The Plains of Passage by Jean M. Auel lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Hodder & Stoughton, 1990, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: The Plains of Passage is the long-awaited fourth volume in Jean M. Auels epic series, Earths Children. Eagerly requested since the publication of The Mammoth Hunters in 1985, it tells the story of Ayla and Jondalars epic journey 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 also for his skill as a maker of stone tools and for the new weapon he devised that makes hunting less perilous.
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 dangerous, but breathtakingly beautiful and enlightening as well. All their pains and pleasures 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.
Good+ in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper is damp-stained on the reverse with a little offset to the boards. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Leans. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
[VIII] 724 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Fiction Fantasy category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…