Waiting on Wednesday: Land of Painted Caves
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
My pick for this week is:
Available March 29, 2011
The Land of Painted Caves continues the story of Ayla, her mate Jondalar, and their little daughter, Jonayla, taking readers on a journey of discovery and adventure as Ayla struggles to find a balance between her duties as a new mother and her training to become a Zelandoni — one of the Ninth Cave community’s spiritual leaders and healers. Once again, Jean Auel combines her brilliant narrative skills and appealing characters with a remarkable re-creation of the way life was lived thousands of years ago, rendering the terrain, dwelling places, longings, beliefs, creativity and daily lives of Ice Age Europeans as real to the reader as today’s news.
When I found out at last year’s BEA that this was going to be published and that it had an actual pub date, I was ecstatic! It’s been eight years since the last book and I know a lot of people have been wondering if another book was even going to come out. And it is! I first read the series in middle school and high school. I actually watched the movie on TV first before I picked up Clan of the Cave Bear. I have to admit that I was slightly disappointed in the last book because not a lot happened and I feel like it was all building up to this book; it almost felt like filler. But that will definitely not deter me away from buying my copy on release day.