Kirkus Star
THE KIRKUS STAR
Awarded to Books of Exceptional Merit




Series: Blood Ninja


THE BETRAYAL OF THE LIVING by Nick Lake
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"For the trilogy's fans only. (Horror. 12 & up)"
Meditating after destroying Lord Oda, vampire ninja Taro embarks on a quest to slay a dragon that has been troubling the city of Edo, home of the shogun. Read full book review >
THE REVENGE OF LORD ODA by Nick Lake
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"Sinister without excessive exposition, Kenji and Yukiko make fascinating, cold-blooded killers, but neither they nor ninja action can fully overcome the bloated narrative. (Horror. YA)"
Growing more comfortable with his ninja training, Taro embarks on a perilous mission to reunite with his mother at the fortified headquarters of a sect of warrior monks. Read full book review >
BLOOD NINJA by Nick Lake
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"The dark cliffhanger leaves room for sequels, which will be appreciated by those vampire fans not inclined to follow more romantic bloodsuckers. (Horror. YA)"
Growing up in a small village with dreams of becoming a samurai, Taro never expected to be the target of a ninja attack. Read full book review >