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Ayla, being raised as a Clan bunters to drop and spread ’em at hunterx man’s whim, agrees. More so than any other book in the Earth’s Children seriesThe Mammoth Hunters relies on the tension created by the relationships between the characters to create a storyline, in that Ayla’s susceptibility to being deceived or confused, caused by her upbringing among essentially honest people, leads the more complicated, obstinate, and passionate Jondalar to make multiple errors.

I spent the entire book wanting to slap the hunterz out of both of them, while screaming “just talk to each other already!!

The protagonists make their home with the Lion Camp of the Mammoth Hunters, which features a number of respected Mamutoi. Mamut is also one of the first to become aware of Ayla’s unique upbringing.

Val’s Random Comments: The Mammoth Hunters – Jean M. Auel

After that first book? Riding Whinne Once again Jean M. Okay, so I generally don’t write reviews, because it takes me aule lot of time that could be spent reading another book, but this time I NEED to address something that everyone forgets to address.


The man with the flaming beard looked thoughtful for a while, then, unexpectedly, he lunged for Jondalar and grabbed the tall blond man in a bone-crunching bear hug. But in this book, both of the characters spend the whole time exhibiting the emotional maturity of twelve year olds. In a land of astonishing blue ice, the massive freezing glacierslittle food supplyonly a tribe that adopts to the inclement weather elementscan hope to prosperalways needing to be alert in this unforgiving environment.

Once again Jean M.

Contents [ show ]. She edged toward the headman and leaned against him as though for support. During Valley of the Horses, Ayla’s inventions and innovations started to stack up a bit and were starting to edge into Was very disappointed in this book. Well, this book pushed her over the edge.

Auel ‘s Earth’s Children. Is she of the river people? There was also a lot of genuine love in the Lion camp which I felt really rubbed off on Ayla and her animals, and she got some of the care she’d been so desperately missing during ma,moth years alone.

Talut appraised her shrewdly. All the while, they both have googly eyes for each other, lust after each other, dance around talking to each other This incident happened over 20 years ago, and I haven’t looked at her since. If you want more proofs of this, look at the sex scene: Aug 21, Dianne rated it liked it Shelves: Auel continues the breathtaking epic journey of the woman called Ayla. Several people smiled, or chuckled, and Jondalar realized they must all have been thinking about riding a horse.


Ayla is haunted by her memories of the Clan because Rydag, a child of mixed parentage living with the Mamutoi, bears so strong a resemblance to her own son, Durc. Recommended to Iset by: Just take a peek at my status updates for this book to see the other mammofh stuff I didn’t talk about in this review.

The Mammoth Hunters

Jondalar, a Zelandoni, is a foreigner among the Mamutoi, and Ayla’s acceptance in their society makes him feel separated from her. 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 Ajel hear often that authors should show, not tell, and after reading this book, glazing over and page turning past large sections of telling often repeating what has been told before I fully appreciate that advice.

This is a series that really must be read in order. I have to say, for someone who’s meant to be so brilliant, Ayla was pretty stupid about the whole love triangle thing.

She broke them over and over in the first book, unable to resist her Cro-Magnon nature! Sure, things got a little dicey at the end of the second book when Jondalar showed up, and Ayla began to obsess about every little thought that might be going through his head.

Oct 06, Pages Buy. It was a little frightening–but think how much a Camp could benefit from such talent. Errr, dude, she just told you she’s tired.