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The Ring of Wind (Young Samurai, Book 7) [Kindle Edition]

Chris Bradford
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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Ambushed by the Shogun's samurai, Jack and his friends have only one hope of escape - the Seto Sea. But with ferocious storms, man-eating sharks and ninja pirates at every turn, their chosen route is fraught with danger.

A treacherous crew only adds to their problems as they flee south from a ruthless samurai sea lord. Unless Jack can harness the Ring of Wind, he and his friends are destined for a watery grave . . .

Book 7 in the blockbuster Young Samurai series by Chris Bradford.

'A fantastic adventure that floors the reader on page one and keeps them there until the end' - Eoin Colfer

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    About the Author

    Chris Bradford has trained in karate, kickboxing and samurai swordsmanship. He earned his black belt in Zen Kyo Shin Taijutsu, the secret fighting art of the ninja. Before writing the Young Samurai series, he was a professional musician and songwriter and has performed for HRH Queen Elizabeth II. You can learn more about Chris Bradford and his books at

    Product details

    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 1236 KB
    • Print Length: 372 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0141339713
    • Publisher: Puffin (1 Mar. 2012)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B0071MZIK2
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #29,081 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Chris Bradford is a true believer in 'practising what you preach'. For his award-winning Young Samurai series, he trained in samurai swordmanship, karate, ninjutsu and earned his black belt in Zen Kyu Shin Taijutsu.

    For his new BODYGUARD series, Chris embarked on an intensive close protection course to become a qualified professional bodyguard. During his training, he acquired skills in unarmed combat, defensive driving, tactical firearms, threat assessments, surveillance, and even anti-ambush exercises.

    His best-selling books are published in over 20 languages and have garnered more than 18 children's book award nominations, including shortlist for the Red House Book Awards 2009 and winner of the Northern Ireland Book Awards 2011. His first book The Way of the Warrior is deemed one of Puffin's 70 Best Ever Books, alongside Treasure Island and Robin Hood.

    Chris was a featured World Book Day 2010 author and involved in the Read To A Million Kids campaign. His unique book performances and readings have garnered numerous accolades and he has appeared before more than 100,000 school children in more than 500 schools, 16 book festivals and 12 countries.

    Before becoming a full-time author, he was a professional musician and songwriter (who once performed for HRH Queen Elizabeth II). His first five books were about the music industry and included the critically acclaimed, Heart & Soul: Revealing the Craft of Songwriting.

    He is a keen supporter of teachers and librarians in their quest to improve literacy skills and provides free Teachers' Guide to his books at and

    He lives in England with his wife, two sons and two cats.

    To discover more about Chris go to

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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars The most action packed book in the series so far 16 Mar. 2012
    I bought this for my son Matthew but even before he'd finished reading it, I found myself sneaking into his bedroom, once he'd fallen asleep to borrow it. At the last parent/teacher evening at his school, his teacher advised that he should look to broaden his reading and asked, "Has he tried The Harry Potter books?" Come on Mrs Morgan! From the first page to the last, I was gripped and if Chris Bradford's writing is capable of doing this to me at my age, its effect on a 12 year old boy is truely a pleasure to behold.
    My passions in life are my family, martial arts and reading. Thank-you once again Chris for allowing me to share these with my son. In the same way, my father and I would devour the Hornblower books together, Matthew and I cannot wait until the release of the Ring of Sky.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Bradford does it again. 1 Aug. 2012
    By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
    Young Samurai is a guilty pleasure for me for a number of reasons. Firstly the author brings the full flavour of Japan to the modern young reader in much the same way that James Clavell did for adults. He promotes positive attributes and of course he gives the reader a solid story to engage them mentally and emotionally.

    Here in this title, he brings the gang of friends to the sea with a tale involving Dragon's and Pirates alongside the usual threats from the Shogun's unrelenting pursuit. Its wonderfully woven and when you add a magical writing style that gives the reader characters that they can associate with, makes this a series that's hard to beat. All in a cracking story and one that really builds for the next one where the Ring saga is building towards it finale.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Series! Amazing Books! 3 Mar. 2012
    The Young Samurai series is a great series!
    I've read all the previous book and I'm getting stuck into this one!

    Fantastic book for all ages, Chris is a brilliant writer and the books seem to get better and better.

    I would highly suggest buying this book if you haven't already, you will love it and enjoy it!

    Brilliant books, Chris!
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Samurai - Book 7 31 May 2014
    By Mr. William Oxley VINE VOICE
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    The Ring of Wind is the seventh book in the Young Samurai series written by Chris Bradford, following on from The Ring of Fire. Next in the series is The Ring of Sky.

    I really like the change in action with each story in the adventures of Jack as he seeks passage from Nagasaki on a vessel bound for England. This time Jack is all at sea, where his skills as a ship monkey are almost superior to his new found skills of Samurai and Ninja. The story continues to beg the question of who is good and who is bad, as most things are never that black or white. So an enemy can be a friend, and you may find yourself fighting to save the life of an enemy!

    Again there are a couple of interesting quotes in the story:

    'A ship is safe in harbour, but that's not what ships are for.'

    'Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.'

    Another great book. I enjoy the short sharp chapters full of action. A great book.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Ring of Wind Is An Epic Read! 3 Mar. 2012
    By Robert
    Chris Bradford has done it again The Ring of Wind is an excellent addition to the young samurai series, it's a constant page turner and you won't want to put it down! The story has got some really good twist and turns and nonstop action there is always something interesting happening! Can't wait for the next book!
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! 3 Mar. 2012
    Like always. The book is full of twists, action and plots. Don't start reading late! Otherwise you might forget to sleep. Definitely worth reading and probably joint best book of the series (with the first one!)

    If you haven't read the series so far, start with the first one to follow Jack's adventures.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Can't ask for more! 16 Mar. 2012
    The Ring of Wind is as perfect as its predecessors! Lots of action and passion. A story with heart, full of life lessons. Chris, as always, gives us an interesting point of view of every party involved in the story, and no to mention that it has samurais, ninjas, and pirates!! what else can we ask for?
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Friends ever after 10 Mar. 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    I rate this book 5 out of 5 because it has all the context of what any adventure fan would enjoy maybe even more. In this book Jack must learn to harness the ring of wind in tithe process he makes new friends and at the end discovers a devastating secret. I wish that Yamato actually lived but otherwise I thoroughly enjoyed this book I recommend it to young boys or girls of ten or eleven
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
    My 8 year old loved this series.
    Published 2 days ago by beanie
    5.0 out of 5 stars My son, age 13, who is not a ...
    My son, age 13, who is not a reader by nature, read this and all the others in the series, in less than two weeks. Read more
    Published 22 days ago by Isabel
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Another excellent read
    Published 3 months ago by Daniel Lightfoot
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    My teenager son loved this book. Lots of action and adventure.
    Published 4 months ago by C. Kitchen
    5.0 out of 5 stars Epic!!!
    Ever since I read the first one of these books I have been ADDICTED to the series. Now I'm off the read the next one...
    Published 9 months ago by Kindle Customer
    3.0 out of 5 stars another tale
    This book is a little repetitive and not chris's best. I am looking forward to the next episode however. Off to download.
    Published 12 months ago by DR R S KERSH
    5.0 out of 5 stars Another brilliant book.
    What can I say? Another ripping yarn with lots of twists and turns. Will Jack ever get home? Can't stop, got to read the last book.
    Published 15 months ago by Wiiz
    5.0 out of 5 stars COOL!
    This book was awesome filled with action fighting excitement and death. SPOILER ALERT! Dokugan Ryu returns from the dead. All in all, awesome
    Published 15 months ago by Jamie Higginbotham
    5.0 out of 5 stars My 10yearold loved this
    I bought this at the insistence of my ten yearold. He spent his own pocket money on this and all the others in the series. It arrived very quickly. Read more
    Published 20 months ago by LynchinGlos
    5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent way to end the day
    This magnificent yet amazing book makes you never put it down and is one of my favourite books.
    Well done Brad!
    Published 21 months ago by B E Wheeler
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