Eagle of the Empire by Martin Ferguson | Book Review


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.”


My Take:

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.


You can read the review for the second part here.

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27 Responses

  1. DJ Sakata says:

    I like your style!

  2. I enjoyed your review and definitely like the style. This is my first stop to your blog so I don’t know what the old style was but this definitely works 🙂

  3. Anky says:

    Love your review! The book sounds really awesome. 🙂

  4. Savannah says:

    Great post!

  5. Shagun Gupta says:

    Thanks for this review! I’m right there with you, in need of a book like this to dive in after my semester ends. Can’t wait to get my hands on this book!

  6. I should have my son check out these books. He loves books that have to do with adventure and history. I bet he would like them.

  7. This sounds like a book that I need to tell my daughter about. She’s a freshman in college, and is always looking for something to read other than school requirements.

  8. Jenn JG says:

    Sounds like a great book. I love the detailed review. Going to suggest it to my cousin who I know would enjoy the book!

  9. Joanna says:

    I think this is a great book for people passionate about adventure and history and for some reason when I read the plot I thought at Da Vinci’s Code. I know the quests are different but the idea is similar. I loved the Da Vinci Code so I think I would like this book as well.

  10. Amber Myers says:

    This sounds like a great book. I love to read, so I might have to check this one out.

  11. I had never heard of that book or author but the story sounds amazing! totally the kind of tales I would read!

  12. Sarah Bailey says:

    I have to admit I’ve not heard of this book before or the author, however it really sounds like something I would love as I love a book full of adventure and intrigue.

  13. I do love a good YA novel and as someone who is a fan of history I do like this detective/treasure hunt sub genre narrative. It is great that it offered you relief from your academic studies as well!

  14. Jessica Taylor says:

    This sounds like a great book! I can’t wait to check it out!

  15. Jen Walker says:

    This sounds like a book I might enjoy reading. Some days I just want a fun YA story that isn’t too intense!

  16. Pospi Otuson says:

    Seriously, I think this book is a must read for me, you didn’t provide any link or neccesary information on how to get it. I really need it

  17. emman damian says:

    Great review of this book! I think I should really search for this book and buy it.

  18. Sarah Bailey says:

    This sounds like a really interesting book – there is something great about getting your head stuck into a adventure book and trying to work it all out.

  19. Courtney Blacher says:

    What an honest review of this great book! I’ve heard this novel before and it’s really sounds great!

  20. TColeman says:

    This book sounds like it would be right up my alley. I will have to look for it!

  21. Kiwi says:

    This look like an awesome book for people who are Spartan fans. Very intriguing.

  22. MONNKA says:

    The book sounds great! Love your review!

  23. Siti Aana says:

    Not a very huge fan of books but this one looks worth reading. <#

  24. Sometimes a good YA adventure series is what I need to transport my mind without focusing too much on more complicated plots seen in some adult novels. This series sounds super interesting and I’ll be adding it to my list!

    Sondra xx

  25. Brandi says:

    This sounds like a book that I need to add to my reading list. I enjoyed the format of your review.

  26. Kitty says:

    This book looks interesting… I would love to find it this week as I am heading to barnes and nobles.

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