Posts Tagged ‘Chris Bradford’

Hostage
Book One in The bodyguard series
By Chris Bradford

ISBN 9780141340050

I had seen this book in the shops and was drawn to it by it’s cover and story but I put it back thinking it was just a bit too old for my students. However, it wasn’t until after well-known Christchurch reviewer Bob Docherty visited our school yesterday highlighting this as one of his best reads this year, that I am now eagerly compelled to hunt it out again. It could also be the fact that almost all the senior students came rushing into the library this morning hounding me for a copy!
This book does offer action and thrills and suspense. In fact it offers a little of everything to engage readers. The queue for this book will just have to wait as I am hanging out to be the first to read it myself and find out just how 14 year old Connor Reeves deals with being a professional bodyguard. Who would suspect a 14 year old to have the skills of surveillance and protection. Just how will he handle having to protect the President’s daughter, especially as she doesn’t even want a bodyguard.
Check out author Chris Bradford’s site about this series.

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Young Samurai
The ring of wind
By Chris Bradford

Jack Fletcher was left stranded and shipwrecked in Japan in the 17th century after his father and crew were slaughtered by ninja pirates. He was rescued by the legendary sword master Masamoto Takeshi and taken to his martial arts school where he trained to become a samurai warrior. Ever since he has had to face danger and fight for his survival.
This is the latest book in the series where the fight continues. Heaps of action and just great for primary and intermediate.

The ring of wind

The ring of water