By Jean M. Auel
Ayla, the self reliant heroine of The extended family of the Cave endure and The Valley of Horses, units out from the valley on Whinney, the pony she tamed. along with her is Jondalar, the tall, good-looking, yellow-haired guy she nursed again to future health and got here to like. jointly they meet the Mamutoi--the big Hunters--people like Ayla. yet to Ayla, who used to be raised through the extended family of the Cave undergo, they're "the Others." She techniques them with combined emotions of worry and curiosity.
Talut, a strong endure of a guy with vibrant pink hair, a booming snigger, and a mild middle, and his tall, dark-haired sister, Tulie, are the leaders of the Lion Camp of the Mamutoi. it truly is the following that Ayla unearths her first girls pals, yet a few one of the Mamutoi dislike Ayla simply because she was once raised by way of "flatheads," their identify for the folk of the extended family. Ayla is haunted by means of her thoughts of the extended family simply because Rydag, a baby of combined parentage residing with the Mamutoi, bears so robust a resemblance to her personal son, Durc.
It is the Mamutoi grasp carver of ivory--dark-skinned Ranec, flirtatious, inventive, magnetic--who fascinates Ayla. She reveals herself interested in him. due to her uncanny regulate over animals, her therapeutic abilities, and the magic firestone she found, Ayla is followed into the substantial fireplace by means of Mamut, the traditional shaman of the nice Earth Mother.
Ayla unearths herself torn among her robust emotions for Ranec and her strong love for the wildly jealous and uncertain Jondalar. it's not till after the good vast hunt, whilst Ayla's lifestyles is threatened, fateful determination is made.
Set within the demanding terrain of Ice Age Europe that hundreds of thousands of Jean Auel's readers have come to treasure, The substantial Hunters is an epic novel of affection, wisdom, jealousy, and difficult choices--a novel absolute to garner Jean Auel even better acclaim as a grasp storyteller of the sunrise of humanity.
This e-book contains the complete textual content of the radical plus the next extra content:
• An particular preview bankruptcy from Jean M. Auel's The Land of Painted Caves, on sale in hardcover March 29, 2011
• An Earth's Children® sequence sampler together with loose chapters from the opposite books in Jean M. Auel's bestselling series
• A Q&A with the writer in regards to the Earth's Children® sequence