This second story in the 'Earth's Children' series is as magnificent as the first, and continues with Ayla's adventures. The care and patience the author puts into her writing makes for an incredibley enjoyable tale. The climax at the end is worth the wait and when Ayla finally finds love you will think that all your christmases have come at once. You will laugh out loud, and you will cry unabashedly (without embarrassment). Make sure you have the next book in the series ready because you will not be able to wait.
With one big difference. The album by the Hoodoo Gurus is brilliant, the book isn't even remotely close to that, in fact several stars out of 5 not so.
This veers well into really, really boring romance novel territory. It may be supposed to be like that, but at that length, it gets really tedious, really, really quickly. Avoid it, unless that is what you are looking for, as smart guy and smart girl lust after each other across Neanderthal territory.
Another good book in the Earth's Children series. The plot to this book was a good progression from the previous book. Each book in this series really as to be read in sequence, I don't believe this book would be very enjoyable to someone who has not read 'Clan of the Cave Bear'.
This book catched my heart and soul, i have trubel putting the book down for a break it is very intresting and keeps you on your toes, its a great follow up from the clan of the cave bear, jean m ueal is a fantastic wrighter and i am looking forward to getting to the end of this series as much as i am sad it will be over, but i will keep my books for as long as i am here and read them many times im sure, i love this book, great read
As I have found with many books that are part of a series, the second book never lives up to the brilliance of the first. The Valley of the Horses is an important part in the over all storyline, however I felt it dragged out a bit long - which may have been due to the fact I had been told the ending, so was just dying for it to finally happen! I found the talk about the tools became a bit too much - almost as though Jean was showing off about her knowledge of them - Worth the read - only if you are reading the entire series...
the second in the earth child series, ayla is cast out of the caves by the cruel leader, she has some skills to survive but she must learn many more and learn to hunt if she is to eat, the story follows her learning and her lonliness as she tries to survive the long and very lonely winters, she makes some new friends a horse and a lion cub and when she thinks she will go mad, she finds an injured jolander who is of her own race, they can't speak the language but become friends, clever and interesting a very good book
The second installment in the Earth Children's series was quite remarkable, most likely my favourite out of all the books. Ayla find a valley after her Death Curse from The clan and Learns to live by herself, killing her first big animals (horses) and fostering a young foal after she killed its mother in her hunting trap. Later she finds Jondalar badly injured and his brother Thonolan.
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