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The Ring of Sky (Young Samurai, Book 8) [Kindle Edition]

Chris Bradford
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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

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Packed with historical action-adventure, the eighth and final book in Chris Bradford's blockbuster Young Samurai series reaches a thrilling conclusion.

JACK FLETCHER IS RUNNING FOR HIS LIFE

The port of Nagasaki is within reach, but the Shogun's samurai are closing in fast for the kill. So too is Jack's old school rival, Kazuki. Every road is blocked and every mountain pass guarded as Jack makes his final dash for safety.

But with all of Japan hunting him, he's going need a miracle to survive. And even if he reaches the end of the road, will there be a ship bound for home? Or will he be burned at the stake first?

Only the Ring of Sky knows his fate...

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


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1497 KB
  • Print Length: 374 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0141339721
  • Publisher: Puffin (2 Aug 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008BD6R0K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,783 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 www.youngsamurai.com and www.bodyguard-books.co.uk.

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

To discover more about Chris go to www.chrisbradford.co.uk

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly Astonishing 31 July 2012
Format:Paperback
I've read the prior 8 books (The 7 main ones and the WBD short story) and I have to say this one picks them up, throws them to the ground and pins them down. It is easily the best in the series. It has action, emotion, amazing sword fighting scenes and some seriously in depth views in to the life of a Samurai/Ninja/Sailor.
I've read hundreds of books in my life, many of them were part of a series. When I get to the end of a series I'm often disappointed with the ending but this is one of the very few exceptions. I recommend this story to everyone out there who has the ability to read and those that can't should learn just so that they can read them.
I collected the book at around 10:30 July 30th, after a solid 4 hours reading I had finished it. I'm not ashamed to admit I shed a tear or two, at one point I even fell off of my chair with excitement.

10/10. 110% brilliant. Top Marks. It deserves every award possible, easily one of my favourite books of all time.

Congratulations to Chris Bradford. You really out did yourself with this one.

Aidan Bracher
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant way to end 21 Dec 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Let me start by saying if you've read any of the other Young Samurai books in the series, then prepare to be amazed. THe ring of Sky is action packed and will keep you hooked until you reach the last page. Its author Chris Bradford is a truly inspiring author and I would highly recomend all of his books, also he is really involved with his readers and you can even ask him questions on Facebook.

Charlie
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING 24 Sep 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is the final blockbuster of the Young Samurai series and again it has blown me away. Im suprised that it hasnt recieved every single book award possible.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A worthy conclusion to the series 5 Aug 2012
Format:Paperback
Unfortunately, with the Olympics, I've been too busy working to read Ring of Sky yet but my son received it on its release and, being on his school holidays, has shut himself away in his room and simply devoured it! This review is therefore posted on his behalf and so as not to spoil my enjoyment, I've simply asked him three questions. Is it the best yet? - answer Yes!
Are there lots of surprises? - answer Yes!
Is it a worthy conclusion to the series - answer Oh Yes!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best book ever! 13 July 2013
By EwanC
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I loved every bit of it. I now have read the series 10 times. I would love what would happen to jack when he gets back to England, and will he find jess? Who knows. A great book.

Ewan cosker 12
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of Series 3 Jun 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This was the best of the series book i have read and i commend on the writing of it, I was very suprised when I got emotional at the end which is in itself rare and because of this I LOVE this book. The only thing I did not like was the end for the ninja which i quite liked. I'd recommend this book to anyone liking this genre and anyone not knowing how good this book is.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's not only about the adventures.... 22 May 2013
By R. S.
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"Find your heart and you will find your home"...
That is only a proverb from this book but the meaning of it is deeper than any of the seven seas... so is the book...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is amazing 30 Mar 2013
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How awesome can you get this review cannot be big enough to describe my feelings it is intense satisfying sorrowful and above all a major cliff hanger what happens next is anyone's guess but still I regretted miyuki having to die but all in all the best book in the series by a mile not to spoil it but an old friend returns anew I wish it was yamato but oh well
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
One of the best books I EVER read!!!! Pls make another sequel. Book 9
Please! I want to know what happens to jack when he reaches England.
Published 2 months ago by Diana N
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Daughter very pleased!
Published 3 months ago by MR J W S MOORE
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Cannot get my teenage son to read but this series has really caught on.
Published 3 months ago by mel c
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!!¡!!!!!!!!!!!!!¡!!!!!!!!
one of the best books I have ever read in my life!!!!!!!!!!!!this book is amazingly good I would suggest it
Published 4 months ago by goit and the USA
5.0 out of 5 stars Please
Chris Bradford needs to write more it is an amazing series please I am begging you to write more my life is not complete without more if anyone agrees say my name and write some of... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is on fire
5 stars without a doubt amazing it is sad but it ends with a happy ending I would definitely recommend it to those who don't mind a bit of blood if you haven't already I would... Read more
Published 5 months ago by silrer12
4.0 out of 5 stars FINAL BOOK IN SERIES
THRILLING END TO LONG BUT READABLE SERIES
ACTION PACKED WITH COUNTLESS TWISTS AND TURNS
PERFECT FOR TEENS WITH SHORT CHAPTERS FORMAT
I BOUGHT THE SERIES FOR MY SON... Read more
Published 6 months ago by BARIE O'SHEA
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
brilliant book get it. really good ending to the epic series. exciting ending to a wonderful book get it now
Published 6 months ago by phantom midge
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This book has so many twists and turns. Its a great story line and a fitting ending to a great series of books
Published 7 months ago by Anna Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic series
I loved every minute of the Young Samurai series and I'm sad that I've come to the end of the last novel. Fantastic writing, wonderful characters and nail-biting moments. Read more
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