The Way of the Sword ( Young Samurai #2)
One year of training in samurai school and Jack is in real trouble…
He’s struggling to prepare for the Circle of Three, an ancient ritual that tests courage, skill and spirit to the limit. At the same time, Jack is caught in a running battle with fellow student Kazuki and his gang.
But these are the least of Jack’s problems. He knows his deadly rival – the ninja D ...more
You know how it is when you find a book you really love, you pick up the sequel and you so hope it’s as good as the first one. You just pray you’re not going to be disappointed. The Way of the Sword was every bit as good as The Way of the Warrior. If you are into martial arts or Eastern culture I think you’ll love these books. I found I could totally relate to the main character, Jack Fletcher. Like the first book, once I started I just couldn’t put it down. Even when I had homework to do I foun...more
Wandering alone in strange country, helpless
Everyone is dead
To have a revenge
Must become a non-samurai being granted be
privilege of wearing a sword
Tanka (puisi) oleh Kenji Sekiguchi, mengawali kisah lanjutan perjalanan hidup seorang bocah Inggris bernama Jack Fletcher. Setelah satu tahun tinggal di Jepang serta mendalami Jalan Hidup Ksatria, kali ini Jack harus memahami Jalan Hidup pedang untuk menjadi Samurai Sejati.
After a vicious ninja attack left him orphaned and stranded in Japan, Jack Fletcher managed to complete his first year of samurai school. Still, his troubles are far from over. The prejudice of his Japanese classmates has gained him dangerous enemies within his school, and Dragon Eye -- the ninja who killed his father -- is still after him. Jack's only hope of defeating them lies in surviving the Circle of Three: an ancient ritual that tests a samurai's courage ...more
Like with the first one. This book had a lot of information concerning ninjas, samurai, and other aspects of Japanese culture. And also like the first one the story mostly follows Jack in training how to be a samurai. The first part of the book focuses on Jack preparing for an ancient ritual that tests a samurai's courage, skill, and spirit. The next part is Jack and a few other students going through th ...more
The great thing about Chris Bradford’s Young Samurai books is that no matter how much he has told you in the last book or how much you think you have learnt, the next book is jam packed with new lessons and new experiences. Each subsequent book you pick up is like a brand new packet of crisps, bursting with ...more
* Jack and his friends, Akiko, Yamato and Yuri
* Jack always asks how people are doing, thinking of them first
* Kazuki is such a mean and horrible bully to Jack that I can't stand him, but the character is developed well in order to produce such a dislike in me
* Furoshin - unshakable calm
* Mushin - the samurai state of "no mind" where your sword is part of you and you expect nothing but are ready for anything
* Don't be afraid ...more
The way of the Samurai is very similar to something Jack does understand being an English schoolboy…and that is the chivalry of English Knights. The rules about loyalty, honor and mad fighting skills are very much the same whether you are talking about Japanese Samurai or English Knights. The Jap ...more
Young SAMURAI I could not have passed by that book without seeing what it was about. ...more
- Once again, it was a great read.
- I love the fighting scenes. They were definitley more intense. Tougher.
- I can really see each character's developments. And indeed, they were more mature here.
- I just adore Jack more and more. He has such a big impact on me. CUTE!!
- I'm loving the Japanese culture more and more.
- The writing is really good, the way Mr. Bradford narr ...more
The Young Samurai books are what you get when you cross James Clavell's "Shogun" with the Harry Potter novels. See if this sounds familiar: a European stranded in Japan is adopted by a powerful samurai and ...more
This is the second book in the series it is following him learning in the first book the way of the japanese. Now he is progressing in his samurai skills why faced with somebody hunting him for the last thing left of his father and being faced with The Circle of Three. My favorite part in the book was when he faced the challenge of escaping the castle with the kings new security system. They were seeing if it was ninja proof so hey put jac ...more
BUku ini mengajarkan tentang samurai secara keseluruhan, mulai dari filsafat-filsafatnya sampai dengan teori pertarungannya dan juga tata krama dan adat istiadat jepang. Buat para pecinta cerita samurai,buku ini sangat direkomendasikan, krn byk megajarkan ttg arti seorang Bushido,samurai sejati.
Ini buku kedua dari kisah si jack kun, dan dari buku pertama aku sudah tegoda utk teru ...more
My daughter and I read this book. She is my TEEN Book Reviewer: Here's her review.
I loved this book! Although this is the second book in the series (I didn't know that when I asked my mom to read it. I think she got it from some book conference she was at). The cover was interesting and made me think it was an action book. Anyways, this book had the best fight scenes ever (only problem was some went on for too long - so I took off 1 star because of it). Th ...more
Jack, a gaijin orphan who has been adopted by the Samurai Masamoto, continues to train as a Samurai but now faces the challenge of the Circle of Three. Set in a time when outsiders were not only rare but on the verge of being thrown out of Japan, Jack is also the target of the Ninja Dragon Eye who seeks the rutter left in Jack's care by his father. The rutter holds the navigation secrets that would unlock trading rout ...more
Favorite passage: (no spoiler markings because it really isn't a spoiler)
"Shall I let you in on a secret? I'm not really blind..."
Jack knew it. The bo master had been faking a ...more
Chris is renowned for his inspiring author events and ‘method writing’ style. For his award-winning Young Samurai series, he trained in samurai swordmanship, karate, ninjutsu and earned his black belt in Zen Kyu Shin Taijutsu. For his BODYGUARD series, Chris embarked on an intensive close protection course to ...more