The Way of the Sword by Chris Bradford
(Young Samurai)

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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, skill, and spirit to the limit. For most, gaining entry into the Circle means honor and glory, but for Jack it's a matter of life or death . The winner will be trained in the Two Heavens—the formidable sword technique of the great samurai, Masamoto. Learning this secret is the only hope Jack has of protecting his father's rutter -- the invaluable navigation guide of the world's uncharted oceans -- from Dragon Eye. Forced into a deadly battle, Jack's going to have to master the Way of the Sword. And his time is running out.

About Chris Bradford

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Author Bio: Young Samurai: The Way of the Sword, is Bradford’s second novel.  Aside from his black belt, he is trained in judo, karate, kickboxing and samurai swordmanship. Before writing Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior, Chris was a professional musician and songwriter. He lives in England.
Published March 16, 2010 by Disney Hyperion. 432 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, History. Fiction

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