Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: October 6, 2010
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0307767639
ISBN - 13: 9780307767639
From the Publisher
This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the
following additional content:
• An exclusive preview chapter from Jean M. Auel's
The Land of Painted Caves, on sale in hardcover March 29,
• An Earth's Children® series sampler including free chapters
from the other books in Jean M. Auel's bestselling series
• A Q&A with the author about the Earth's Children®
Ayla, the independent heroine of The Clan of the Cave
Bear and The Valley of Horses, sets out
from the valley on Whinney, the horse she tamed. With her is
Jondalar, the tall, handsome, yellow-haired man she nursed back to
health and came to love. Together they meet the Mamutoi--the
Mammoth Hunters--people like Ayla. But to Ayla, who was raised by
the Clan of the Cave Bear, they are "the Others." She approaches
them with mixed feelings of fear and curiosity.
Talut, a powerful bear of a man with bright red hair, a booming
laugh, and a gentle heart, and his tall, dark-haired sister, Tulie,
are the leaders of the Lion Camp of the Mamutoi. It is here that
Ayla finds her first women friends, but some among the Mamutoi
dislike Ayla because she was raised by "flatheads," their name for
the people of the Clan. Ayla is haunted by her memories of the Clan
because Rydag, a child of mixed parentage living with the Mamutoi,
bears so strong a resemblance to her own son, Durc.
It is the Mamutoi master carver of ivory--dark-skinned Ranec,
flirtatious, artistic, magnetic--who fascinates Ayla. She finds
herself drawn to him. Because of her uncanny control over animals,
her healing skills, and the magic firestone she discovered, Ayla is
adopted into the Mammoth Hearth by Mamut, the ancient shaman of the
Great Earth Mother.
Ayla finds herself torn between her strong feelings for Ranec and
her powerful love for the wildly jealous and unsure Jondalar. It is
not until after the great mammoth hunt, when Ayla's life is
threatened, that a fateful decision is made.
Set in the challenging terrain of Ice Age Europe that millions of
Jean Auel's readers have come to treasure, The Mammoth
Hunters is an epic novel of love, knowledge, jealousy, and
hard choices--a novel certain to garner Jean Auel even greater
acclaim as a master storyteller of the dawn of humanity.
About the Author
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.