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The Plains of Passage - Jean M. Auel

Crown Publishers, 1990, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Slight inward bow to the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.

2nd Impression. Maps to the endpapers. From the cover: “Ayla, the heroine first introduced in The Clan of the Cave Bear, is known and beloved by millions of readers. The Earth’s Children™ series is a national literary phenomenon. As fresh and new as the young earth itself, Jean M. Auel’s brilliant epic transforms readers into passionate and devoted followers. Now, in The Plains of Passage, Ayla’s story continues.

Ayla and Jondalar set out on horseback across the windswept grasslands of Ice Age Europe. To the hunter-gatherers of their world — who have never seen tame animals — Ayla and Jondalar appear enigmatic and frightening. The mystery surrounding the woman, who speaks with a strange accent and talks to animals with their own sounds, is heightened by her uncanny control of a large, powerful wolf. The tall, yellow-haired man who rides by her side is also held in awe, not only for the magnificent stallion he commands, but for his skill as a crafter of stone tools, and for the new weapon he devises, the spear-thrower.

In the course of their cross-continental odyssey, Ayla and Jondalar encounter both savage enemies and brave friends. Together they learn that the vast and unknown world can be difficult and treacherous, but breathtakingly beautiful and enlightening as well. All the pain and pleasure bring them closer to their ultimate destination, for the orphaned Ayla and the wandering Jondalar must reach that place on earth they can call home.

As sweeping and spectacular as the land she creates, Jean M. Auel’s The Plains of Passage is an astonishing novel of discovery, danger, and love, a triumph for one of the world’s most original and popular authors.”

Jacket designed by Hiroko. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red / Fawn boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Earth's Children series. 760 pages.