Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire Review

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About the Book

An ex-Spitfire pilot is dragged into a race against a shadowy government agency to unlock the secrets of the lost empire of Atlantis…

In post-war 1952, the good guys are supposed to have won. But not everything is as it seems when ex-Spitfire pilot Captain Samantha Moxley is dragged into a fight against the shadowy US government agency she used to work for. Now, with former Nazis and otherworldly monsters on her trail, Captain Moxley is forced into protecting her archaeologist sister in a race to retrieve two ancient keys that will unlock the secrets of a long-lost empire – to ensure a civilisation-destroying weapon doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. But what will she have to sacrifice to save the world? 


Ok, I told myself a while back to stop talking about how much I love the covers of books in my reviews but I just cant hold back with this one! I mean, LOOK AT IT! It gives me all of the Indiana Jones and Mummy classic movie poster feels and I’m just so in love with it. It’s just one of those covers where I took one look at it and decided that I HAD to read the book. And then as soon as I started reading the book I instantly connected with the author because of his snarky dedication. I mean it’s just something that I could see myself telling my own mother, especially the last line: “This book is your fault.”

So yeah, I thoroughly enjoyed this book to say the least. I will however admit that it did take me a few chapters to get into the story. It was honestly a bit more gritty than I expected going into it. And while I really liked that aspect, it took me aback and that is why I had to adjust my brain to the book. But once I did this I couldn’t stop reading as I fell into the adventures that ensued.

Now, archeological based adventure stories hold a very dear place in my heart. But I (sadly) feel as if they have fallen out of popularity recently, so I was beyond happy to see this new piece out in the market. And like I’ve said before: I loved this book from the moment I set eyes on it. So I hope that Captain Moxley can be the catalyst for more stories like these. Because I think we all could use a bit of adventure right about now!

About the Author

Hi, I’m Dan, and I write books about ordinary people doing extraordinary things, usually involving archaeology, mythology, sarcastic quips, and a little bit of travelling between worlds.

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*

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