: 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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Just as much potential as the boys in the story. Buy the selected items together This item: I think this book is a very good book and I really enjoyed how Nick Lake added ninjas and vampires in the same book to make the story more fun.

Point of view Tips on technique 4: Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of And it’s not just for the boys, the world of Ninja represents for the girls too.

There are limits to pake is appropriate and what can be discussed. Next chapter begins by him wondering where he lost that weapon when walking that previous night. Of course I wanted to read a book blooxninja vampire ninjas!

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

The pace in the beginning and the end just doesn’t match! If you’re a fan of epic stories that gets a bit into the political workings of things, then this is a book you will probably enjoy. The amount of Japanese history dwelling within the pages of this story is amazing. But I really would like to know what I am getting myself into.


In summary I liked this book. Her face was lined by the years and the harsh water of the sea, but there was still prettiness in the sparkling eyes and the pleasingly oval line of her jaw.

Blood Ninja by Nick Lake

I don’t like having lame sprung on me last minute. He is gifted in the arts of fighting and has the most loyal best friend named Hiro.

The second strand, vampire ninjas, is an interesting take on what is fast becoming an overpopulated theme in fiction today. There he trains to become a ninja so he can later look for his mother. There is a wonderful cast of characters that we meet after that. I say that both seriously and sarcastically at the same time. That said, I think this is just my personal taste.

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My name is Nick and I write and edit books for young adults. I loved how my two favourite things were combined into one The story is fascinating, yet nic, a while to pick up and move.

The predictability was a little easy to point out too – a few things would probably have been better had they been more subtle. I am kind of disappointed at who gets killed because I liked some of those characters. Dec 17, Rebecca marked it as to-read Shelves: As Taro trains to become a ninja himself, he’s less and less sure that he wants to be one.


Open Preview See a Problem? And a lot of stuff annoyed me too. But in spite of her awkward man Let’s see how balanced this review is: A little rough, a little unpolished at times, wrought with unnecessary descriptions that read like fanfiction.

The story line and the mix of Ninja and vampires are really creative and nothing I have ever read about before.

View all 4 comments. I really enjoyed the historical lore and the story was decenteven if a bit predictable. From the bloodninaj setting to the epic tales, I was completely in heaven. But all hell is about to break loose.

It is all well done and very tasteful. I also enjoyed all the cool ninja tricks and action scenes.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Settings Tips on technique 3: Each of these locations nicck a characteristic trait which changes the atmosphere of storytelling. Feudal Japan is intriguing and there is so much culture to explore that can be used. One of the ninjas, Shusaku, is different though and tries to save Taro.

Radio 4, dinner parties with the Bishopthorpe neighbours and self-denial. Dec 30, Karissa rated it really liked it.