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Earth's Children: The Mammoth Hunters - Jean M. Auel
Date: 15/12/02, updated on 15/12/02 (46 review reads)
Advantages: Keeps you gripped, Not essential that you read the other two books first, Gives an insight of how people lived 25,000 years ago
Disadvantages: Multiple strange names may cause some readers to get a little confused
This is the third novel (of five) in the Earth's Children series.
This is the kind of book that gets you gripped from the very first pages. I honestly couldn't put it down. I would advise anyone who has a taste for discovery, adventure, history and maybe just a touch of romance to read this book.
Please note that even though the book is part of a series, it is NOT essential that you read the other two books first. There is some reference towards them but these are well explained.
Certainly, reading this book will entice you to read other books in the series.
I have read two other books in the series so far and though I enjoyed them, "The Mammoth Hunters" was the first one I read. It's also my favourite so far.
I know it may seem a little strange that I'm reading the series in a backwards manner (actually book 3, book 4, book 2, book 1 and then book 5). It wasn't intentional, but think of it this way - It's like the new StarWars films, you step back and find out events leading up to the novels you have already read.
I would suggest reading them in correct order though (I can't vouch for the first book yet, will update soon).