Jean M. Auel Writing Styles in The Valley of Horses

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The point of view of this novel is the third person omniscient point of view. The novel is written in alternating chapters in which one set of chapters are written through the eyes of Ayla, the young woman expelled from the only home she has ever known to find her own people. The other set of chapters tell the story of Jondalar, a young Cave man who is on a Journey with his little brother, out to have as many adventures as possible before settling down to a life with a mate and a hearthside full of children. Eventually these two characters come together, and the narration shifts back and forth between them as they get to know each other and become lovers.

The point of view of this novel works well in the first half of the book. The chapters alternate in the first half...

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