Hardcover, 2011, Hodder & Stoughton. Like new, Sealed in factory Shrinkwrap. This beautiful, leatherbound limited edition is limited to 1000 copies. It features bonded leather quarterbound and cloth cover, cloth covered slipcase, printed endpapers, head and tail bands, ribbon marker and is signed and numbered by the author. The triumphant finale of the hugely successful Earth's Children(R) series. THE LAND OF PAINTED CAVES concludes the story of Ayla, her mate Jondalar, and their little daughter, Jonayla, taking readers on a journey of discovery and adventure as Ayla struggles to find a balance between her duties as a new mother and her training to become a Zelandoni - one of the Ninth Cave community's spiritual leaders and healers. Once again, Jean Auel combines her brilliant narrative skills and appealing characters with a remarkable re-creation of the way life was lived thousands of years ago, rendering the terrain, dwelling places, longings, beliefs, creativity and daily lives of Ice Age Europeans as real to the reader as today's news.