Eagle of the Empire by Martin Ferguson
Eagle of the Empire is the first installment of the adventure series Relic Hunters By Martin Ferguson. It was published in July of 2016 by Little Bird Publishing House.
About the Book:
Join the subversive and charming college student, Adam Hunter in his quest to recover his brother and the infamous Roman Relic of The Golden Eagle. As Adam undertakes the dangerous adventure to find his missing brother, he unearths the secret organisation, which is part of the British Museum.
This top secret, classified group are responsible for undertaking extreme treasure hunting, and relic recovery quests, ensuring history’s most prized, dangerous, and sometimes magical, artefacts are secured safely away for future generations.
Dash alongside the Hunter Brothers and the British Museum team as they do everything in their power to stop The Eagle of The Empire falling into the wrong hands.”
This YA adventure seeking tale came to me just when I needed it. I began reading this book when I was in a desperate need of a break after meeting all of my academic deadlines for this semester. After reading the first chapter it was clear to me that I made the right choice.
From the get-go, you are pulled in to the action. From the first page itself, the plot propels into the narrative and thus begins the tale of the Relic Hunters series. Amongst plans that went awry and conspiracies, the Eagle of the Empire is centered around Adam Hunter, his brother Matt Hunter and the British Museum group of treasure seekers.
I am fond of Adam. The way he is introduced to the readers garners curiosity about this seemingly cocky but sweet teenager. Adam’s love for his brother and loyalty to his family help him overcome his personal issues and push him towards doing right by his brother and not give up.
One thing I particularly like about this book is the fact that all characters are given an appropriate amount of space in the plot. The individuality of different characters and their unique perspective is explored in depth and the readers are given a chance to observe all sides of the story.
The key elements that echo throughout the book are family, loyalty, faith, and perseverance. At the same time, the book also captures the greed as it manifests in humans across the barriers of time. The balance of the historical fiction elements while maintaining the adventure seeking theme is on point. The author is able to pull together all the variables while delivering a fast-paced narrative. This is a book I was unable to put down without finishing.
I would like to thank the author, Martin Ferguson, for providing me with a copy of Eagle of the Empire for reviewing. Reading it was an absolute joy.
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