Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Upcoming Book Release: Final Book in the Children of the Earth Series
Filled with archaeological information about land, animals, and people who lived over 25,000 years ago, we get to see a time that I can't say many other authors have tackled. Although there is a lot of great information in her novels (enough so that Auel was awarded four honorary degrees), each book is driven by a solid storyline, with characters that stick with you and feel like people you know. For reserved readers, I would point out that there is a good deal of graphic content, which although is understandable for a time and culture outside our own (limited in inhibitions), is often very detailed. This is my simple disclaimer and warning to some of my readers.
Introduced to me by a co-worker back in the early 90's, I have often thought about these characters and what happened to them. Currently, I'm re-reading them and am still intrigued by the culture of prehistoric peoples. Listen, I know I wouldn't survive if I'd lived then, but I love the information about survival and the tools they learned to make that made for easier living. If you enjoy historical fiction, this is a unique and intriguing series to read. Coming in at 700+ pages per book, these take a real commitment to read, but so worth it!
The Land of the Painted Caves comes out on March 29, 2011.
I know I'm not alone in my fascination with Jean Auel's work. If you've read this series, what are your thoughts?