Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit




Series: Archer Legacy


THE MASK OF DESTINY by Richard Newsome
Released: May 15, 2012

"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)"
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. Read full book review >
THE EMERALD CASKET by Richard Newsome
ADVENTURE
Released: May 17, 2011

They may have (apparently) lost round one in trilogy opener Billionaire's Curse (2010), but 13-year-old Gerald and his squabbling twin sidekicks Sam and Ruby aren't giving up. Read full book review >