I missed mentioning at the time but I finished The Shelters of Stone last week. What an excellent book! Ms Auel has really tightened up her story telling. Whilst there were plenty of the long-winded technically accurate descriptive passages as in the earlier books; there was plenty more ‘meat’ in this one. There are a couple of good new characters introduced in this one too. One in particular has the potential to develop into a major player in the story. For a while at least. Was it worth waiting 10 years? I don’t think so. But I do appreciate Ms Auel had other things to do besides write books. However it is a very good book.
Recommended. Let’s hope we don’t have to wait another 10 years for the next one.