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Review of The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel

It’s been thirty-one years since the adventures of Ayla first hit bookshelves. It was hard not to become a fan. The first three books of the planned six-book series were engrossing reads that transported the audience to neolithic Europe. The fourth book, while having its moments, was plodding. The long-delayed fifth book underwhelmed. Where does the newly released sixth, and presumably final, book rate?


Will Ayla’s Adventure Ever Conclude?

I’ve been a long-time fan of Jean M. Auel’s Earth Children series of books: The Clan of the Cave Bear (1980); The Valley of Horses (1982); The Mammoth Hunters (1985); The Plains of Passages (1990); and The Shelters of Stone (2002). As this was supposed to be a hexalogy, and we currently only have five published titles, the question many fans have been asking is: “When will the 6th book be coming out?”