The triumphant finale of the hugely successful Earth's Children(R) series
Jean M. Auel, whose novels about prehistoric life have won acclaim for their inspired storytelling, meticulous attention to detail and historic accuracy, has written the highly anticipated sixth and final book in the phenomenally bestselling Earth's Children series. Auel's Earth's Children is one of the most popular and celebrated series in publishing history, as Ayla's journey begins with the groundbreaking first novel, THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR. Continuing with THE VALLEY OF HORSES where she meets Jondalar, her future mate, and THE MAMMOTH HUNTERS, Ayla and Jondalar's epic journey progresses through Ice Age Europe in THE PLAINS OF PASSAGE until they reach Jondalar's home, in THE SHELTERS OF STONE. With THE LAND OF PAINTED CAVES, Jean Auel gives fans the finale they have been looking for. It is a brilliant achievement by one of the world s most beloved authors. Her extensive factual research has earned her the respect of renowned scientists, archaeologists and anthropologists around the globe. She was made an Officer of the Order of Arts & Letters by the French Minister of Culture and Communication in 2008.
Literary authors should probably bottle whatever it is she's got. - Weekend AustralianQueen of the Stone Age - The Age What probably best explains Auel s immense popularity, is the fact that she has created a heroine women can fantasise about being, while at the same time identifying with her. - Sydney Morning HeraldHistorical accuracy and an entertaining approach. - The Canberra TimesPraise for THE SHELTERS OF STONE:'Jean Auel's greatest achievement is to have created a plausible primeval community where men and women love and sometimes hate, and learn to survive in a harsh environment that demands rules and co-operation.' - Daily ExpressMeticulously researched . . . fascinating . . . course-by-course menus for Upper Paleolithic blow-outs . . . that Joanne Harris might envy. Jean Auel is as remarkable a figure as J R R Tolkien. - Independent MagazineJean M. Auel has meticulously researched her subject and this latest book should continue the huge success of the series. - HelloMassive in scope - Daily Mirror