I think Auel only wrote parts of that last one with the rest being filled in by a ghostwriter...a ghostwriter who has NO experience with her work, that is. I'd read page after page of nonsense and the all of a sudden feel like "Oh there she is!" I guess she got too old to finish.
Yes, that last Jean Auel book was awful. I agree. My mom is also addicted to her stories and hated that book.
I'll have to look for the Peter David series. Right now I'm reading The Atlas of Love by Laurie Frankel. It's really good.
GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!! Those are MINE! The only ones I'd add to those are the series by Peter David starting with Sir Apropos of Nothing.
I assume you've also read Valley of Horses , etc from Jean Auel? Did you read the last one...The Land Of Painted Caves?? It was AWFUL!