In this third of the acclaimed Earth's Children novels, Ayla, the independent heroine of THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR and THE VALLEY OF HORSES, sets out from the valley on Whinney, the horse she tamed.
With her is Jondalar, tall, handsome and yellow-haired, the man she nursed back to health and came to love. Together they meet the Manutoi -- the Mammoth Hunters -- people like Ayla. Among them is Ranec, an artistic, magnetic master carver of ivory.
Ayla finds herself torn between Ranec and Jondalar, the latter a powerful lover but insecure and wildly jealous. It is not until the great mammoth hunt, when Ayla's life is threatened, that a fateful decision is made.
About the Author
Jean M. Auel is an international phenomenon. Her Earth's Children series — set in prehistoric Europe — has sold more than 45 million copies worldwide. Her extensive research — including learning how to construct an ice cave for her first book The Clan of the Cave Bear — has earned her the respect of archaeologists and anthropologists around the world. She has honorary degrees from four universities and received the French government’s medal of an "Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters."
Date of Birth:February 18, 1936
Place of Birth:Chicago, Illinois
Education:M.B.A., University of Portland, 1976