The Mask of Destiny (Archer Legacy Series #3)

The Mask of Destiny (Archer Legacy Series #3)

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by Richard Newsome, Jonny Duddle
     
 

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The life of Australian teen Gerald Wilkins changed forever when he inherited twenty billion pounds and a mystery to solve. In The Mask of Destiny, Gerald believes his enemy Sir Mason Green will be put in prison for murder. Instead, Gerald is accused of murder himself. He’ll have to find the last of three emerald caskets to clear his name. The search

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The life of Australian teen Gerald Wilkins changed forever when he inherited twenty billion pounds and a mystery to solve. In The Mask of Destiny, Gerald believes his enemy Sir Mason Green will be put in prison for murder. Instead, Gerald is accused of murder himself. He’ll have to find the last of three emerald caskets to clear his name. The search takes him, Ruby, Sam, and Mr. Fry to Paris, Rome, Athens, and Delphi. They discover Delphi once held the greatest treasure on earth. It could still be there, waiting to be found by someone good. Or evil…
 
Anthony Horowitz fans will love the extreme adventure, exotic locals, and illustrations in The Mask of Destiny, the rollicking conclusion to the Archer Legacy trilogy.

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Kirkus Reviews
A frenetic dash across Europe that leads both to hidden treasure and the resolution of a 1,600-year-old mystery brings Newsome's once-promising trilogy to a muddled, heavily contrived close. Framed for the (supposed) murder of archenemy Sir Mason Green, jumped-up preteen billionaire Gerald Wilkins and his twin sidekicks Sam and Ruby are on the run. They repeatedly escape police and a beautiful poisoner while following a trail of baroque clues that take the three from an ossuary deep within Mont Saint-Michel to Grecian Delphi. This, improbably, turns out to have been secretly roofed over beneath fake ruins centuries ago to protect its fabled treasures and still-functional oracle. Newsome seems far more intent on chivvying his characters along than in setting any credible challenges for them. He pitches the trio through one chase scene or rescue after another, giving them easy access everywhere by leading them directly to a series of conveniently discovered open doors and cave entrances. All is revealed in a climactic subterranean faceoff during which the (surprise, surprise) still-living Green explains his nefarious purposes in great detail, before Gerald knocks him unconscious and expedites the death of his pet assassin. Occasional jokey dialogue won't be enough to carry readers over a story riddled with logical gaps, extraneous characters, massive coincidences and laboriously fabricated suspense. Illustrations not seen. (Adventure. 11-14)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062114624
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/15/2012
Series:
Archer Legacy Series , #3
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
199,317
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Richard Newsome is the author of the first two books in the Archer Legacy, The Billionaire's Curse and The Emerald Casket. In researching the trilogy, Richard traveled to England, India, France, Italy, and Greece, visiting many of the historical sites featured in the books. He lives with his family in Brisbane, Australia.

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The Mask of Destiny 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Zeusie72 More than 1 year ago
I have read all three books in the series and I have to say I loved the first book, hated the second one, loved the third one. This book teaches history and keeps it light and fun. I think that you have to read the other books or you will be kinda lost and behind. In my opinion I think the book had some really slow parts like seriously did we need a whole chapter on a chase scene, but hey maybe other people like that kind of stuff. I think that at least 100 pages could have been cut out and the book would have been just as good, this is not really a reflection on the author as so much on his editor not doing their job. I also found alot of typos as well. Still in the last few chapters I found my self at a place that I stayed up till 3:30 to finish the book because the last 75 pages were that good. I'm glad I didn't give up on the Gerald, Ruby & Sam after that second book or I would have missed a great third book. Try the whole series Maybe you will like the second book maybe I'm just crazy and the second book is as good as the rest. Take a chance and give it a go! I don't think you will be disappointed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.Great ending ties books 1 and 2 together with this finale book. Must read all 3 books The Billionare's Curse, The Emerald Casket and The Mask of Destiny. All 3 books great. I gave them to my 9 year old grandson to read after i had read them. I told him he would enjoy it. Fast pace and keeps you intrigued to the end. Nothing boring about these books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVETHIS SERIES
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You know its a great read when you cant put it down but you are sad to see how it ends. I would love to read more about Geralds future escapades in more series ! ( hint, hint )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read all three and the final one was a great finish to the series!great read for all young and old.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing i loved the other twp also
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Epic ending! Really exciting and suspenseful.
pagemage More than 1 year ago
This is Book # 3, the final portion of the Archer Legacy series. It provides a very satisfying ending for the trilogy. This a series targeting the youth audience, and I believe the author does a superb job of providing a story that will appeal to that group. They will be pleased with the unsupervised global traveling, and independent living experienced by the three young protagonists. They also experience a great deal of adventuring, clue gathering and intellectual solving thereof, danger, and companionship. Throw in a little murder and a little humor and there it is! A book that appeals to the youth audience.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The teaspoons part was funny. Epic series
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4 Kids. I reccommed it.
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This book is really fun to read. It will wrap around your mind! Just jokin' losa's!