The Plains of Passage
Jean M. Auel’s enthralling Earth’s Children® series has become a literary phenomenon, beloved by readers around the world. In a brilliant novel as vividly authentic and entertaining as those that came before, Jean M. Auel returns us to the earliest days of humankind and to the captivating... show more
Jean M. Auel’s enthralling Earth’s Children® series has become a literary phenomenon, beloved by readers around the world. In a brilliant novel as vividly authentic and entertaining as those that came before, Jean M. Auel returns us to the earliest days of humankind and to the captivating adventures of the courageous woman called Ayla. With her companion, Jondalar, Ayla sets out on her most dangerous and daring journey--away from the welcoming hearths of the Mammoth Hunters and into the unknown. Their odyssey spans a beautiful but sparsely populated and treacherous continent, the windswept grasslands of Ice Age Europe, casting the pair among strangers. Some will be intrigued by Ayla and Jondalar, with their many innovative skills, including the taming of wild horses and a wolf; others will avoid them, threatened by what they cannot understand; and some will threaten them. But Ayla, with no memory of her own people, and Jondalar, with a hunger to return to his, are impelled by their own deep drives to continue their trek across the spectacular heart of an unmapped world to find that place they can both call home.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 25th 2002
Pages no: 784
Edition language: English
Series: Earth's Children part 1/2 (#4)
still finding these books so very hard to put down, while remaining completely aware of their problems. this one probably has the most information in terms of what the land, flora, and fauna was like 25,000 years ago, although all of them are full of information that she transmits to the reader in ...
I'm infatuated with Ayla and Jundular, I love the how the book shows herbal medicine and how different clans and settlements have similar culture and how some practices have veered off into oblivion. It's hard for me to review a book in a series, specially when I'm waiting for the next turn of even...
This book should've been called How to Pleasure Your Way Across Europe, Righting Injustices Along the Way.I've been meaning to do this write-up since I finished the book (over two weeks ago), but kept putting it off. The Plains of Passage comes in at just under 800 pages, but they're 800 pages in w...
While I loved Clan of the Cave Bear, this was close to unreadable, with pages and pages of descriptive detail of the "vast grasslands," and next to no interpersonal relations and dialogue. I really tried to get through it, but no luck.
In The Plains of Passage we follow Ayla and Jondalar on their epic journey to the home Jondalar left 5 years ago. He wants to return to his people and share the discoveries he has made and Ayla just wants to find a home where she can settle down and start a family. The journey isn't going to be an...