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post #41 of 54
She did need Iza when she was younger, too.

I totally agree with you, but the series would end pretty abruptly if Ayla were gored by a wooly rhino or something, so I can see why that nothing major ever happens to her.
post #42 of 54
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Maybe in the new book something truly life altering will happen. As long as she dosnt kill off the horses, wolf, Jonayla or Jon I will be OK though. I cannot stand when books kill of main characters.
post #43 of 54
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Maybe in the new book something truly life altering will happen. As long as she dosnt kill off the horses, wolf, Jonayla or Jon I will be OK though. I cannot stand when books kill of main characters.
I'll take Whinney dying...she is a horse, afterall, and they don't live forever...
post #44 of 54
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EEk bite your tongue I cant handle animal death humans sure but not innocent animals. It really messes me up emotionally.
post #45 of 54
I was excited when I saw this thread; also have been reading the books for 20ish years.... then I saw book 6 is FINALLY coming! Whoo-hoo!

I actually got to meet JA at a lecture and book signing when #5 came out. She gave a pretty big spoiler of something in #6; if you want to know PM me... (might be common knowledge by now)

Someone mentioned one of their favorite scenes was the preemie in TMH... I'm a NICU nurse and I love that not only did Ayla invent domesticated horses, dogs, spearthrowers, sewing needles, etc etc etc, she also invented Kangaroo Care!!! I'm figuring the baby was 32 weeks at the eariest (more like 34); much earlier than that and the suck swallow reflex isn't good enough.

The scene that got to me the most is when she threw her carrying cloak in the grave (I'm crying even now as I write this but I'm a bit hormonal!). I think if my house was burning my babies' sling would be one of the first things I would want to save.

Anyone else wonder if Zelandoni has polycyctic ovaries? That was my 1st thought when I read SOS. Would explain the weight and infertility...

Thanks for making my day with this thread and the news!!!!!!!!!!!
post #46 of 54
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Anyone else wonder if Zelandoni has polycyctic ovaries? That was my 1st thought when I read SOS. Would explain the weight and infertility...
I had thought about that a lot and also possibly a slight thyroid issue.

I want to know the spoiler type it in here and cover it with spoiler tags pretty please. To do that type [ spoiler] [/ spoiler] without the spaces in case you didnt know how.
post #47 of 54
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I had thought about that a lot and also possibly a slight thyroid issue.

I want to know the spoiler type it in here and cover it with spoiler tags pretty please. To do that type [ spoiler] [/ spoiler] without the spaces in case you didnt know how.
Ummm YEAHHH! Share the spoiler!
post #48 of 54
[QUOTE=MCatLvrMom2A&X;15728564]I had thought about that a lot and also possibly a slight thyroid issue.

I want to know the spoiler type it in here and cover it with spoiler tags pretty please.

Warning :: Spoiler Ahead! Highlight to read message!
Jean Auel said Ayla never sees Durc again; this may be common knowledge by now since that lecture was 7ish years ago, but it bummed me out!


The spoiler tags are clever! Hope I did that right!
post #49 of 54
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Originally Posted by MCatLvrMom2A&X View Post
I had thought about that a lot and also possibly a slight thyroid issue.

I want to know the spoiler type it in here and cover it with spoiler tags pretty please.

Warning :: Spoiler Ahead! Highlight to read message!
Jean Auel said Ayla never sees Durc again; this may be common knowledge by now since that lecture was 7ish years ago, but it bummed me out!


The spoiler tags are clever! Hope I did that right!
Not so much common knowledge, but I figured as much.


What I'm hoping is that she'll somehow find her own people and find out where she came from.
post #50 of 54
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I had thought that she would see all the people from her past via the spirit world including her son but I knew that it couldnt be in person. I expect her to be exceptionally gifted in that area after all she even saw into the future in COTCB so her abilities should be limitless.
post #51 of 54
post #52 of 54

Just wanted to say, I have been reading this thread because I was excited to see there was a new book, but I read the excerpt, and I have to say I was quite unimpressed. My problem with the books has always been the fact that Ayla is portrayed as being so perfect in every way...She is great at everything-sex, hunting, making leather/tools/fire/ training animals/contacting the spirit world/learning languages, etc, has exceptional physical attributes, is empathetic to the point that it makes me want to puke-she has no imperfections at all....Jondalar on the other hand, is a bit of a selfish jerk and has a hard time coming to terms with reality. He is also not the most empathetic of characters..I guess he is meant to make Ayla look even better.

 

Anyway, I will probably end up reading the book just to see what happens, but I had to say that I am sick of Ayla's perfection....and I was really turned off by the part where her excellent hearing/vision is mentioned yet again.

post #53 of 54

HI, I'm brand new here but love the site and the forum.  I loved COTCB and VOH, but the rest . . . .

 

Yes, hate reading about the "pleasures".  Yawn.  If I EVER have to read about Jon's p***s and how large he is and how great they fit (blah blah blah), I'm going to vomit into my own mouth.  And Ayla, for as perceptive as she allegedly is to nuance and body language doesn't get that he is jealous?  He is whiny and immature and emotionally stunted.  He seems to have nothing really going for him but his looks and his big ***k. 


FInished reading the Painted Caves today and was tremendously bored and think it felt unfinished with where a couple of the main [bad] characters were left.  The detail in the books on the very boring Donier Tour was either exquisite or excruciating, depening on your point of view.

 

Glad this series is over - for a series that started with such promise, it really kind of disintegrated. 

 

Think I'll stick with my beloved Diana Gabeldon and the Outlander series.

post #54 of 54
I did think the new book was a bit dull. There was a second there where I thought Ayla was going to invent the wheel. Mrs. Auel did so much re-capping that the story hardly moved along at all. It could have been so much more.
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