Young Samurai: The Ring of Wind by Chris Bradford

Young Samurai: The Ring of Wind

Written by Chris Bradford
Part of the Young Samurai Series

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With fast-paced action and non-stop adventure from page one no reader can fail to be hooked in to this terrific series set on the high seas in and around 17th century Japan. The series will captivate young readers including the most reluctant. This is Book 7 in the blockbuster Young Samurai series by Chris Bradford. Young Samurai was shortlisted for the Red House Children’s Book Award and nominated for the Carnegie Medal.

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Young Samurai: The Ring of Wind by Chris Bradford

Jack Fletcher is battling the high seas. Ambushed by the Shogun's samurai, Jack and his friends have only one hope of escape - the Seto Sea. But with ferocious storms, man-eating sharks and ninja pirates at every turn, their chosen route is fraught with danger. A treacherous crew only adds to their problems as they flee south from a ruthless samurai sea lord. Unless Jack can harness the Ring of Wind, he and his friends are destined for a watery grave...

Click here to visit the fantastic, interactive Young Samurai website, which includes games, competitions and FREE teaching resources. You can also find a 99p ebook-only Young Samurai short story here in March 2012, called 'The Way of Fire'.


‘A fantastic adventure that floors the reader on page one and keeps them there until the end’ - Eoin Colfer

Praise for the series:

‘Addictive’ - Evening Standard

‘Fierce Fiction…captivating for young readers’ - Daily Telegraph

‘A cutting-edge James Bond thriller, Oriental style’ - Japan Times

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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368 pages
Interest Age: From 11


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Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

1st March 2012




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