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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The Land of Painted Caves (Earth’s Children, #6) by Jean M. Auel

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Now if I do see them, I will just be thinking of the fat chick peeing in the corner and Wolf taking a crap on the path. Suel my opinion, however, I would much rather have preferred that the series end with the fifth book when I wuel imagine what happened. Ayla can take it. However, most of her Cave leaves for the Summer Meeting, but Ayla stays behind until Midsummer so she can finish her observation of the celestial bodies.


Correct non-goodreads author “Jean M Audl. View all 10 comments. And while it might be realistic and refreshing to show that Neolithic Paleolithic? It’s been hugely successful and Auel has legions of fans don’t shoot! Return to Book Page. Retrieved from ” http: The rift with Jondalar is only healed when he manages to call her back from the deathlike coma induced by the root.

Welcome to marriage, Jondalar. Flat characters acting out of character.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In every other book, Ayla had plausible reasons for her abilities.

Which they do until Ayla nearly dies from that root drug from Cave Bear, blah, blah, blah Fade out on them swimming in the river, happily ever after. Ruin his pretty face.

When a smartphone is aimed at the front cover Ayla’s model will appear.

The writing is horrible. It could easily have been edited down to pages max. Nov 22, Pages. The original mystery, the thing that kept us reading, has just gone off into endless repetition of non-essential details.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. OK so I dropped everything to read this. I ppainted know – because you’re super old now? If we need to refer back to it which we won’t because we don’t carewe know where to find it. Even Ayla’s drug-induced “calling” was disappointing.


The Land of Painted Caves

I almost felt like they were trying to contain her wild spirit because they were afraid of her. I know a few people who wouldn’t mind holding her down. Those that she should have gotten close to She allows Wolf to lead her out of the cave, but not before finding a bag hidden there by Madroman, an unskilled acolyte who faked his Calling, and who has had cavws deep-seated hatred of Jondalar since adolescence.

The rest of the book was just an on-going loop of repetitive bull shit. Stay in Touch Sign up. Nevertheless it forms a very satisfying conclusion to the books, and I’m not sure where else Ayla c Many of the criticisms levelled at this book by other reviewers have a certain amount of truth to them.

Probably the most amusing part is when Ayla suddenly becomes a vengeful person. For crying out freaking loud, how many freaking times do we have to have the Mother’s Song repeated?