The second novel in Jean M. Auel's magnificent epic of life on the glacial continent of the last lice Age, when two kinds of human beings, Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon, shared the earth. An unforgettable odyssey into awesome mysteries, a novel that returns to the exotic, primeval world of The Clan of the Cave Bear - and the beautiful Ayla, as she leaves the safety of the Clan who raised her and sets out alone on an epic journey of discovery. A hostile land of glacial cold, terrifying beasts and intense loneliness awaits her, and her need for human companionship and love remains unfulfilled. But in the Valley of Horses she finds refuge and contentment. There, fate brings her a stranger, Jondalar, and Ayla is torn between fear and hope and carried to an awakening desire that would shape the future of mankind. The Valley of Horses is the second volume in the phenomenally successful Earth's Children series. The others are The Clan of the Cave Bear, The Mammoth Hunters and The Plains of Passage, all available in Coronet. Look out for the stunning new fifth volume, The Shelters of Stone, coming soon from Hodder & Stoughton.