The Valley of Horses

The Valley of Horses

A Novel

Book - 2011
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After being cast out of the Clan that had adopted her as a child by the new leader, Ayla shares a lonely valley with a herd of steppe ponies, harnesses their power, and discovers speech and love with Jondalar, a member of her own race.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2011, c1982
Edition: 2011 Bantam Books mass market ed
ISBN: 9780553250534
Branch Call Number: PAPERBACK Fiction Aue
Characteristics: 544 p. : map ; 18 cm


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SaraLovesBooks Jan 09, 2017

This was the first book of the series I ever read. I found this one and "The Plains of Passage" on the shelf of my high school library. This book is one of the best of the series, with the back and forth between Ayla and Jondalar. I loved the vividness of the Stone Age world. You can tell she heavily researched these novels before writing them. The writing can get a little repetitive at times, but this book is so rich and full that I didn't mind. I highly recommend the first four books in the series.

Feb 16, 2015

I wish this was in Kindle format.

Feb 17, 2013

It is a very books to read and hope to read the series.

Jul 14, 2012

This is one of my favorite books to the series. My heart aches for Ayla's need for company which she finds in Whinney and eventually in Jondalar. Ayla is painted as this very independent woman who overcomes so many obstacles.

RandyP Jun 06, 2012

This book is enjoyable and should be read by anyone who liked the first.

It starts the rest of the series in a different direction and reads more like a woman's romance novel at times. The author creates a "does she like me, does he like me" angst situation between the main characters that bored me.

Jun 16, 2011

Valley of Horses was thoroughly entertaining.

Feb 16, 2010

A really good book. I love the whole series.


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feramorz99 Aug 27, 2012

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SqueeGirl Oct 14, 2009

Exiled from the Neanderthal clan that raised her, Ayla struggles to survive alone and eventually meets and saves the life of a man of her own race.

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