The Shield of Kuromori by Jason Rohan

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Science meets Myth when ogres armed with high-tech weaponry steal a huge telescope as part of an insane plan to cast the world into permanent darkness. With global catastrophe looming, Kenny and Kiyomi take the fight to the enemy, even if it means going out of this world. But all is not well between the friends. Kiyomi's behaviour is growing increasingly erratic and it soon becomes clear that her life - and her humanity - are in danger. Kenny is faced with an impossible choice - does he save his friend or fulfil his duty?


The Shield of Kuromori by Jason Rohan

The sequel to The Sword of Kuromori. Some of our readers were lucky enough to review The Sword of Kuromori, here's what they thought..

Alexander Bisland age 9 - 'This book is sooooooooooo good and despite it being long, I read it in three days! I give it 11/10.' Read full review >
Jack Wilson, age 11 - 'A great book and gripping read.' Read full review >
Liam Pickering, age 11 - 'Wow! I really enjoyed this book. It is a fantastic mix of fantasy and reality but so cleverly interwoven that the two begin to blur at times. I had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next.' Read full review >
Josh Hall, age 14 - 'An awesome load of fast paced action and adventure! I found it hard to put down from start to finish!' Read full review > Oliver Jefferys, age 10 - 'Altogether this book was creative, exciting and absolutely amazing. Read this book if you enjoy futuristic suspense.' Read full review > Sam Harper, age 10 - 'A thrilling adventure immersed in the culture and myths of Japan. I loved all of the amazing creatures and legends in the story. A fast paced, exciting read.' Read full review > Rohan Delamere, age 8 - 'This is an amazing adventure story about a boy who moves between modern and ancient Japan in his quest for the Sword of Heaven. I would recommend it for boys and girls 8-12yrs old.' Read full review > Eloise Mae Clarkson, age 11 - 'A great adventure suspense type book which I thoroughly enjoyed reading...I loved all the mystical creatures in this book; they sounded so cool and amazing.' Read full review > Callum Broomfield, age 10 - 'not really my cup of tea...the beginning is quite exciting but the story then becomes predictable and failed to hold my attention.' Read full review >

About the Author

Jason Rohan

Jason Rohan has worked as a staff writer for Marvel Comics in New York and as an English teacher in Japan, where he lived for five years. He returned to the UK and now lives in West London with his wife and five children.

bisland boys meet jason rohanReader Review panel members Alexander, age 9 and Daniel, age 7 were very excited to meet Jason when he was he was holding a workshop at their local library.

A Q&A with Jason about his novel, The Sword of Kuromori

1. How did you get the idea for this book?

2. How would you describe the book?

3. Which is your favourite character/theme in the book?

4. How long did it take you to write this book?

5. How did you do the research for it? Where did you look/go?

In addition to this, I picked up lots of books of Japanese folk tales and legends, some of which were written over a hundred years ago.

6. What other books have you written?

I have three other books languishing in a drawer waiting to see the light of the day, and a few articles in print, but The Sword of Kuromori is my first published novel.

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352 pages
Interest Age: From 10


Jason Rohan
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Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd

Publication date

7th May 2015




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