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The ring of fire

The ring of fire

Bradford, Chris

After a snowstorm forces him to take shelter, Jack comes across a village in need of protection from raiding mountain bandits. Torn between moving on or helping, Jack is persuaded to stay and fight the villagers' cause. But Jack is the first and only samurai to do so

Paperback, Book. English. Adventure. Fiction 9+. Children's stories. Adventure stories.
Published London: Puffin, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Chris Bradford
ISBN: 0141332557, 9780141332550
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Physical Description: 318 p. : map ; 20 cm.
Series: The young samurai series
Subject: Japan History Tokugawa period, 1600-1868 Juvenile fiction.; Samurai Juvenile fiction.; Fletcher, Jack (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction.
Series Title: Young samurai series.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 6.1
Interest Level: MY
Points: 11
Quiz Number: 220587

Author note

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.


"A fantastic adventure that floors the reader on page one and keeps them there until the end." —Eoin Colfer, author, Artemis Fowl