Shadow Warriors by Chris Bradford

Shadow Warriors

Written by Chris Bradford
Illustrated by David Wyatt

9+ readers   Reluctant Readers   Books for Boys   Summer Reading   
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Deep rivalries, hand to hand fighting, daring raids and surprise revelations, they all feature in this collection of stories about young ninja warrior Taka. Together with his ninja clan he’s fighting the Samurai in 16th century Japan. The background is vividly described, and fascinating, whether you know your nunchaku from your shuriken or not, and Chris Bradford is an expert at keeping the tension high. It’s great to see that female ninja Cho is as fast and fierce as her male companions. In Barrington Stoke’s Conkers series, this is particularly good for reluctant or dyslexic readers, but it will work its warrior romance on all readers. ~ Andrea Reece

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Shadow Warriors by Chris Bradford

Taka's got a problem: he can't pass the Grandmaster's test and earn his black belt. But then a much more serious situation arises, and it seems his whole clan is under threat. At last Taka has a chance to prove himself, but he and his friends Cho and Renzo will face terrible danger on the way. A fantastic adventure that will floor boys and girls alike from the first page and keep them reading long after lights out.

Illustrated in stunning detail by David Wyatt, this Conkers edition includes ninja facts and activities to satisfy martial arts-mad Bradford fans.

About the Author

Chris Bradford

Chris Bradford lives an action packed life and is a self-confessed adrenaline junkie. He’s thrown himself over Victoria Falls on a bungee cord, out of an airplane in New Zealand and off a French mountain on a paraglider, but he’s always managed to land safely – something he learnt from his martial arts training.

Chris joined a judo club aged seven and since then he has trained in karate, kickboxing, samurai swordsmanship and has earned his black belt in Tai-jutsu, the fighting art of the ninja. Chris is a student of Sensei Akemi Solloway, who is the eldest daughter of an old samurai family, descended from the Karo of Iwatsuki Castle, near Tokyo.

Before writing the Young Samurai series, Chris was a professional musician and songwriter. He’s even performed for HRH Queen Elizabeth II (but suspects she found his band a bit noisy). Chris lives on the South Downs with his wife, baby boy and two cats called Tigger and Rhubarb.

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192 pages


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Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

15th January 2016




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