on 5 July 2012
This is a sequel to Go No Sen and it further develops the story or Emily Kane - a strong, teenage girl who is a fascinating and positive role model for all YA girls and boys.
The story is carefully researched, well-written and fast-paced and I like that it teaches me something new and different about martial arts.
Emily's character develops throughout this story to take into account her growing awareness of boys, of deepening friendships, of the problems of hostile foreign governments and of how she can look forward to adulthood with the support of family and friends. Alongside that is a metaphysical slant to Emily's character that lifts the story into a different dimension. Best of all, the many action and fight scenes are gripping! I'm not someone who has a great knowledge of martial arts, but I love the way Emily uses her mental and physical strength to overcome some formidable enemies in order to save the lives of two innocent children. Her growing emotional maturity, as well as her mystery of her incredible physical prowess make her an unforgettable character.
I look forward to more stories in the Emily Kane series.