Friday, November 10, 2017

[Book Review] Eagle of The Empire by Martin Ferguson

Book Review of Eagle of The Empire by Martin Ferguson

Eagle of The Empire by Martin Ferguson was such a fun read! I was totally captivated the entire time I was reading and I really struggled to put it down. This is one of those books that made me sad toward the end simply because I didn't want it to end!

Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way. 

Eagle of The Empire by Martin Ferguson

Synopsis blurb:
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.

My thoughts:
I loved everything about this book and seriously cannot recommend it highly enough! To prevent spoilers, I will keep this brief.

I thought that the writing was so wonderful. It was easy to read and everything flowed very well! There were a handful of chapters that were from another characters perspective, which I'm usually not a big fan of. However, in this case, I loved it! Each chapter from other perspectives than the main character really helped add to the overall story and plot!

I really enjoyed all of the characters. All of their dialogue was so realistic. Many characters were well developed, while some stayed a bit mysterious... in a great way, of course! I can't wait to see who comes back in book two!

I also really enjoyed the historical fiction elements. This is another area that is iffy for me, as I find a lot of historical fiction to be very dry. In this case, it was added to the main story in such a way that kept it super interesting and dramatic! I really enjoyed it!

The pacing was just perfect. The book started with a bang, then slowed just a bit in order to set us up for the rest of the story. Like I said above, I couldn't put this book down!

My favorite passages:
I sigh with relief when I hear the sniffing of an animal, but then I’m gripped by new fear, remembering Gillian’s warning of the monster of the loch. A story that sounds childish in the cold light of day, but not now, not in the dark where you’re all alone.

Above me, bats hang from the ceiling. Some are flying across the cave, swooping down before rising and returning to their perches.
The hidden cave, the bats, I can’t help myself.
‘I. Am. Batman.’ I say loudly in a deep, menacing voice that echoes throughout the cavern. My dramatics disturb a few more of the bats.

Eagle of the Empire chapter header humor

My final thoughts:
I loved every second of this book. I cannot wait to get my hands on book two! I would highly recommend this to anyone, especially readers that are fans of Indiana Jones!

Thanks for reading!
What is your favorite adventure story?

Update: Check out my review for book two, Curse of the Sands by Martin Ferguson, here!

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