Review: The Mask of Destiny By Richard Newsome.

Mask of Destiny

Release Date: October 3rd 2011.
Australian Publisher: Text Publishing.
Source: From publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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. Forensics show 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?

It’s a quest that 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.

My Thoughts:

4 stars.

The Mask of Destiny is the third book in The Billionaire Series. We rejoin Gerald and his two closet friends, twins Ruby and Sam, on another adventure as they seek to unlock Gerald’s family secret. We have been to London with Gerald and his friends, we’ve been to India, and this time we are taken to France, Rome and Greece! This is an aspect that I really love about this series. I feel like I’ve gone on a world tour in the comfort of my favourite chair!

Newsome promises another action-packed adventure and he delivers. There are daring escapes, heart-pumping chases and tantalizing twists to keep you on the edge of your seat. And when things start getting a little serious, there’s the snappy banter between Ruby and Sam to make you smile.
One thing that I really enjoyed in this book was the clear attraction Ruby had for Gerald, which Gerald was oblivious too. It was really sweet.
And I’m glad to say we finally get to know the family secret that has plagued Gerald throughout the other books.

I have now been on three adventures with Gerald, Sam and Ruby and they have grown into my heart. Closing Mask of Destiny, I found myself reluctant to leave them behind. Thankfully I don’t have to! I am looking forward to the fourth book in the series ‘The Crystal Code’, and the fifth book ‘The House of Puzzles’.

The Billionaire series is full of action, adventure, mystery and a little magic. Mask of Destiny is another fantastic read that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I highly recommend it, especially to the 12-14 age group.

You can add it to your Goodreads HERE.


4 thoughts on “Review: The Mask of Destiny By Richard Newsome.

  1. I love when books take you on a world trip while in the comfort of your own home! It just goes to show how great the author is at world building. Never heard of this series before but the cover…ew? I know I sound so superficial but I cringed at it a little heh. Glad to hear that the insides are absolutely amazing though! Lovely, lovely review Rochelle, I hope the other books are just as amazing

  2. Okay Ruby and Gerald sound really cute! I love that kind of romance trope (if it’s done well) I’m not a huge fan of the cover for this one but I do like reading more MG, so I’m defs gonna check this one out on GR

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