Wow. So, I know I'm going to do a full Trashy Tuesday write up on this one in a few weeks, but I feel the need to jot down some thoughts on it while this...whatever it was is fresh in my mind.First off, I'd like to say that I give MAD props to Jean M Auel for finishing this series at her age. HOWEVER, and I feel kind of bad saying this, but part of me wishes that she'd not finished. I remember the feeling I had when Stephen King got hit by that van, thinking Roland was going to die with him. I still worry that GRRM will die before he finishes ASoIaF, because those are stories and characters that I am/was deeply invested in. Ayla is no Daenerys. Jondalar is no Eddie Dean. Parts of this book (the parts that weren't directly pasted from other novels in the series) were decent, but we didn't really get any of the answers we were led to believe would be hidden within this monstrosity. There was no further interaction with the Clan, we still don't know if Noria had a baby with Jondalar's eyes, and no further mention was made of Baby. Instead we get page after page after page of cave paintings, Jondy cheating on Ayla (repeatedly, apparently, although we're only witnesses to one BJ) and Ayla picking the worst possible person to revengef**k...oh, and everyone accepts Ayla's drug induced addition to the Mother Song that puts the fact that men cause babies out in the public consciousness.I will say that I have not laughed so hard in quite some time as I did at "HE'S MAKING MY BABY!"Anyway. I haven't decided how many stars to give this yet. It might be one, if I'm generous, I might bump it up to two. Not sure.Written about for Trashy Tuesday here.