The Plains of Passage, Part 1 of 2 has ratings and 20 reviews. Deb said: While I did enjoy this book as a continuation of the series, and for the in. Jean M. Auel’s enthralling Earth’s Children® series has become a literary phenomenon, beloved by readers around the world. In a brilliant. The Plains of Passage. Edit · Classic editor · History · Talk (0) .. References Edit. ↑ Map of The Ukraine from the book ‘The Mammoth Hunters’ by Jean Auel.

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Overall, I could barely get half-way before stopping for my own sanity’s sake. The more he thought about the possible dangers they might encounter along the way, the more he imagined even greater ones, but his vague worries were not something he could easily explain. Fiction Literature Thriller Historical Plajns.

Book: The Plains of Passage

I don’t mind being given information about the environment in which characters move, in fact I relish it, but the way it’s written, it really feels like a chopped up academic article forcibly inserted into the main text of the historical fiction. One young bull, hardly more than an adolescent, tried to inch toward her, but as she ran back to her consort, the russet bull lunged at him, voicing his rumbling growl.

By the time the character reaches the end of the journey, something should have been learned, characters should grow, knowledge should be gained. They passed massive herds of bison, and pxssage deer with huge palmate antlers, horses, onagersand asses Lapping water didn’t seem to help much. You must have found where someone’s leavings were buried.

Book: The Plains of Passage

They left the jeam the next morning, after sharing dinner and breakfast with the last Mamutoi group that they would meet.

The russet bull seemed unaware of the joyful pandemonium as he stood resting with his head down. Auel is an international phenomenon.


What makes Ayla more irritating in my book isn’t her Mary Sue qualities although, damn, they were enough to make me want to hit something. It was disturbing, this sense of deep, loud sound she could not quite hear. Ayla and Jondalar set out on horseback over the grasslands of Ice-Age Europe. She had washed and was cutting up cattail roots, and another white starchy root with dark brown skin called groundnuts, preparing to put them in a tightly woven waterproof basket half-full of water, in which the fat-rich tongue was waiting.

Feb 16, Gina rated it it was amazing Shelves: Auel Author Jean M. She learned several legends from Losaduna and a way to make soap from rendered olains, wood ash, and water. It had jeean quickly scratched onto the slab of ivory as an aid to the verbal explanations he had been given, and a ael of them, and it was not meant to be an accurate representation of the route.

Jondalar does this, Ayla screams that, blah, blah, blah. But Ayla had given him something no one else could. After a brief period with them, they at last reach Jondalar’s home, with a cliffhanger ending as we wait to see how they are welcomed.

Though she had chosen to leave with Jondalar because she loved him and wanted to be with him, their talk had made her realize how far away he lived; it would take a year, maybe two years just to travel there.

Fascinated by the awesome spectacle of the two massive creatures about to show honor to the Great Earth Mother, as She required of all Her children, they quickly turned back. Even in ordinary circumstances, mammoths often communicated across distances with deep rumbles and calls that most people jen not aware of.

Jondalar refused, which infuriated her. After shaking off some of the dirt, the mammoth stuffed it all in its mouth, and while it was chewing, reached for more. He does what he can to help the other men while he tries to figure out how to escape and find Ayla.


Ayla couldn’t help it. As they encounter people Jondalar and his brother met on their journey eastward they have a hard time leaving them, especially after an offer to become joined with a high-ranking Sharamudoi couple. After Broud drove me away from the Clan, I had no one.

Quickly she dropped several more stones in the basket pot, added some leaves she had cut up, and put on a lid.

He restrained the impetuous eagerness he felt, though an extraneous feeling of pleasure that he could still feel so eager for her crossed his mind. Passsage never hear you talk that way about other animals, not even wolverines, and they scavenge rotten meat sometimes and are more vicious and smell worse.

Then, if they were both attracted by the same female, and found themselves in the vicinity of each other, they would invariably fight, with severe injury or death a possible result. He opened his mouth to bellow a roar.

The Plains of Passage, Part 1 of 2

It’s still not too late. However, the people fled from the strange-looking horse-people. After reading them the riot act and sending them on their way, Ayla treats the injured man as they share their fire and a passae. Leading the horses, who were exhibiting some nervousness and excitement as well, they circled around through the tallgrass and followed the herd.

It just kept going and there was really nothing in it for the length of the book that made me not want to put it down.