accent and her tame wolf and horses.