Mammoth Hunters [Jean M. Auel] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Leaving the valley of horses with Jondalar, the handsome man she has. Jean M. Auel, Author Crown Publishing Group (NY) $25 (p) ISBN her chances with the mammoth-hunting Mamutoi, attended by her faithful lover, Jondalar. Once again Jean M. Auel opens the door of a time long past to reveal an age of wonder and Ayla ventures into the land of the Mamutoi–the Mammoth Hunters.

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The Mammoth Hunters

Once again, you are learning about what life was like back in those days. Earth’s Children 6 books. And she does her Clan kneeling before him. I’m willing to look past these blunders because they serve the plot, but they kept me from being able to enjoy the book as much as I would have liked. In addition to all this, the Mamutoi shaman tells Ayla that she has the whole kit and caboodle of shamanic powers!

Ayla quickly discovers this and teaches him, and the rest of the Lion Camp, the Clan way of communicating.

I was a bit frustrated with the whole love thing between Ayla and Jondalar. For perhaps the first time in Auel’s series, I felt completely and very believably transported back to an gunters thousands of years ago. Jondalar is hacked off. Because Jondalar pulls back from her, Ayla thinks he doesn’t love her anymore, and decides she’d better stick with Ranec even though she doesn’t truly love him, because then at least she’ll have someone who cares for her.

So that’s all, folks.

Angst and more angst — turn page. And yes, it is a love story. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Fix field “sort by title”. One with special powers? Auel continues the breathtaking epic journey of the woman called Ayla. She finds women friends and painful memories of the Clan she left behind, and meets Ranec, the dark-skinned, magnetic master carver of ivory, whom she cannot refuse–inciting Jondalar to a fierce jealousy that he tries to control by avoiding her.


She had to leave the clan and move on. She has finally found the Others she has been seeking. I enjoy the atmospherics and settings of these novels and the unique environment, as well as many of the characters. Instead, Ayla and Jondalar begin a painful, stupid, nonsensical “falling out”.

She really is quite talented. Others are amazed that Ayla can ride the beast, and it appears she is one of the first humans to do so. It was a little frightening–but think how much a Camp could benefit from such talent. At this point, it doesn’t matter if she found Ranec attractive: Because Ayla acts confused and like she has done nothing wrong, Jondalar convinces himself that she doesn’t want him anymore and has chosen Ranec over him, and so pulls back from her, deciding to let her be free to make her own choice.

Not a single word of advice to point the unhappy couple in the right direction or to fix the relationship.

Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. At her adoption ceremony, Ranec kisses her and tells her he wants to bed her. I’ve wandered all over the place, wondering if it is as good as or worse than Valley.

Though Ayla must learn their different customs and language, she is adopted because of her remarkable hunting ability, singular healing skills, and uncanny fire-making technique. It is obvious that the quality of these books drops off quickly after the Clan of the Cave Bear, but I am still reading.

Still, it was somewhat enjoyable, but I don’t know if I want to continue reading this series I’m taking a break!

All the while, they both have googly eyes for each other, lust after each other, dance around talking to each other The short, stocky woman he knew bore little resemblance to the great hulk of a man standing there on the riverbank, but they were chipped from the same flint. It’s obvious that Auel has put a great deal of research into this book, and it comes across in her detailed descriptions of period specific items and activities.

The love story in this one starts out strong, and by the time you get half way through, you are so sick of the misunderstandings and hurt feelings that you feel no one could be that stupid about love.


I wouldn”t think a mare would let anyone get close to her at that time,” one of the other men said. What if they don”t like me? Historical Fiction Literary Fiction. The protagonists make their home with the Lion Camp of the Mammoth Hunters, which features a number of respected Mamutoi.

I don’t care what happens to Ayla or Jondalar, and I wouldn’t have been upset if Jondalar had ridden off alone, or even if the other camps of the Mamutoi banded together witch-hunt style and chased off Ayla due to her Neanderthal connections. The Mammoth Hunters is an historical fiction novel by Jean M.

Up until this point, this series was a wonderful story of a woman who was learning to think for hynters. He hates her so much for her independence and intelligence, he invents rape to punish her. Auel opens the door of a time long past to reveal an age of wonder and danger at the dawn of the modern human race. There was way too much stupid going on between Ayla and Jondalar, and the results were nearly disastrous.

He cannot speak, having the same vocal limitations as the Clan, but he also has their memories.

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Contents [ show ]. The depiction of a hunter gatherer society living in the shadow of the great continental ice shelf remains splendid. His name is Jondalahar. She knows she was raised unconventionally, but until the Summer gathering of the Mammoth Hunters she doesn’t realise quite how different her way is He was glad he had not come upon them unknowing. Having read the whole series Ayla is susceptible to being deceived or confused; she was brought up among essentially honest people who due to their visual language are incapable of deception.

AND then repeated later.