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The Way Of The Warrior (Book 1) Synopsis

August, 1611.

Way of the WarriorJack Fletcher is shipwrecked off the coast of Japan – his beloved father and the crew lie slaughtered by ninja pirates.

Rescued by the legendary sword master Masamoto Takeshi, Jack's only hope is to become a samurai warrior. And so his training begins …

But life at the samurai school is a constant fight for survival. Even with his friend Akiko by his side, Jack is singled out by bullies and treated as an outcast.

With courage in his heart and his sword held high, can Jack prove himself and face his deadliest rival yet?

The Way of the Warrior

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Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior has been nominated for over 10 major book awards including:

Red House Book Awards – Shortlisted
CILIP Carnegie Medal – Longlisted
Bolton Children’s Book Award – Shortlisted
North East Children’s Book Award – Shortlisted
One Club Prize (South Africa) – Shortlisted

'Book of the Year' at the Fighting Spirit Awards 2008

'Young Samurai is a fantastic adventure that floors the reader on page one and keeps him there until the end.' Eoin Colfer, bestselling author of Artemis Fowl

'An action packed book with death around every corner!' Melissa Doolan, Junior Proof reader for Waterstone's

School Library Association's Riveting Reads series

Review: ‘Vividly detailed, hold-your-breath tense and action-packed this is a stunning evocation of Japan and an exciting martial arts adventure boys will be gripped by to the very full stop.’

Check out the cool video review from a student at Woolwich Polytechnic School... keep 'em coming!

If Robert Muchamore and Bernard Cornwell met over a couple of rounds in a dojo you can begin to imagine the sort of historical all action adventure we might encounter... your new portal to exhilaration, so grab your Wing Chun Butterfly Knife, seize your Nunchucks and take a respectable bow to the new martial master. John Lloyd, Waterstone's, Bath 

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