Release Date: 03/03/11
Jack Fletcher has been left for dead. Bruised and battered, Jack Fletcher wakes up in a roadside inn wrapped only in a dirty kimono. He has lost everything, including his memory of what happened. Determined to discover the truth, Jack goes on a quest to retrieve his belongings - his precious swords, his friend Akiko's black pearl and most important of all, his father's prize possession. Relying on his samurai and ninja training, Jack realises The Ring of Water is the key to his survival. But with only a washed up Ronin - a masterless samurai - for help, what will Jack manage to find? What will he lose? And what will he have to sacrifice?
As a huge fan of Chris’ Young Samurai, I really couldn’t wait for this, the latest title in the series to land. What unfurls within is a beautifully written title that has great prose, wonderful description and tied off with characters that the reader just can’t get enough of. Add to this the return of some old enemies, a mystical touch of the east and when backed with the sheer passion of the author makes this a title that’s hard to put down. If you want to encourage your young reader with tales of Samurai, of Ninja and of positive virtues before you move them onto Clavell then this is definitely the series for you.