By Jean M. Auel
A literary phenomenon, Jean M. Auel’s prehistoric odyssey is without doubt one of the best-loved sagas of our time. applying meticulous examine and the consummate artistry of a grasp storyteller, Auel paints a brilliant landscape of the sunrise of recent people. via Ayla, an orphaned woman who grows right into a appealing and brave younger girl, we're swept up within the harsh and gorgeous Ice Age global, domestic to the extended family of the Cave undergo. Now, for the 1st time, all six novels within the Earth’s kids® sequence come in one handy booklet bundle:
THE extended family OF THE CAVE BEAR
THE VALLEY OF HORSES
THE huge HUNTERS
THE PLAINS OF PASSAGE
THE SHELTERS OF STONE
THE LAND OF PAINTED CAVES
A usual catastrophe leaves a tender woman wandering on my own in an strange and hazardous land till she is located by means of a lady of the extended family, humans very diversified from her personal sort. To them, blond, blue-eyed Ayla seems to be strange and ugly—she is likely one of the Others, those that have moved into their historic place of birth; yet Iza can't go away the lady to die and takes her with them. Iza and Creb, the outdated Mog-ur, develop to like her, and as Ayla learns the methods of the extended family and Iza’s manner of therapeutic, such a lot come to just accept her. however the brutal and proud adolescence who's destined to develop into the Clan’s subsequent chief sees Ayla’s modifications as a probability to his authority. He develops a deep and abiding hatred for the unusual lady of the Others who lives of their midst, and is set to get his revenge.
Praise for the Earth’s teenagers® series
“Auel is a hugely ingenious author. She humanizes prehistory and provides it immediacy and clarity.”—The big apple occasions e-book Review
“Storytelling within the grand culture . . . From the violent landscape of spring at the steppes to musicians jamming on a mammoth-bone marimba, Auel’s books are a beautiful instance of worldwide construction. They sign up for the quick checklist of books, like James Clavell’s Shogun and Frank Herbert’s Dune, that depict unique societies so vividly that readers virtually regard them as ‘survival manuals.’ ”—Vogue
“Jean Auel has demonstrated herself as considered one of our ideal storytellers. . . . Her narrative ability is supreme.”—Chicago Tribune
“Pure leisure at its elegant, totally exhilarating best.”—Los Angeles Times
“Readers who fell in love with little Ayla will without doubt experience her prehistoric womanhood.”—People
“Lively and fascinating, better vastly via the vividly coloured backdrop of early humanity . . . Auel is a prodigious researcher.”—The Washington publish publication World
“Among smooth epic spinners, Auel has few friends. . . . She deftly creates a complete international, giving a feeling of the origins of sophistication, ethnic, and cultural variations that alternately divide and fascinate us today.”—Kirkus experiences (starred review)
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That used to be the explanation girl totems needed to be much less robust than male totems, for even a vulnerable totem received energy from the lifestyles strength that resided in ladies. ladies drew at the existence strength; it used to be they who produced new existence. within the actual global, a guy used to be larger, better, way more robust than a girl, yet within the frightened international of unseen forces, the girl used to be endowed with possibly extra energy. males believed woman’s smaller, weaker actual shape that allowed them to dominate her was once a compensating stability and that no lady needs to ever be allowed to gain her complete capability, or the stability will be disappointed. She was once stored from complete participation within the religious lifetime of the extended family to maintain her blind to the power the lifestyles strength gave her. younger males have been warned at their first manhood rite of the dire results that may outcome if a lady even glimpsed the esoteric rites of the boys, and legends have been instructed of the time whilst ladies have been those who managed the magic to intercede with the spirit global. the lads had taken their magic from them yet now not their strength. Many younger males checked out girls in a brand new gentle when they grew to become conscious of those chances. They assumed their male duties with nice seriousness. a girl needed to be secure, supplied for, and absolutely ruled, or the fragile stability of actual and religious forces will be disrupted and the continued lifestyles of the lifetime of the extended family destroyed. simply because her religious forces have been much more robust in the course of menses, a girl used to be remoted. She needed to stick with the ladies, was once now not allowed to the touch any meals that may be fed on by means of a guy, and spent her time doing unimportant initiatives like amassing wooden or curing hides which could purely be worn via girls. the lads didn't recognize her lifestyles, thoroughly overlooked her, didn't even reprimand her. If a man’s eye chanced to fall on her, it used to be as if she have been invisible; he appeared via her. It appeared a merciless penalty. The woman’s curse resembled a loss of life curse, the ideally suited punishment that used to be inflicted upon contributors of the extended family in the event that they dedicated a major crime. basically the chief might command a mog-ur to name down the evil spirits and lay a curse of dying. A mog-ur couldn't refuse, notwithstanding it was once risky for the magician and the extended family. as soon as cursed, the felony used to be neither spoken to nor obvious by way of any member of the extended family. He was once neglected, ostracized; he now not existed, simply as if he have been lifeless. Mate and relations grieved his demise, no nutrition used to be shared. a couple of left the extended family and have been by no means obvious back. most easily stopped consuming, stopped consuming, and fulfilled the malediction they, too, believed. sometimes a loss of life curse should be imposed for a constrained time period, yet even that was once frequently deadly because a legal gave up dwelling in the course of the curse. but when he lived via a restricted dying curse, he was once admitted again into the extended family as an entire member, even to his past prestige. He had paid his debt to society and his crime was once forgotten. Crimes have been infrequent, although, and such punishment was once hardly dealt.