And the adventure continues! Over the millennia. . .
I wouldn't try to read this without the earlier ones. For one thing, it's, like many other series, more a novel in several volumes than a series of books. The three sections here cover very different events that move it forward.
But it's hard to review also because it has a swerve after the first third that it's hard to talk about what happens after without spoilers.
I shall merely say that it includes a son's discovering his father's death because his mother bears a coat-of-arms appropriate to a widow; the reappearance of Mickey and a crucial role in negotiations; bees; a discussion of the significance of the Monument; conflict over an inheritance; a message mentioning two daughters, and more.