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CIRCLES OF STONE (The Mother People Series Book 1)

CIRCLES OF STONE (The Mother People Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

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Evoking the narrative sweep of The Clan of the Cave Bear and the spiritual resonance of The Celestine Prophecy, Joan Dahr Lambert creates an extraordinary novel of prehistoric life: CIRCLES OF STONE. In this compelling adventure, the stories of three wise women - each called Zena, yet born thousands of years apart - unfold in a compassionate and moving saga that celebrates the remarkable growth of the human spirit.

CIRCLES OF STONE ranges from the African savannah more than one million years ago to the fertile shores of the Red Sea to the magnificent limestone caves of the Pyrenees mountains, where the first artists painted the fire-lit wonders of their existence. Scene after scene of breathtaking drama draws us into their lives as they negotiate a world they do not understand - in which an ostrich eggshell becomes a wondrous device for carrying water, and the earth’s upheavals reveal a lush, lifesaving oasis to a starving tribe.

The first Zena, orphaned by fierce storms that engulf the parched plains in murderous torrents, is overcome by tenderness for a lost and wounded infant whose body scent is recognized by a strange tribe, ensuring their survival. When drought withers the grasslands again, desperation drives her to an ecstatic moment of revelation that will forever transform her people.

Surviving a wildebeest stampeded that decimates her people, the second Zena rages against the Mother for her betrayal. But a woman of great gifts and insights joins Zena’s band, inspiring her to embrace the mystical vision that is her destiny. And as the tribe wanders far beyond Africa’s Great Rift Valley, she discovers a devastating secret of sexuality and childbirth that she must conceal at all costs.

Raised on the meadows that shelter beneath the Pyrenees, the third Zena is outraged when a man of her tribe violates an ancient tradition that has empowered and protected women. But it is her own terrible sin against the Mother that sends Zena fleeing into the mountains. Now, as violence spreads across the land, Zena’s visions of the future grow more fearful, until an astonishing act of love fills her with hope and the will to go on.

With striking detail, Circles of Stone reinvents the incredible world of our distant ancestors. The pungent scents and sounds, the awesome scenes that greeted primitive eyes all come alive again, and we are immersed in the beauty and danger that shaped our predecessors’ daily lives. As the human heart and soul emerge in a volatile dance of experience, language and meaning, CIRCLES OF STONE becomes an unforgettable, supremely entertaining read.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 652 KB
  • Print Length: 445 pages
  • Publisher: JODAR BOOKS (19 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008ND8CMO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #73,495 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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i have read many reveiwers who gave up less than half way through the book.. thats a shame :( it is hard to follow at times when it jumps years ahead of the time just read but it is giving the backdrop to the story yet to unfold... there have been times when i almost agreed with them but a little perseverance brought me through it... a time when i just read the opening lines to a new chapter before having to put my kindle down and thought "oh know he's back" but when i picked up the story again that night it was a nice surprise to find i was wrong in my thoughts and the story continued in a better way than expected.. yes it jumps so many summers to give an idea of how things have changed and children grown but it takes the story further along having not missed anything more than the everyday living.. in my opinion there is so much truth in the story of how the world evolves through time and i can relate to its message.. I am 98% along now and logged on to download the next book when i saw the request to reveiw "Circles of Stone" which i will go do now incase i run out of story for reading tonight
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4.0 out of 5 stars In depth account 17 Oct 2014
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I love reading about the beginnings, and this book certainly takes you further back than any other I've read so far. I did lose my way slightly, when moving from one generation to the next, but wouldn't fault the book, that's down to me not having time to continually read and keep up. I would recommend this book, but I would just say, keep focused.
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5.0 out of 5 stars questions mankind,s thinking 11 Jun 2014
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Brilliant story. Provokes thoughts on how mankind developed and then tried to destroy its self.Cant wait to read the next in the series
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2.0 out of 5 stars A great disappointment 25 Feb 2014
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Since reading Jean M Auels wonderful series, I've been searching for something similar so when I saw this I was really excited.
Unfortunately, were Auels characters have you quickly invested, these do not. Also nothing seems to happen, or rather we will hear lots about picking tubers, but a dramatic event occurs and gets not more time than the tubers. It doesn't help that the characters in the beginning live in a time before humans developed language so there is no narrative.
It pained me greatly but I did what I rarely do and gave up half way through. Maybe I have missed out and it was about to get more exciting but I doubt it, because it wasn't a lack of exciting events, but rather the writing style that left me cold.
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3.0 out of 5 stars a bit depressing 15 Feb 2014
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Well after reading a quarter of the book I gave up. Maybe I should not revue a book I haven't read in its entirety, I just couldn't put myself through any more.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 26 Dec 2013
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Having previously read the fantastic series of Earth's Children by Jean M. Auel, I felt as if this was basically a copy of her books, but not nearly as well written and it was using much of the material in the Earth's children. I will not be bothering to buy the the following books in this series. Also as a matter of interest, when was there tigers in Africa? They have so far as I know been always in India.
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