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Blood Ninja III: The Betrayal of the Living (Blood Ninja #3)

4.30  ·  Rating Details  ·  215 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
The fate of feudal Japan hangs in the balance in this bloody conclusion to the epic Blood Ninja trilogy.

Taro is at a crossroads: He has vanquished Lord Oda for good, but with no land and no title, he has no hope of marrying Hana, the daughter of a daimyo. So when Taro receives news of a murderous dragon and the large reward for killing it, he and his friends find themselve
ebook, 368 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Dec 18, 2014 Shane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The third installment in the Blood Ninja series is intense, gripping, and imaginative. This story is rich with Japanese lore, but with a twist. It tells of the Kyūketsuki, or vampires. This may seem odd at first, but Nick Lake expertly interweaves these creatures with Japanese folklore. Once you start getting into this book, you may find it hard to put down! Despite the fact that this was the first book in the series, I enjoyed this tale immensely. Though I must warn you, the book does describe ...more
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Apr 15, 2013 Masoud Rah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure, april-2013
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This book was AWESOME!! I loved every page of it. Nick lake is a great writer and he is one many writers I admire . Taro is a good character and shuzaku was awesome. If anyone has not read this book then I suggest u read it
Jan 23, 2015 Sugar rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

By now there should be no surprise that I anticipate and welcome any YA set in Japan, be it in a modern or historical settings, everything goes. I’ve read the previous two books in this engaging, imaginative and action-packed series and thoroughly enjoyed them, and I’m quite sad it took me so long to finally pick up the final book. What I discovered is that everything I found awesome previously is still there, but so are heaps of other aspects that just make the last book cramped and full
Dec 03, 2012 Oscar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-2012
Blood Ninja 3 Betrayal of the Living, is the final book of the Blood ninja trilogy. We continue from Taro being in the mountains with the monks, with his best friend Hiro and his love Hana. HE is called from his boring life when word of a dragon terrorizing villages is sent to Taro, with the prize for defeating the beast being much land and entitlement. But then it is found that long thought dead enemy Kenji Kira is alive, only he is dead. He has become a walking skeleton and also Enma, judge o ...more
Dec 17, 2012 Sheenin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The plot of this book was marvelous. I would give it a 100 stars if I could. I like the way the author explained and described the surroundings of the characters. I could feel the emotions of each character, and this let me enjoy the story even more. I like how each character has distinct features and characteristics. The events of the story were quite realistic(except the dragons, gods, and vampires), so I could picture most of the scenes in my mind. It has a fast-moving storyline, with actions ...more
Sep 15, 2014 Amelia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, adventure
I really love this series, the first two books were so good and well written! This one was no different, and started out just as good, but toward the middle I was distraught and upset at all that was happening! I didn't want it to go down this road after it was doing so well! I thought that the end was going to leave a gaping hole in my stomach, but Nick Lake ended up pulling a fast one on me and managed to come to a mutual resolution that fit the story well. I greatly enjoyed this series!
Jaeziel Clark
Jan 10, 2013 Jaeziel Clark is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was going to end at the second book of "Blood Ninja" but knowing how bad the ending was for me, I didn't expect it to have another book. Most likely to be the last book of the series but I want to focus on what's going to happen considering the main character Taro and his friends have already killed the main protagonist Lord Oda.
Jenna  Nov
This book definetely made me a little disappointed. The first book was the best, and it is one of my favorites. I love re-reading it. However, this novel took the joy i felt from the other books and crushed it like a grape. The ending was satisfactory but most of the book, i was just trying to get through it for the sake of finishing the series.
Nov 06, 2013 Felix rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series was an overall good read. I guess I was expecting a different fee?
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My name is Nick and I write and edit books for young adults. My first YA novel IN DARKNESS, was published by Bloomsbury in 2012 and won the Michael L Printz Award for Excellence in YA Literature. I also wrote a book called HOSTAGE THREE about a girl kidnapped by Somali pirates.

THERE WILL BE LIES is coming in January 15 and is about a girl who learns that everything she knows is a lie. To say it's
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