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Chris Bradford - Author

About the Author

Chris Bradford is a best selling and multi-award-winning children’s author. He is professionally trained in a variety of martial arts, including samurai swordmanship, and has earned his black belt in Kyo Shin Tai- jutsu. Chris’s books, including the best selling Young Samurai and Bodyguard series, have been published in over 25 languages and have earned him more than 30 book awards and nominations, including the Brilliant Book Award and the Carnegie Medal. He lives in East Sussex.

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The Ring of Sky (Young Samurai, Book 8)

The Ring of Sky (Young Samurai, Book 8)

Author: Chris Bradford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2012

Packed with historical action-adventure, the eighth and final book in Chris Bradford's blockbuster Young Samurai series reaches a thrilling conclusion. The Shogun has deemed that any Christian or foreigner now discovered outside the bounds of an official trading port will be instantly put to death. For Jack, Nagasaki is within reach, but the Shogun's samurai are closing in with the help of Jack's old school rival, Kazuki, who has a score to settle. Will Jack make it to the city alive? Will he keep hold of the precious rutter? Can he find a ship bound for England, or will he be burned at the stake? www.youngsamurai.com 'A fantastic adventure that floors the reader on page one and keeps them there until the end' - Eoin Colfer

Young Samurai: The Way of Fire (short story)

Young Samurai: The Way of Fire (short story)

Author: Chris Bradford Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2012

A short story for the Young Samurai series!Japan, 1612. Shipwrecked and his father murdered by ninjas, Jack Fletcher is rescued by the legendary swordmaster Masamoto Takeshi and taken to his samurai school in Kyoto. Hunted by the ninja Dragon Eye, Jack's only hope is to become a samurai warrior. And so his training begins . . .In order to perfect his fighting skills, Jack goes on a gasshuku. But nothing can prepare him for the punishment of warrior camp - the climax of which is to enter the Way of Fire, a terrifying ritual that burns away evil. Can Jack overcome his fear and walk the Way of Fire? Part of the award-winning Young Samurai series by Chris Bradford. Visit www.youngsamurai.com for competitions and to find out more about the books.Previously published for World Book Day. 'A fantastic adventure that floors the reader on page one and keeps them there until the end' - Eoin Colfer'Addictive' - Evening Standard

The Way of the Warrior

The Way of the Warrior

Author: Chris Bradford Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/12/2011

The Ring of Fire (Young Samurai, Book 6)

The Ring of Fire (Young Samurai, Book 6)

Author: Chris Bradford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Young Samurai: The Ring of Fire is the sixth book in this blockbuster series by Chris Bradford JACK FLETCHER FACES HIS TOUGHEST CHALLENGE YET. After a snowstorm forces him to take shelter, Jack comes across a village in need of protection from raiding mountain bandits. Torn between moving on or helping, Jack is persuaded to stay and fight the villagers' cause. But Jack is the first and only samurai to do so. Now he must enlist other warriors to the villagers' aid before the bandits return to steal their harvest. No easy task when the reward is so little and he is a foreigner. If only he had his friends to call on... Using the Ring of Fire, can Jack overpower the bandits and win? 'A fantastic adventure that floors the reader on page one and keeps them there until the end' - Eoin Colfer ***You can learn more about Chris Bradford and his books at www.youngsamurai.com.***

The Ring of Water (Young Samurai, Book 5)

The Ring of Water (Young Samurai, Book 5)

Author: Chris Bradford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2011

Young Samurai: The Ring of Water is the fifith book in this blockbuster series by Chris Bradford Jack Fletcher has been left for dead. Bruised and battered, Jack Fletcher wakes up in a roadside inn wrapped only in a dirty kimono. He has lost everything, including his memory of what happened. Determined to discover the truth, Jack goes on a quest to retrieve his belongings - his precious swords, his friend Akiko's black pearl and most important of all, his father's prize possession. Relying on his samurai and ninja training, Jack realises The Ring of Water is the key to his survival. But with only a washed up Ronin - a masterless samurai - for help, what will Jack manage to find? What will he lose? And what will he have to sacrifice? 'A fantastic adventure that floors the reader on page one and keeps them there until the end' - Eoin Colfer ***You can learn more about Chris Bradford and his books at www.youngsamurai.com.***

The Ring of Earth (Young Samurai, Book 4)

The Ring of Earth (Young Samurai, Book 4)

Author: Chris Bradford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2010

Young Samurai: The Ring of Earth is the fourth book in this blockbuster series by Chris Bradford . JACK FLETCHER IS ON THE RUN With no sensei to guide him, he has just his wits and his swords against many new and unknown enemies, as he journeys along the treacherous road to the port of Nagasaki and perhaps home... But the Shogun's samurai are hot on his trail. Barely escaping their clutches, Jack runs headlong into a trap. Kidnapped by ninja and led to their village deep in the mountains, Jack has no means of escape. The only question is who will kill him first - the ninja or samurai? 'A fantastic adventure that floors the reader on page one and keeps them there until the end' - Eoin Colfer ***You can learn more about Chris Bradford and his books at www.youngsamurai.com.***

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