5: The Ring of Water


Autumn, 1614.                                                                                   READ AN EXTRACT


Bruised and battered, Jack wakes up in a roadside inn wrapped only in a dirty old kimono. He has lost everything, including his memory.

Determined to discover the truth, Jack goes on a quest to retrieve his belongings - his precious swords, his friend Akiko's black pearl and most important of all, his father’s prize possession.

Relying on his samurai and ninja training, Jack realises The Ring of Water is the key to his survival. But with only a washed up ronin – a masterless samurai - for help, what will Jack manage to find? What will he lose? And what will he have to sacrifice?


  • '‘I recently bought this title for my ten year-old son who has read all the previous books in the series. He could not put it down and had read it within a few days! He is a big fan and I have already reserved a copy of the next instalment for him due out later on this year.’  Roberto, father
  • ‘Loved this book. Found it a very fast read, and possibly the best book yet. The new characters, Ronin and Hana, added greatly to the story. Hope we meet them again, and look forward to the next book.' – A.S. Droitwich, Amazon Reviewer
  • ‘This book is soo good that I had already order the next one coming out which is 5 months away! ANYONE WHO READ THIS WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH THE SERIES INSTANTLY.’ – C Clifford, Amazon Review 5 star


  • Shortlisted for Independent Booksellers Book Awards 2011
Young Samurai: The Ring of Water - Chris Bradford
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