The Valley of Horses
This unforgettable 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... show more
This unforgettable 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 Others, tall and fair like herself. The short summer gives her little time to look, and when she finds a sheltered valley with a herd of hardy steppe horses, she decides to stay and prepare for the long glacial winter ahead. Living with the Clan has taught Ayla many skills but not real hunting. She finally knows she can survive when she traps a horse, which gives her meat and a warm pelt for the winter, but fate has bestowed a greater gift, an orphaned foal with whom she develops a unique kinship. One winter extends to more; she discovers a way to make fire more quickly and a wounded cave lion cub joins her unusual family, but her beloved animals don’t fulfill her restless need for human companionship. Then she hears the sound of a man screaming in pain. She saves tall, handsome Jondalar, who brings her a language to speak and an awakening of love and desire, but Ayla is torn between her fear of leaving her valley and her hope of living with her own kind.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 25th 2002
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
Series: Earth's Children part 1/2 (#2)
CoverDie Farbe des zweiten Buches ist ein kräftiges Lila, welches mit den Maserungen von einer Felswand durchzogen ist und zur unteren Hälfte hin heller wird. Schriftfarbe und Art des Covers sind sehr zu meiner Freude gleich geblieben. Ich mag es immer gerne, wenn sich Buchreihen nicht so schnell ve...
This is one of my favourite series of books and I frequently find myself rereading them. The details and descriptions and the contrast between the Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon way of life brings the past to life and you can almost hear the fires crackling and the meat roasting over the flames.
Right after finishing The Clan of the Cage Bear I wanted to read this second book The Valley of Horses. But for me it missed something. Ayla has left the people she grew up with and in search of The Others, but mainly she's just sitting in a cave, personally inventing all kinds of stuff. (It is al...
Thank God it is over - 2 stars Random Ramblings I cannot recall the last time I was so happy to finish a book. I felt as if I had gone up against a ferocious beast and emerged as the winner. Having recently read, REVIEWED and loved [b:The Clan of the Cave Bear|1295|The Clan of the Cave Bear (E...
This book was good, but I thought that CotCB was much better. I wasn't really into the story line involving Jondalar & Thonolan (J&T). I understand that they were young when they started their Journey (J - 18 & T - 15), but they constantly came across as bumbling idiots. I much preferred the book wh...