Moonshadow by Simon Higgins
Rise of the Ninja

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In the moonlight, the explosive fast draw became a horizontal streak of silver, flashing momentarily from the cover of the shadow. The tip of Moonshadow's sword ambushed the lurking foe, who stood, still drawing his own weapon.

It's the dawn of an age of peace in medieval Japan, and a power hungry warlord is plotting to plunge the nation into a deadly civil war using a secret weapon from the West. Enter Moonshadow, the newest and youngest agent for the Grey Light Order, a covert brotherhood of shinobi (ninja spy warriors) who work for the shogun. For his first mission, Moonshadow is sent on a perilous journey to capture the plans for the secret weapon. Can Moonshadow defeat the evil warlord, rogue samurai, professional killers, and another ninja spy to save his country from violent chaos? Or will his first mission also be his last?

This thrilling ninja adventure by Simon Higgins, an expert Japanese swordsman, combines gripping action, humor, hold-your-breath suspense, and even a bit of magic for an exciting and fast-paced read!
 

About Simon Higgins

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Simon Higgins is the author of the bestselling Thunderfish trilogy which was a Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book and also the Jade Draper series. He is an expert in Japanese swordsmanship and lived in Japan for a number of years.
 
Published May 20, 2010 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 330 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Named for his trademark sword trick, Moonshadow is an orphan and a recently graduated ninja in the Grey Light Order, the shogun's secret service, with special training in the ancient skill of "the eye of the beast," or sight control of complex animals.

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In this Australian import, orphaned teenager Moonshadow has spent his childhood living and training with the Grey Light Order of shinobi—ninjas. Now circumstances force the Order to make his first mis

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In this Australian import, orphaned teenager Moonshadow has spent his childhood living and training with the Grey Light Order of shinobi—ninjas. Now circumstances force the Order to make his first mis

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