The Plains of Passage

The Plains of Passage

Book - 2002
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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.

Baker & Taylor
Ayla and Jondalar journey across Ice Age Europe, impressing the primitive tribes--she with her ability to communicate with animals, and he with his mastery of the tools of war. Reissue.

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Ayla and her companion Jondalar set out on their most dangerous journey, traveling away from the safety of the Mammoth Hunters and into the unknown, encountering friends and enemies along the way

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, Crown Publishers, 2002
Edition: ed
ISBN: 9780553289411
0553289411
Characteristics: 865 p. : ill. ; cm

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olaffrost
Dec 29, 2018

Unfortunately, this book was overly long and about one third of it could have been cut.
Turning it into a romance novel may have been good for a bunch of the female readers but could have been left out too. The story is not bad.

SaraLovesBooks Jan 09, 2017

This book is my absolute favorite of the series. I enjoyed the journey back from Ayla's valley to Jondalar's home. The adventures they went through were entertaining, and added a richness to the world. I noticed less repetition in this book than there would be in the next two books. I highly recommend this book.

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angelstr2188
Jul 14, 2012

This book was not the best in the series but still is a good read. There are many detailed sex scenes and the love between Alya and Jondalar grows even stronger. At times I am frustrated with some of the characters but that is some of the appeal behind the book. Captivating and Auel continues with the descriptions, although they are very repetitive if you have read the previous books.

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staylor1465
Jul 22, 2010

I loved this book and can't wait for the next one.

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SqueeGirl Oct 14, 2009

Ayla and Jondalar leave the mammoth hunter tribe and seek out Jondalar's people. Their search leads them on a dangerous journey across the grasslands of Ice Age Europe.

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