The Valley of Horses

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Bantam, 1983 - Ayla (Fictitious character) - 544 pages
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Cruelly cast out by the ancient Clan that adopted her as a child, Ayla now travels alone in a land of glacial cold and terrifying beasts. She is searching for the Others, a race as tall, blond, and blue-eyed as she. But Ayla finds only a hidden valley, where a herd of hardy steppe horses roams. Here, she is granted a unique kinship with animals enabling her to learn the secrets of fire and raw survival - but still, her need for human companionship and love remain unfulfilled. Then fate brings her a stranger, handsome Jondalar, and Ayla is torn between fear and hope - and carried to an awakening of desire that would shape the future of mankind.

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User Review  - Floratina - LibraryThing

READ IN DUTCH Right after finishing The Clan of the Cage Bear I wanted to read this second book The Valley of Horses. But for me it missed something. Ayla has left the people she grew up with and in ... Read full review

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I ordered The Valley of Horses to complete my collection after reading it and misplacing the book. It is part of the Earth Children series by Jean Auel and it is the best series I have ever read. Her ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1983)

Jean Auel was born on February 18, 1936. For many years Auel considered herself a closet poet, writing in her spare time. She came up with an idea for a short story about a girl who lives with people who are unlike her. This short-story idea became the successful novel, "The Clan of the Cave Bear." Auel's considerable research for the novel included field trips to archeological digs that enable her to provide an accurate depiction of humans living in with nature. The cave dweller topic interested many readers, and Auel wrote several additional books. Together, these works comprise the Earth's Children Series. Auel's writing style draws the reader into exciting speculation about prehistoric earth and its adventures.

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