The Mask of Destiny

The Mask of Destiny

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The police have finally caught the evil murderer Sir Mason Green. The third casket and whatever treasure it contains can remain a secret just as the Fraternity wished, and Gerald can relax and enjoy his billions. Or can he?

At his trial, Green drops dead in the dock. Forensic testing shows that he was poisoned by a dart--and Gerald's DNA is on the blowgun.

Then a mysterious cat woman steals the ruby, the key to the third casket--a mysterious woman with a store of poison darts, who happens to be Sir Mason Green's niece, Charlotte.

Now Gerald is on the run with Ruby and Sam, wanted for murder. Can they beat Charlotte to the ruby casket and prove that she killed Green? Their quest takes them to caverns beneath the island castle of Mont St. Michel in France, locked rooms in the Vatican and the ancient hidden city of Delphi in Greece to discover the secret of the three caskets and the great power they hold.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins Canada, 2012.
ISBN: 9781554686681
Characteristics: 371 p. ;,23 cm.


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Feb 07, 2017

i don't think there is a 4

Nov 15, 2016

Great series and book!

ChristchurchKids Dec 23, 2014

Two years ago we were introduced to Gerald Wilkins, the boy who inherited 20 billion pounds from his aunt Geraldine. In The Billionaire’s Curse Gerald found out that his aunt Geraldine had been murdered and that she wanted Gerald to track down her killer. In the second book, The Emerald Casket, Gerald and his friends, Ruby and Sam traveled to India on holiday, only to get mixed up with a mysterious and deadly cult. The final book in the trilogy, The Mask of Destiny brings Gerald’s story to a thrilling conclusion.

Gerald’s foe, Sir Mason Green has been arrested and Gerald has to act as a witness in the trial. Disaster strikes at the trial when Mason Green collapses and is pronounced dead. Gerald thinks this is the end of their problems and he can finally enjoy his billions, but the police come calling and want to arrest Gerald for the murder of Mason Green. With Mr Fry’s help, Gerald goes on the run with his ever faithful friends, Ruby and Sam. They head to the island of Mont-Saint-Michel in France hoping to uncover the truth of Gerald’s ancestors and clear Gerald’s name along the way. Their search takes them from France to Italy and Greece, to the heart of an ancient city that has been buried for centuries.

The Mask of Destiny is the perfect finale to this amazing series from Richard Newsome. The story speeds along like a train out of control and just when you think you know what’s going to happen there’s a twist. Gerald, Sam and Ruby are incredibly brave and courageous and I was amazed at how they found their way around Europe by themselves. My favourite thing about the series are the characters Richard Newsome has created. The clumsy, pigeon-loving Constable Lethbridge makes me laugh every time and my favourite from this book would have to be Walter, the life coach that Gerald’s mother hires. He’s creepily nice and Gerald knows there’s something not quite right about him. If you’ve read the other books in the trilogy you’ll love The Mask of Destiny. If you haven’t discovered this fantastic series full of mystery, action, adventure, family secrets and sinister villains, go straight to your library or bookshop and get reading them now.

Feb 08, 2013

LOVED IT! Wait, does anybody know if there is a 4th book?

Nov 30, 2012

A really awesome series! Extremely good plot. It's full of surprises and twists and action! I would suggest this book to any of my friends.

Sep 11, 2012

I need the 4th book really badly..


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Oct 11, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: <SPOILER ALERT> Gerald almost dies but gets the antidote just in time.

Oct 11, 2012

Violence: Gerald almost dies. Poison is involved in the story. Is that violence or what? But it isn't that bad.

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