If you like the Earth’s Children series this is a recommended read. Note that I didn’t say “must read”. The reason I do not recommend this book like its predecessors is that it is a bit too long-winded at times. In fact, there were many times when I had stopped reading it altogether. However, due to the fact that is the last book in the saga (probably the last from Auel), my love of pre-historical fiction, the well developed characters and the “epic”-ness of the story I found myself being drawn back. All in all it is a decent book but mostly one for the fans.