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Only for true fans of the Cave Bear.
on June 14, 2011
This book has one major flaw the love triangle between Ayla, Jondalar and a member of the new group of people they spend the winter with. This relationship is labourious to read and drags on for hundreds of pages.
The other aspects of the book are great though. The introduction of the Mammoth Hunters provides an interesting collection of new characters. The story follows Auels always interesting portrail of early man. I enjoy the theories of technological and behavioral evolution present in all the Children of the Earth series.
The great hunt scenes are fascinating and a joy to read as well. A good book for fans of the series but not one to pick up and read if you don't know the back story.