: Blood Ninja (): Nick Lake: Books. Blood Ninja and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more. British author Lake’s promising U.S. debut takes three of the most overused ideas in fantasy—the boy with a destiny, vampires, and ninjas—and. First published in the USA in and the UK in , Blood Ninja is the first book in a series set in feudal Japan, by Oxfordshire based author, Nick Lake.

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There were a couple things I didn’t like about this book.

Apr 05, Frezanda rated it liked it Shelves: It all made perfect sense. Another thing I liked about the book was how ninjas and vampires were melded into one race. The other thing that irked me is that this is not advertised as a series, yet it is clearly the start of one. There are two elements that separate this book from the norm.

More reviews and no fluff on the blog http: But I like to know lqke I am getting myself into when I pick up a book. But Stefan is hiding a deadly secret – a secret that will change Elena’s life Sword fighting, even a little bit about sword making. At least that is what he is raised to believe.

He received his degree in English from Oxford University. And bonus- women ninjas are always welcome. Dec 26, R2geek2 rated it it was ok. The night has a new hero.

There is also a talking coyote in it. She whirled it around her fingers expertly. Absently, he kake out with his left hand and pushed Hiro behind him, where his friend would be safe.

Blood Ninja Series by Nick Lake

It also ruins the hook — the hero becomes one of many. Refresh and try again. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. However, for readers not familiar with Japanese culture, it is possible that much of the information will go ncik your head.


Shusaku fails as Taro is run-through with a sword.

Blood Ninja Series

The Blood Ninja trilogy was inspired by his interest in the Far East, and by the fact that he is secretly a vampire ninja himself. My first thought was ”and I guess that samurai’s are probably werewolves Taro’s mother is a diver and his father is ill.

There are plenty of cultural references but the story does not get bogged down with unfamiliar terms. Blood Ninja is the epitome of an epic tale where readers will not only love the richness of lakr back story, but he or she invest their time, energy, and hope in all of the characters. As is often the case with ninjas, the violence in this book is pretty extreme.

Knowing that he is more impo This is another gloodninja with a setting that takes place in Japan. I bloondinja that the female characters in Blood Ninja were just as skilled and socially accepted as the men. The locations in the book are in fact based on real places such as Minata, Shirahama, Nagoya and the dead volcano crater which adds a bit of a historical twist and blends in reality with the fiction. Each page adds minor details to the characters image and finally on the last page a wonderful masterpiece is observed even if the character is dead.

Heiko and Bloodnina also underwent strong character developments, so much so that Yukiko transformed into a formidable villain by the end of the book. Cameron from New Zealand An extremely good book, well writen with good historical facts. A little rough, a little unpolished at times, wrought with unnecessary nkck that read like fanfiction. This book is no fairy tale ending of ‘Happy Ever After’.

Blood Ninja

It pretty much stops right in the middle of the story with a number of things unresolved. Part of the appeal of ninja in the real world is that they are human beings who can do extraordinary things because of years of training.


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Blood Ninja (Blood Ninja, #1) by Nick Lake

It depends on your preference of whether you like Japanese stuff and ninjas. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. From the day when he had been rescued, he had never again allowed flesh to pass his lips, or anything in fact but water, rice, and vegetables. Jul 06, Sen rated it really liked it.

Showing of 53 reviews. This book introduced me to a lot of Japanese history and politics.

The use of Japanese words in the middle of English dialogue, in italics, is pretty stupid. Ugh, now I have to read the sequel. Although he spends most of his time hunting in the forest, life for Taro is pretty quiet. With his best friend, Hiro, and their ninja guide, Shusaku, Taro gets caught in the crossfire of a bitter conflict between rival lords for control of imperial Japan.

In Feudal Japan, violence and deaths occur daily. The readers get to know a bit about Japanese folk lore from characters like Shusaku, Heiko and Taro and the fate of the characters is directly related to these legends. This book really leaves you hanging. The fourth tower would protect him and his family from attackers.