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The Legend

The Way Of The Sword  (Book 2) Synopsis

JAPAN 1612.

Way of the Warrior

One year of training in samurai school and Jack is in real trouble…

He’s struggling to prepare for the Circle of Three, an ancient ritual that tests courage, skill and spirit to the limit. At the same time, Jack is caught in a running battle with fellow student Kazuki and his gang.

But these are the least of Jack’s problems. He knows his deadly rival – the ninja Dragon Eye – could strike at any moment. Jack possesses the very thing he will kill for. Can Jack master the Way of the Sword in time to survive a fight to the death?

Appearing in bookstores in July 2009

The Way of the Sword

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Red House Children's Book Award 2010 Pick of the Year for Older Readers

'Captivating!’  Family Book Club Choice   The Daily Telegraph

'A superb story, even better than the first!'   Sensei Mary, Oxford School of Martial Arts

'This book earns the literary equivalent of a black belt.’   Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

It's brilliant... when Jack was being strangled I felt like I was Akiko watching Jack slowly starting to die!!’   Sophie Turrell, aged 13

'A quick-paced read that will have you tear through the novel; I was hooked right from the beginning and read it all within one sitting. This book will appeal to both boys and girls...with some great female characters. A breath of fresh air!' Write Away UK