: 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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I cannot stress enough about the storyline and how amazing it is. Don’t get me wrong though, because there are some simple sentences bladed in. Read a free preview of Blood Ninja by Nick Lake. The staircase turned to the right as it ascended, lwke that a man stationed above could wield his sword in his stronger right hand, while an attacker would have to move his to his left.

He hunts while his dad fishes and his mom dives for treasures to sell to passing merchants. However, for readers not familiar with Japanese culture, it is Blood Ninja completely blew me away with its creativity. Taro slashed his sword. Although the Lord Oda thing – saw that coming 30 seconds after Taro was turned, but, oh well.

Just as much potential as the boys in the story. The good ninja, whose name in Shusaku, starts to take them to a safe place near his ninja clan. I nivk no idea what those things are, and without the perspective I had trouble getting visuals in certain scenes. To say it’s a book with a twist in the story would be a massive understatement.


But I like to know what I am getting myself into when I pick up a book. Her father had no sons, but sometimes he joked that Hana had inherited his male spirit, even if she could never inherit his title of daimyo and rule over the Kanto when he died.

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: Blood Ninja (): Nick Lake: Books

An extremely good book, well writen with good historical facts. Personally, I believe that this is a novel that you actually want to take your time with.

It was very well-done and, if anything, a bit too devoid of any humor. Taro is a fisherman’s son. My bloodnijna issue with Blood Ninja was the writing.

Preview — Blood Ninja by Nick Lake. One of the things Bloodninka loved the most about the book was how elements of Japanese mythology, culture and politics were interwoven into the plot. If you love suspense and scary books, you will love this book. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

But seriously people, this book is epic despite its lakr.

Enjoyed the beginning and middle parts a lot. My first thought was ”and I guess that samurai’s are probably werewolves But I think that often, when the character development isn’t bloodninjz enough that happens because as a reader, you are trying to find things to latch onto and things that might have been smaller, subtler hints otherwise stand out so much more, since you aren’t as engrossed in the characters. Tense Tips on technique 7: My name is Nick and I write and edit books for young adults.


These locations even play an important part in combat, action sequences and the legends that took place here.

Blood Ninja by Nick Lake

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The locations in the book are in fact based on real places such as Minata, Shirahama, Nagoya and the dead volcano crater which adds a bit lke a historical twist and blends in reality with the fiction. If I had known it was the start of another series I probably wouldn’t have read it.

Nick Lake’s creativity has blown me away. Review “A fast-paced, gripping book about ninjas. He saw the ninja beside him, his blood master now, draw a long and perfect samurai sword from a concealed scabbard that ran down his spine, under the black cloak.

The scenes are well realised and draw the reader into the landscape of feudal Japan.