The Way of Fire (eShort)


Autumn, 1612.

Shipwrecked, his father murdered by ninja, Jack Fletcher is rescued by the legendary swordmaster Masamoto Takeshi and taken to his samurai school in Kyoto. Hunted by the ninja Dragon Eye, Jack’s only hope is to become a samurai warrior. And so his training begins…

In order to perfect his fighting skills, Jack goes on a gasshuku. But nothing could prepare him for the punishment of warrior camp – the climax of which is to enter the Way of Fire, a terrifying ritual that burns away evil.

Can Jack overcome his fear and walk the Way of Fire?

Note: this short story is 2.5 in the series and only available as an ebook.


  • ''A fantastic, spellbinding adventure that will make you hold your breath to the very end. Anyone who likes Jack, Akiko and Yamato will enjoy this YOUNG SAMURAI short story’ – Melanie Kennedy, Amazon Reviewer
  • A great short story full of continuous action, with a few surprises for the followers of the Young Samurai, but also very enjoyable for those not so familiar with the series.’ – B Show, Amazon Reviewer


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Young Samurai: The Way of Fire (short story) - Chris Bradford
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