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The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel
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Mar 14, 2011

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Another installment of the Earth's Children series.

This one was ok...but the love triangle between Ayla, Jondalar and another man she meets in the book got to be tiresome and over-visited. At times some of the scenes felt they belonged more in a romance than a historical fiction novel. Sometimes Ayla's super-human intelligence and ability to come up with outside-the-box (for her time) solutions got a bit wearysome as well. How many super important inventions are we supposed to give one girl credit for? Domestication of animals, the ability to create fire more easily, new weapons, a correct interpretation of how we propigate the all gets to be a little much.

But that aside...I enjoyed learning more about prehistoric life seen through Ayla's eyes and seeing how she adapts to living with her own kind.

I'd recommend this if you enjoyed the first two Earth's Children novels and want to learn more about what happened to Ayla.

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