: Blood Ninja (): Nick Lake: Books. Blood Ninja and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more. British author Lake’s promising U.S. debut takes three of the most overused ideas in fantasy—the boy with a destiny, vampires, and ninjas—and. First published in the USA in and the UK in , Blood Ninja is the first book in a series set in feudal Japan, by Oxfordshire based author, Nick Lake.

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However, there is enough here to satisfy fans of the time period and setting. Not knowing what’s going on, or what to do, Taro foolishly tries to take revenge and fight until he is stopped by another ninja named Shusaku. His heroism, his extraordinary ability with the blade, and his genius for the tactics of battle had made him a god to his people, and a demon to those he had defeated. I would recommend this book to my friends and those who are more interested in horror and action.

He had tried to move, but his leg had been split open from hip to knee, and even if he had possessed the strength to cast aside the horse that lay over his lower half, he would not have been able to stand.

There were times when I recognized things my instructor has taught me and I loved how it was blended into this book. It was fascinating to read about ninjas in the context of actual Japanese history.


Book ratings by Goodreads. Oct 09, Doh Young rated it really liked it. As a result, I struggled through the second half of the story. Even frogs had made an appearance, and of course the flies, the endless flies. That boy owes me a death. Dear lord, the drag. Set up a giveaway. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. At times, it did run a little on the slower side.

The book has a great opening and has many attention grabbing scenes. My first thought was ”and I guess that samurai’s are probably werewolves It was the tallest part of the castle, and was protected by a circular staircase in the Portuguese style.

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Jul 18, JOSY rated it really liked it. Even with the knowledge that I brought into the novel, I bloodbinja admit that I was lost a few times.

Blood Ninja by Nick Lake book review

To ask other readers questions about Blood Ninjaplease sign up. Very fun scary and so much more I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. Sword fighting, even a little bit about sword making. He hunts while his dad fishes and his mom dives for treasures to sell to passing merchants.

Blood Ninja Series

Automatically you think vampire but guys go on oake explain the legend of the kyuuketsuki and it’s all the usual vampire folklore. Less, would definitely have been more, in my opinion.


But in spite of her awkward man For example, Taro’s need of revenge. That is what happened to Hiro’s parents, who died from a shark attack while using terrible fishing strategies.

The series has a lot of potential and is one to look out for. When he was younger, he rescued his best friend, Hiro, from a shark attack and his parents took Hiro in. Of course I wanted to read a book about vampire ninjas! The Blood Ninja trilogy was inspired by his interest in the Far East, and by the fact that he is secretly a vampire ninja himself.

Because of that, I started reading with a jubilant mode, expecting to be entertained.

With his best friend, Hiro, and their ninja guide, Shusaku, Taro gets caught in the crossfire of a bitter conflict between rival lords for control of imperial Japan. I don’t get a sense of doom or impetus – despite gory and graphic descriptions of the violence severed heads, disembowelment, chopped body parts, etc.

Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. The characters are very human and the story includes information about Japan, the feudal society, the code of bloodnijna samurai, and ninja lengends that I can refer to in class.

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