: 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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The pace in the beginning and the end just doesn’t match!

A thrilling and action packed tale of honour, duty and destiny. Mar 29, Deborah Takahashi rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s like a buddy flick for boys in print.

Lord Oda’s Revenge: Blood Ninja II

The book has a great opening and has many attention grabbing scenes. I loved how my two favourite things were combined into one He hunts while his dad fishes and his mom dives for treasures to sell to passing merchants. Sign up and get a free eBook! So why did a group of these highly trained assassins creep into a peasant’s hut and kill Taro’s father? Blood Ninja is a work of historical fantasy, set in the Sengoku Bloodninha of feudal Japan. He received his degree in English from Oxford University.

He has killed his mortal foe: Perhaps I was looking for a bit too much from a YA book. Although the Lord Oda thing – saw that coming 30 seconds after Taro was turned, but, oh well.


Dec 17, Rebecca marked it nicl to-read Shelves: Write a reader review Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book. Young Taro is living the simple life of a fisherman with his best friend Hiro until he is assaulted by bloodjinja in lale humble village.

Rose and Lissa soon l With paper thin characterizations and honestly westernized feeling personalities, comes the usual ‘nun or whore’ women and handsome good guy and ugly nasty deformed bad guy.

A great action book but it’s a little slow going.

Also kind of frustrating are the contrivances. Don’t have a Kindle? The good ninja, whose name in Shusaku, starts to take them to a safe place near his ninja clan. I feel like if I had read this in a few hours or possibly even a few days, then I would not have gotten the full effect. And if there isn’t really an appropriate translation, well, then why italicize the word – just to point that out? Even at a young age, Taro has all of the qualities of a good warrior, strong and true.

Taro and his friends never have any fun. Japan, Taro is a Blood Ninja, a silent assassin trained in the arts of death but doomed to live on the blood of others. In fact there is no humor in this book whatsoever and that is another thing I didn’t like about this book.


And bonus- women ninjas are always welcome. Whats the age target for this book? I loved that the female characters in Blood Ninja were just as skilled and socially accepted as the men. Especially if you were a ninja.

Lord Oda’s Revenge: Blood Ninja II – Nick Lake – – Allen & Unwin – Australia

Taro saved Hiro from the shark, and Hiro lives by them now. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. But I quickly realized that Blood Ninja was also different for another reason. Also, I guess I’m just not a big fan of vampire ninjas. Hana, no doubt was described in metaphorical and beautiful ways and found a place in my heart. Feudal Japan, Ninjas, Vampires It was fascinating to bloocninja about ninjas in the context of actual Japanese history.

He is in for a rude surprise wh I got this book through the Amazon Vine program. Though some of the characters seem less defined and not as full as some of the others, I am more inclined to believe it is because the char I was dubious at first, picking up this book already knowing it was another story cashing in on the vampire explosion. Start reading Blood Ninja on your Kindle in under a minute.