‘The Mammoth Hunters’ is the third installment in the series “Children of the Earth»By Jean M. Auel, after 'The Clan of the Cave Bear' Y 'The valley of the horses‘.
Endowed with great narrative ability and displaying the same vivid authenticity that she embodied in The Clan of the Cave Bear and its continuation, The valley of the horses, Jean M. Auel follows the awe-inspiring and epic journey of the woman named Ayla.
With Jondalar, the man she loves, riding on Relinchona, her mare, and followed by her foal, Ayla ventures into the land of the Mamutoi: The Mammoth Hunters.
At last he has found the Others, whom he has been searching for. The Others adopt her because of her remarkable ability for medicine and hunting and her extraordinary fire-lighting technique.
After bringing in the puppy of a wolf she has killed, Ayla also teaches them how she tames animals.
She makes friends, has painful memories of the Clan she left and meets Ranec, a dark and magnetic man, an expert in ivory carving, and whom she cannot reject; This makes Jondalar fiercely jealous; but he avoids her to try to control them.
Little familiar with customs of the OthersAyla is wrong, thinks that Jondalar no longer loves her and grows closer and closer to Ranec.
Tension mounts throughout the freezing winter, but warmer temperatures bring the hunting of the great mammoths and the rituals of couples in the Summer Encounter, where Ayla must choose between staying with Ranec and the Mamutoi, or following Jondalar on a long journey into an unknown future.
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