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The Way of the Warrior by Chris Bradford
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Jun 25, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: teenbooks, diverse-characters
Read in June, 2009

Here is another entry in one of my favorite genres - samurai fantasy. This is a good introduction for kids not already steeped in this tradition. It's the 1600's and Jack is aboard an English ship bound for the Japans. When the ship is damaged in a storm, Japanese pirates overrun it and kill all of the crew except for Jack because he is a child. Jack is taken to the home of a prominent samurai where he learns Japanese and begins training to become a samurai - which all sounds far-fetched but works and is very entertaining in the novel. This is the first of a projected series, the second novel of which will be published in the UK this August.
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