Reviewed by Jennifer Ibiam for Readers' Favorite⠀
The war rages on between Mastema and the helpless people of Lakeview Falls. Professor Jean Baptiste, whose real name was Detective Michael Jean Pierre of the Chicago PD, had worked undercover in Lakeview Falls for two years. His assignment was over and it was time to return home, but his plane never made it, even though it took off. What happened? His wife, Detective Theresa, and her colleague, the trailblazing Detective Sonie, were sent to find and retrieve him. Unfortunately, nothing is cut and dried in Lakeview Falls. Families will reunite or get torn apart. Both women will fight the battles of their lives against a legion of demons. Will they make it out alive? Read The Stone the Curse of Mastema by Christine M. Germain for the details.⠀
The Stone the Curse of Mastema by Christine M. Germain is a sequel to The Brother’s Curse and a masterpiece in its own right. The transition into this book was well done, starting with the origin of the stone. This move made it easy for me to follow the story even if I hadn’t read the prequel. The story worked around themes like loyalty, sacrifice, deception, power, sorcery, and mysticism. I loved the fantastic character development. There were many new additions, but I could keep up because Christine adopted a method writing style, and the dialogues were synergistic. I can’t believe that after everything, Cain couldn’t do a simple task. I feel that Trey had nine lives because he was this close many a time. Christine outdid herself on this one!