Fans of the Earth’s Children Series, written by Jean M Auel, will be awaiting the 6th and final installation of the beloved ice age adventure. This final novel will be entitled The Land of Painted Caves and is set to be released in March 2011.
Earth’s Children Series Bibliography:
- The Clan of the Cave Bear (1980)
- The Valley of Horses (1982)
- The Mammoth Hunters (1985)
- The Plains of Passage (1990)
- The Shelters of Stone (2002)
- The Land of Painted Caves (2011)
I thoroughly enjoyed the series and I read each one of them 1-5 without stopping. Luckily I caught Auel Fever after The Shelters of Stone was published so the only wait I have had to endure is the ongoing await for The Land of Painted Caves. My sympathies to those who’ve had to await the arrival of the next installment before this one – it is torture. Soon we will have the ending!
I came across something else that might be of interest to fans of the series. Below is a map of the areas and journeys as depicted in the novels. Enjoy.