4: The Ring of Earth


Summer, 1614.                                                                                   READ AN EXTRACT


With no sensei to guide him, he has just his wits and his swords against many new and unknown enemies, as he journeys along the treacherous road to the port of Nagasaki and perhaps home...

But the Shogun’s samurai are hot on his trail. Barely escaping their clutches, Jack runs headlong into a trap. Kidnapped by ninja and led to their village deep in the mountains, Jack has no means of escape.

The only question is who will kill him first – the ninja or samurai?


  • ''‘I absolutely loved this book! The story of Jack Fletcher just gets better and better. Action packed from beginning to end - I couldn't put it down!’ – Nikki Chapman, samurai specialist
  • The Ring of Earth is an absolutely incredible read! I still can't put it down, the plot has so many little twists. Its action packed from page one. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat.’ – Robert, Amazon reviewer
  • I was captivated within minutes and I couldn't put it down!.’ – Sean, fan aged 14


  • Winner of the Northern Ireland Book Awards 2011
Young Samurai: The Ring of Earth - Chris Bradford
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