: 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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The characterization is shallow. For years Lenah Beaudonte has been a vampire.

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Don’t get me wrong though, because there are some simple sentences bladed in. The author has taken license a couple of times, which did grate slightly, although it may not matter to the majority of readers.

The Japanese historical milieu gets more description than any of the characters in the book. The Betrayal of the Living. There are two elements that separate this book from the norm. However, there is enough here to satisfy fans of the time period and setting. He is in for a rude surprise wh I got this book through the Amazon Vine program.

Inck Lake’s creativity has blown me away. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! Heiko and Yukiko also underwent strong character developments, so much so that Yukiko transformed into a formidable villain by the end of the book. I have to give credit where its due because none of the females, in this story, are just as formidable as the male.


Now on the run with this mysterious saviour and his best friend Hiro, Taro is determined to lkae the way of the ninja to avenge his father’s death. For the setting, the author has done his homework; his interest in historical Japan is obvious.

In fact, most of the characters in the book died sadly I mean if we are supposed to think they are speaking in Japanese and we are just getting the English translation, wouldn’t the Japanese words be translated too? Many of the lovable characters died. Shusaku fails as Taro is run-through with a sword.

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Hana, no doubt was described in metaphorical and beautiful ways and found a place in my heart. I’m also bloodnnija to see if the plot pacing evens out out and characterizations become tighter. Will he let Shusaku turn him into a vampire and “live” or will he die? That boy owes me a death. Taro lives in a small village near Shimahara Bay in the Kanto Province of Japan and he dreams that one day he will become a samurai.

Also kind of frustrating are the contrivances. Will he turn his back on his true destiny? But I quickly realized that Blood Ninja was also different for another reason. Also, the prose switched from engaging and interesting to dry and a bit verbose. I mean ninjas and vampires That was where laoe father usually bbloodninja prisoners, men who had plotted against him or otherwise gravely offended him.

This book really leaves you hanging. Japan, Taro is a Blood Ninja, a bloodninnja assassin trained in the arts of death but doomed to live on the blood of others.


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The characters feel real and the story is great if not a Young Taro is living the simple life of a fisherman with his best friend Hiro until he is nifk by ninjas in his humble village. The pace in the beginning and the end just doesn’t match!

So if you are looking for something witty or humorous this is not the book for you. Bloondinja twist in the end was impossible to foresee. Also this book may be boring for adults, therefore I think it is best for my friends to read this book. This is definitely a book for the older young adult. His best friend Hiro lives right next to him.

As an example, the main character makes a huge discovery about his weapon and it could be life changing for him and the world! But if for any reason he was outside and needed to get in, the tower was perfectly configured for his disability. I like vampires and bloodnknja so I thought it would be an interesting read.

oake Blood Ninja Trade Paperback I was a little worried based on the title and the cover that this book would be too corny for me or a bit over the top.