I've read the entire series and this book left me disappointed. There were parts that had a little too much description, some of it not necessary. My biggest challenge with it is the ending. It not only felt rushed, but the behaviors that took place for some of the characters, Ayla, Jondalar and the One Who Was First did not match their personality and habits from their journey and growth. It felt like they had taken 20 steps back which did not line up with them and how they were written for the entire time of the series. I don't want to say anything further because I don't want to ruin it for anyone who still hasn't read. There was so much potential for this book and it was lost.