The Valley of Horses

The Valley of Horses

This unforgettable odyssey into the distant past carries us back to the awesome mysteries of the exotic, primeval world of The Clan of the Cave Bear, and to Ayla, now grown into a beautiful and courageous young woman.

Cruelly cast out by the new leader of the ancient Clan that adopted her as a child, Ayla leaves those she loves behind and travels alone through a stark, open land filled with dangerous animals but few people, searching for the Others, tall and fair like herself. The short summer gives her little time to look, and when she finds a sheltered valley with a herd of hardy steppe horses, she decides to stay and prepare for the long glacial winter ahead. Living with the Clan has taught Ayla many skills but not real hunting. She finally knows she can survive when she traps a horse, which gives her meat and a warm pelt for the winter, but fate has bestowed a greater gift, an orphaned foal with whom she develops a unique kinship. One winter extends to more; she discovers a way to make fire more quickly and a wounded cave lion cub joins her unusual family, but her beloved animals don't fulfill her restless need for human companionship. Then she hears the sound of a man screaming in pain. She saves tall, handsome Jondalar, who brings her a language to speak and an awakening of love and desire, but Ayla is torn between her fear of leaving her valley and her hope of living with her own kind.

Title:The Valley of Horses
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780553381665

    The Valley of Horses Reviews

  • Corbin

    Dad: "So...how's the book?"Me: "Hmn. Well, I like the first two thirds or so, that's all survivalist nerd stuff. But after that, it kind of turns into caveman porn."(Later that week...)Dad: "So...I bo...

  • Crystal Starr Light

    I've never seen a series take such a downturn so fast!When we last saw Ayla in The Clan of the Cave Bear, she had been banished, sentenced to death by the clan leader, Broud, who hated her. The Valley...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    I loved this book soooooo much!! Ayla is my hero! There were some things but didn't keep it from my favorites list! I love Whinney and Baby, my heart soared so much! And when Ayla and Jondalar met I w...

  • Henry Avila

    She walks away alone, a figure in the vast, savage, uncaring, desolate, almost empty region, of what is now the Ukraine, expelled by her adopted, Neanderthal, cave dwelling band, Ayla, at 14, is force...

  • Charlotte May

    Ouch. I’ve never known a series to go so downhill in the second book!When I read The Clan of the Cave Bear I was swept up into a prehistoric world filled with spirits, survival and a wonderfully int...

  • Kara

    I didn’t mind that it devolved (devolved, get it? hehehe) anyway, I didn't mind that the book turned out to be porn-for-women-who-pretend-they-don’t-like-that-sort-of-thing-because-its-soooo-low-b...

  • Penny

    This book will forever be in my heart.I wish I could read it again for the first time.UNFORGETABLE...

  • Renee

    This one goes down as my all time, #1, best read. I learned SO many things and gained more strength and independence than I though possible. The story is this, Ayla is cast out from her family, leavin...

  • Kinga

    Ayla’s adventures volume two. The writing is as bad as it was in volume one (I detailed all the problems I had with it here : http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...) with the addition of hackneyed...

  • Tim The Enchanter

    Thank God it is over - 2 stars Silver Broken Gavel for Worst Book Read in 2014 Random Ramblings I cannot recall the last time I was so happy to finish a book. I felt as if I had gone up against ...