Alex Hunt and the Chase for Rhapta, Urcelia Teixeira

Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Suspense

I am Alex Hunt, daughter of the famous Archaeological Hunt Team. Head Researcher and… Relic Chaser!

When Alex Hunt’s mother tragically dies during her lifelong quest to find Africa’s ancient Lost City of Rhapta, Alex develops Agoraphobia (an unnatural fear of specific places and situations) and vows never to chase again.
So when her father, Professor Charles Hunt, Head of Archaeology at a prestigious British University mysteriously disappears several years later, it leaves her with no choice and forces her out of hiding to find him.

With nothing to lose, battling her worse fears and with the mighty University behind her, she travels to Tanzania, Africa in search of her missing father.

The chivalrous and charismatic Sam Quinn, the University’s illusive top Archaeology student accompanies her, and she finds herself in unfamiliar territory with a man who manages to chip away her self-built walls.

Her action-packed adventure through the treacherous African Jungle brings forth an abundance of danger, fear, and heartache as she rediscovers her love for life, science and ancient relics, beyond her cocooning existence and disease.

Will she find her father and the Lost City of Rhapta or will she die under the curse and native-fearing Rhaptor-bird said to guard the vanished city?

As I begin to write my review, I am struggling to find the words that could do this book justice, as no words can describe how much I loved this novel, as well as how incredible it is. Alex Hunt and the Chase for Rhapta is a fast-paced, action-packed adventure that had me turning the pages with haste desperate to immerse myself fully in its impeccable story as well as find out all the answers this book holds. Its sensational story can only be described as captivating, and if you are a fan of Lara Croft or adventures that involve finding lost items and or places, then Alex Hunt is a book not to be missed! Mark my words, the name Alex Hunt will one day be as renowned as the name Lara Croft, and I am so excited for this day to come!

Alex Hunt and the Chase for Rhapta is an incredible action adventure novel that will entertain readers from beginning to end. The excellent story of this book follows the young and feisty protagonist of the novel, Alex Hunt as her life changes dramatically due to unfortunate circumstances. Alex’s life first changes when her mother tragically dies during a quest to find the ancient Lost City of Rhapta in Africa and when she does sadly pass, Alex is filled with fear, depression, and Agoraphobia which is a fear of specific places and specific situations. Alex would want nothing more than to never go on a quest but when her father, Professor Charles Hunt and Head of Archeology at a prestigious university in England goes missing, Alex is forced into action to start a quest to find her father as well as to find the Lost City of Rhapta. Will she be able to find her father before it is too late and find the hidden city? Read Alex Hunt and the Chase for Rhapta to find out!

Action and adventure stories are my favorite books to read and get lost in as they are full of mystery as well as action which are two great themes that have the power to captivate a reader all night long. Sadly, many adventure novels do not live up to my high expectations, but Alex Hunt and the Chase for Rhapta is different as this book is original, brilliant, and fascinating and so it is now one of my favorite books of all time! There are many reasons why I love this book; the combination of flawless literature, brilliant characterization, and a well-crafted story makes this novel sensational.

Urcelia Teixeira is the talented author of this novel, and her stunning book has captivated as well as enthralled me from beginning to end. Never before have I read such an entertaining, well-developed story that intrigued me the whole way through; ensuring that I was never once bored. This is the power of Urcelias’s words, her beautiful literature, combined with her flawless narrative is stunning and so she most certainly is an author to watch out for.

As a woman who adores classical history and has studied the classics, I am always interested in learning about lost cities (such as Atlantis), and forgotten places as well as myths and legends. That is one of the reasons why Alex Hunt was the perfect read for me as there is some truth in this novel with regards to the Lost City of Rhapta. From the inside flap of this book is a wonderful description of the lost city so I am going to copy it in here for all of you wonderful readers to enjoy.

Based on the true legend of Rhapta
About 2000 years ago, Rhapta was speculated to be the first real metropolis of Africa. The lost city was substantially known for its abundant produce of tortoiseshell and metal weapons amongst traders.
Rhapta soon became one of the wealthiest cities in the world and was mentioned in the Greco-Egyptian writer, Claudius Ptolemy’s book “Geography.”
The fact that he captured his findings in his writings proves that they knew of the city’s existence as far back as 50AD.
But approximately 1600 years ago, at the peak of its existence, the entire city suspiciously disappeared.
The city vanished without any trace and with it took bounds of artefacts and architectural insights.
For years, archaeologists, scholars, and divers have been baffled by its disappearance.
The exact location is not known. However, it is believed to have been somewhere off the coast of Tanzania, near Mafia island.
A recent accidental discovery by a diver in 2016 has the world excited with the prospect that he found Rhapta.
At present they are in search of artefacts or any proof that the suspected ruins are conclusively ruled to have been The Lost City of Rhapta.

Now, if this description provided by the exceptional author of this novel does not intrigue you, then I do not know what will! As Alex Hunt and the Chase for Rhapta is a genuinely sensational novel, I have no choice but to award this book a stellar Five Stars as it truly is a superb novel that is guaranteed to entertain readers for hours on end!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much and love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please, comment below and let me know your thoughts on Alex Hunt and the Chase for Rhapta; do you see yourself reading this book? Let me know all of those brilliant thoughts of yours below! Thank you so much again for reading!  

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Urcelia Teixeira

I am deeply humbled by your fantastic review, Aimee Ann! Thank you!!! It is incredibly satisfying to me to hear that the one thing I desire most with my writing has been fulfilled. Satisfying my readers! I work very hard to keep my readers intrigued, engaged and educated, so to read your review is humbling and flattering beyond words! For those who wish to read my book, it is available in both Paperback and E-book through all Amazon markets. I will also be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about the book either via this comment… Read more »

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Jeannie Dublin

What a fantastic looking book! I especially love the sound of this one. How can I not, it is compared to Lara Croft! I will be buying this book asap. Exciting!


Wow! Thanks so much Jeannie! I will be right there between the pages with you. 😊

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