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Moonshadow: Rise of the Ninja

By Simon Higgins (Trade Paperback, 2011)
In the moonlight, the explosive fast draw became a horizontal streak of silver, flashing momentarily from the cover of the shadow. The tip of Moonshadow's sword ambushed the lurking foe, who stood, still drawing his own weapon.

It's the dawn of an age of peace in medieval Japan, and a power hungry warlord is plotting to plunge the nation into a deadly civil war using a secret weapon from the West. Enter Moonshadow, the newest and youngest agent for the Grey Light Order, a covert brotherhood of shinobi (ninja spy warriors) who work for the shogun. For his first mission, Moonshadow is sent on a perilous journey to capture the plans for the secret weapon. Can Moonshadow defeat the evil warlord, rogue samurai, professional killers, and another ninja spy to save his country from violent chaos? Or will his first mission also be his last?

This thrilling ninja adventure by Simon Higgins, an expert Japanese swordsman, combines gripping action, humor, hold-your-breath suspense, and even a bit of magic for an exciting and fast-paced read!
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $6.99 US/$7.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316055321

    • On Sale Date: 05/10/2011

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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In the moonlight, the explosive fast draw became a horizontal streak of silver, flashing momentarily from the cover of the shadow. The tip of Moonshadow's sword ambushed the lurking foe, who stood, still drawing his own weapon.

It's the dawn of an age of peace in medieval Japan, and a power hungry warlord is plotting to plunge the nation into a deadly civil war using a secret weapon from the West. Enter Moonshadow, the newest and youngest agent for the Grey Light Order, a covert brotherhood of shinobi (ninja spy warriors) who work for the shogun. For his first mission, Moonshadow is sent on a perilous journey to capture the plans for the secret weapon. Can Moonshadow defeat the evil warlord, rogue samurai, professional killers, and another ninja spy to save his country from violent chaos? Or will his first mission also be his last?

This thrilling ninja adventure by Simon Higgins, an expert Japanese swordsman, combines gripping action, humor, hold-your-breath suspense, and even a bit of magic for an exciting and fast-paced read!

Simon Higgins is the author of the bestselling Thunderfish trilogy which was a Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book and also the Jade Draper series. He is an expert in Japanese swordsmanship and lived in Japan for a number of years.
  • "Higgins crafts a thrilling tale of honor and friendship... Move over Alex Rider." (Kirkus ).

  • "The swordplay is fast and furious... This adventure is part spy novel, part magic, and all fun." (School Library Journal ).

  • "Exhilarating... the nonstop action requires readers to be, like ninjas themselves, ever vigilant... readers will be satisfied." (Booklist).

  • "Though action is at the core of this tale, Higgins also brings to it history, brains, and heart." (Publishers Weekly ).

  • Praise for Moonshadow 1 Australian edition:
    Aurealis Awards "Best Children's Novel" nominee

    "Lightning-fast action and gripping intrigue. Higgins's grasp of Japanese sword skills and spy craft is masterful." (John Flanagan, author of The Ranger's Apprentice ).

  • "Enjoyable, accessible and fast-paced with plenty of martial arts action, Eastern philosophy and a determined, talented, and focused female character to compliment the stoicism of Moonshadow." (Aurealis Award committee ).

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Moonshadow: Rise of the Ninja
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $6.99 US/$7.99 CAN
  • Pages: 352
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316055321
  • On Sale Date: 05/10/2011
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