Leaving the valley of horses with Jondalar, the handsome man she has nursed back to health and come to love, Ayla embarks on a journey that will lead her to the Mamutoi; the Mammoth Hunters.
But as she settles into this new life among a people at first strange and disturbingly different, Ayla finds herself irresistibly drawn to Ranec, their master-carver.
Ultimately, she is compelled to make a fateful choice between the two men. Jean Auel's imaginative reconstruction of pre-historic life, rich in detail of language, culture, myth and ritual, has become a set text in schools and colleges around the world.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 736 pages, 1 map
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 23/12/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781444704358