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The Revenge of Lord Oda (Blood Ninja #2)

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Now that the vile Lord Oda is dead, Taro and his friends are safe in the mountain lair of the ninjas. Or so they think. When a homing pigeon arrives with news of Taro's mother's whereabouts, Taro sets out for the Tendai monastery - without stopping to consider why the pigeon, which was given to his mother months ago, took so long to arrive.

Soon, Taro, Hana and Hiro find th
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 288 pages
Published December 7th 2010 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (first published November 22nd 2010)
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Daniel Kieffer-rhea
Jan 17, 2013 Daniel Kieffer-rhea rated it it was amazing
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Tittle: Blood Ninja
Author: Nick Lake
Pages: 377
Type: Fiction
Characters: Lord Oda, Lord Tokugawa, Taro, Hana, Hayao, Kenji Kara, Kawabata, Yukiko, Shusake. This book is told from different point of views throughout the book.
1566 was the year. Shusake a blind vampire ninja was walking when he was ambushed. He was sent by Lord Tokugawa just to meet Shusake the weapon were. The lord invited him on bored. Meanwhile Taro was learning how to read by Hana. As soon as he learned it he
Jun 12, 2011 Emily rated it it was amazing
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Mar 10, 2012 Oscar rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011-2012
In Blood Ninja 2, the protagonist Taro had thought he killed the man who sought out to hill him, the evil lord Oda and all he had left was to find his mother who was hidden to be kept alive. He was wrong, he had accidentally turned the evi lord into a vampire who still sought to kill him. The friend who betrayed Taro, Yukkiko aids lord Oda by baiting Taro with him mother, so she can kill can get ger revenge on Taro, and so Lord Oda can kill him. Taro knows its a trap, but sti goes to see his mo ...more
Darren Hartwell
Jan 07, 2012 Darren Hartwell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Blood Ninja by Nick Lake was one of my favourite reads of 2010. For me, everything was right about it. For a start, how could I not like a book where ninjas were vampires, this fact immediately explaining the secret behind their legendary powers. Add to this a story rich with historical detail, fantastic action set pieces, great characters and the occasional gory death and I felt that Nick Lake had delivered the perfect package for boys and girls who are confident readers and want something a li ...more
Dec 01, 2014 Kulsuma rated it liked it
The second in the Blood Ninja trilogy; Lord Oda’s Revenge by Nick Lake, like its predecessor, promised action, gore and death. I am pleased to state that it delivered on all three counts. I wasn’t sure I would like Lord Oda’s Revenge as I felt the first book lacked character development; however this was not the case.

I felt much more sympathetic to Taro this time round because there were periods of contemplation in the book. He reflected on all that he had lost, friends and family he would never
May 30, 2013 Andy rated it it was amazing
While helping Hana train in swordplay, Taro starts to get distracted by his thoughts, which eventually stopped the training, as Taro could kill Hana if he wasn't concentrating on the training. After they stopped the training session, Taro comes across a letter that states that his mother is safe in Mount Hiei, where Taro attempts to reunite with her. Upon reaching Mount Hiei, Taro meets her mother there, however, Kenji Kira, who reveals that Lord Oda is not dead to Taro, comes into the scene and ...more
May 07, 2013 Nigarsan rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, adventure, may2013
The Revenge of Lord Oda by Nick Lake
This book is about a boy who is a ninja and a vampire named "Taro" who is the chosen one in a prophecies that requires him to kill an evil ruler and become shogun of the world of Japan.In this book, after nearly dying against the battle of the ruler thus killing him, he must find the Buddha ball, a ball said to be from the Buddha and can control nature itself.But, he soon finds a note saying th whereabouts of his mother,he soon voyage to find her.When he get
Apr 04, 2013 Joyce rated it really liked it
Shelves: novel, april-2013
Taro finally has killed Lord Oda and they are safe in the mountain lair for ninjas. That's when he receives a carrier pigeon with a note saying that his mother is safe at Tendai monastery. Taro rushes there to see his mother only to discover that it was a trap planned by their friend that betrayed them, Yukiko. When his mother dies in the hands of Yukiko, he goes to search for the buddha ball to save her life.

I started this book because I read the first book. The preview of the second book at th
Diane Ferbrache
May 02, 2011 Diane Ferbrache rated it it was ok
Shelves: vampires, ghosts, ninjas
How can you lose with a Ninja Vampire!! This seems tailor-made for teen boys. The writing is excellent, but unfortunately I found it slow and too filled with philosophy to capture my attention. This is the sequel to Blood Ninja, and I didn't read that one. So maybe that was the problem, but the action was too sparse for my taste. It's a great premise.....Taro has survived several challenges in the first book and is now seeking the "Buddha ball", trying to attract the attention of a beautiful and ...more
Taro, with Hana and Hiro have escaped to Ninja Mountain. When information about his mother finally arrives, they set off to find her, knowing they are walking into a trap. In addition to the trap they find they are a part of the large, well laid plan of Ieyasu Tokugawa, who hopes to become the first Shogun of Japan.

I picked this book up because the lure of ninjas, vampires, and the history of 16th century Japan was irresistible.

I finished the book because I wanted to see how Taro would deal with
Jan 21, 2016 Toni rated it really liked it
A great second addition to Nick Lake's Blood Ninja series! Taro, Hiro, and Hana go to the Tendai monastery in search of Taro's mother, but once they get there, they find themselves the victims of a horrible trap. Taro experiences great pain and must go where (almost) no one has gone before in order to get answers and to finally discover the location of the Buddha Ball.
This whole book was fantastic, with wonderful, lively characters and plenty of action to keep me hooked! The very first chapter m
Feb 12, 2016 Donny rated it liked it
(Don't remember when I started and finished this book. Didn't take a month to finish, though)

The first book was brilliant. It was fun and unexpected (I mean, it's ninjas with vampires. This could go wrong in so many ways). I didn't expect to much on this sophomore volume, and I suppose it did well enough.

We find early on that the hero's teacher, the vampire Whatshisname, didn't die after all after the huge fight at the end of the first book. I thought that was a mistake. Apparently I'm more bloo
Elijah Sugata
Sep 03, 2012 Elijah Sugata rated it really liked it
It was good book filled with dark turns and intense action. All around a good book for advanced readers.
Sep 07, 2012 Je-wan rated it it was ok
Book One is awesome, but this one is not really good
Oct 08, 2015 Rowie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
There are obvious reasons to love this book. The words have a nice flow, it's written by the editor of Darren Shan's books, I'm a fan of Japanese culture and fantasy is one of my favorite genres and this mixes them perfectly. The Japanese folkore ties in really well with the supernatural elements. Yet I didn't love this. This book got me in the so called reading slump. I started reading it and gradually noticed I start to feel like reading less and less. So I decided to read another book. It too ...more
Chris Amies
Middle instalment of a trilogy which in many ways suffers from middle volume itis - the inflammation of the second section of a trilogy because something has to bridge the start of the story and the end. However we do get some nice character development of Taro and his friends Hiro and Hana, and a gripping confrontation with the Big Bad, Lord Oda who like Taro's sponsor Lord Tokugawa, was a real person (although probably not a vampire ... he is however generally depicted as evil, and his destruc ...more
Aug 15, 2012 Sugar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I find Japanese culture and way of life quite fascinating. Having learned the language and being adequately familiar with their culture are also the catalyst for me to always have interest and to at least check out books that take place or revolve around Japan, especially YA books since there is so few with a Japanese setting or plot elements. This is, actually, a real shame since there are endless possibilities to explore and write about. Luckily, there are some YA books already publishe
SJH (A Dream of Books)
This is the second book in the Blood Ninja series by Nick Lake. I thoroughly enjoyed the previous installment so started this one soon after. It picked up straight after the events of the first book and as the background and characters had already been established, it was straight back into the action, rejoining Taro and co.

One of the things I really like about this series is that it portrays an epic struggle between good and evil. Lord Oda is pretty much evil personified and is truly bone chill
Now I know what you're thinking. Vampire ninjas? Really Julia? In fact, I almost didn't read it solely because of the fact that it was about vampires. I always say don't judge a book by its cover, but frankly I'm so done with all these Brand-New-Vampire-Romance-Read-Now! books and I only read this one because my sister bought it and I had nothing else to read. It was sitting on her floor, discarded after finishing both this book and number 1, tempting me. I really had no choice.
This book is abo
Oct 22, 2012 Harvantebell rated it really liked it
"Blood Ninja 2" the story starts off after Taro, one of the main character of the story thinks he has killed lord Oda, the man who wanted to kill him an everything he has, but he is wrong he has turned him to a vampire an he wants his revenge.
Taro must go to find his mother who was sent into hiding to keep her safe an he helps a samurai who is being haunted get his life back. As the story goes Taro loses loves one an must go on a journey to find the "Buddha Ball"

This book would be good for anyo
Kari Ramirez
Mar 07, 2011 Kari Ramirez rated it liked it
I didn't love this as much as the first book. This one starts off pretty much right after the first. Taro, Hiro & Hana are at Ninja Mountain trying to figure out what to do next. Then, everything that could possibly go wrong does. Taro must now find the Buddha ball and restore some kind of peace for himself and Japan.

There is no doubt Nick Lake is a wonderful writer who does immense amounts of research to keep things authentic, I just didn't get into this story as much as I did the first. I'
Doh Young
Dec 11, 2015 Doh Young rated it it was ok
Lots of guns and fire in this book. Taro finds himself in a lot of trouble and his relationship is breaking apart. This book isn't as good as the first but it includes lots of action and adventure. I don't recommend this book because some people who like fantasy might get bored of it.
May 11, 2014 Jopp rated it liked it
Satisfied with how the way things end in this 2nd chapter of the book, mix with monks, myths, and buddha ball (?!) still thrilled with how things will go with the last book
As the last line of the book was
"The end has just begun" is somehow a cliff hanger as I think everything was resolve in this book
May 22, 2011 Jennifer rated it liked it
I have a hard time believing what Yukiko is doing to get revenge on Taro. This is a complete change in her personality from book one. This book, I wanted to learn more about Taro's past. I also find it really unbelievable that Shusaku keeps iterating that Lord Tokugawa thinks in years not months. It got very repetitive and somehow, magically explains how Lord Tokugawa always makes the right move. Still, an entertaining read.
Feb 23, 2011 Valerie rated it it was amazing
This book was actually pretty good, even though the plot basically consisted of trying to kill Lord Oda. Now, I'm usually all for gruesome things and blood and gore, but there was one event in the end that I thought was absolutely disgusting and horrible. As for the rest of the book, I really loved it, though I will have to say that this is definitely a series for mainly guys.
Jaeziel Clark
Dec 11, 2011 Jaeziel Clark rated it it was amazing
This book was VERY fantastic. I give a BIG hand of applause. I never suspected to have a better ending than I thought it was going to turn out to be. Especially 1 character turning out to be... Nevermind, if I continued that statement, I would ruin the surprise for those who want to read it.
Holly Bell
The book was great! I cant wait for the one
May 30, 2012 Austin rated it really liked it
Shelves: oriental, vampires
This book was ard to put down. Just like the first book, it started out slow but grew on me as it progressed. The plot was more complex and interesting. The characters were the same which I liked. The only thing I dont like is waiting for the final book to come out.
Jenna  Nov
Nov 26, 2013 Jenna Nov rated it really liked it
This book definitely was not as well-written as the first, and the content wasn't as good either. Things were more far fetched and the end was horrifying. I'm going to read the third book to finish it out, and i hope it will be better than this one
Jun 10, 2011 Janine rated it it was amazing
An excellent sequel to an excellent book. The fact that Taro grew so much in the time of the book made me happy. It was weird though when he went to the land of the dead and one of Lord Oda's generals come back to life because of it.
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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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