Book V of Earth’s Children. Ayla and Jondalar have finally arrived at Jondalar’s home, the Ninth Cave of the Zelandonii.  All Ayla wants is to settle down as Jondalar’s mate and have children.  But her unique spiritual gifts, viewed with wary eyes, still set her apart and the jealousy of Jondalar’s former lover causes trouble. Cover art by Larry Rostant.