The first episode of Jean M. Auel's publishing phenomenon will excite and prepare reader's for the long-awaited sixth and final book, The Land of Painted Caves.
Leave 21st century London and go back to Ice Age Europe. Follow Ayla, a Cro-Magnon child who loses her parents in an earthquake and is adopted by a tribe of Neanderthal, the Clan.
See how the Clan's wary suspicion is gradually transformed into acceptance of this girl, so different from them, under the guidance of its medicine woman Iza and its wise holy man Creb. Immerse yourself in a world dictated by the demands of survival in a hostile environment, and be swept away in an epic tale of love, identity and struggle.
Beautiful, exciting, imaginative - New York Times
A major bestseller . . . a remarkable work of imagination - Daily Express
It's nice to rediscover an old classic that, upon reading 30 years after it was first published, still has appeal . . . Auel's simple but engaging storytelling skill is still a joy. - Sunday Mail,Brisbane
Jean M. Auel is one of the world's most esteemed and beloved authors. Her extensive factual research has earned her the respect of renowned scientists, archaeologists and anthropologists around the globe, culminating in her being made an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture and Communication in 2008.