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Girl Fights Back (An Emily Kane Adventure, #1) [NOOK Book]

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Emily Kane has studied martial arts for as long as she can remember. But she never really thought she was going to have to use them.

When covert operatives attack her home, her family goes into hiding, but she refuses. She stays behind, determined to finish high school and face whatever may come, on her own if necessary.

Books 2 - 5 in the Emily Kane Adventures are available ...

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Girl Fights Back (An Emily Kane Adventure, #1)

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Overview

Emily Kane has studied martial arts for as long as she can remember. But she never really thought she was going to have to use them.

When covert operatives attack her home, her family goes into hiding, but she refuses. She stays behind, determined to finish high school and face whatever may come, on her own if necessary.

Books 2 - 5 in the Emily Kane Adventures are available now:
Girl Punches Out - a kidnapping, and the trail leads to Kamchatka
Girl Takes Up Her Sword - when the swords come out, things get nasty, and there may not be a way to stop the violence
Girl Spins A Blade - a trip to Nepal to find inner peace, but trouble follows (included as a bonus with Book 3)
Girl Takes The Oath - Emily finds a calling in the Navy, trailing danger in her wake.

And look for Book 6 in December 2014 - Emily's Marine unit tracks terrorists in the Celebes Sea, but she finds something much more profound in the windward islands, and something much more menacing finds her.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940046262841
  • Publisher: Jacques Duvoisin
  • Publication date: 8/11/2014
  • Series: Emily Kane Adventure
  • Sold by: Draft2Digital
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 21,732
  • File size: 673 KB

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  • Posted August 4, 2011

    A light, young adult read

    Go No Sen is the story of Emily , a young teenage girl who lives two, mostly parallel, but occasionally overlapping lives as a student and a secret agent - a darker iteration of Kim Possible with echoes of Karate Kid. Most of the book focuses on her trying to maintain a regular life, while simultaneously attempting to stop and unmask a group of shadowy agents who are pursuing her. The book's writing was okay for young adults. Sometimes the omniscience of the narrator broke the point of view, and there were some minor editorial blips, but all in all, for an indie book, it was well-edited. The plot was easy to follow and quick paced. Emily was a likeable protagonist and I enjoyed reading about her. There wasn't anything amazing in the book, but it didn't disappoint. I found its tone to be almost zen and pleasantly calming. Well worth the read; somewhere between three-and-a half and four stars.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2012

    Emily Kane is a martial arts star and the book opens with a d



    Emily Kane is a martial arts star and the book opens with a demonstration of her prowess at the dojo where she trains. I have no knowledge at all of martial arts but the descriptions felt authentic and accurate and set the scene nicely for the story. Emily is a 17 year old girl, a loner who has a close relationship with her father. She lives on a large estate where her father works as a chauffeur/body guard and also likes to spend time hiking the surrounding woods and surviving on the land.
    When the estate and the people who live there are attacked Emily witnesses the violence and goes to her father's aid and here the real story starts as, in the aftermath, she learns of family secrets and ongoing danger.
    Suddenly Emily is alone and looking out for herself whilst trying to understand her past and avoid those who would hurt her.
    The book moves at a good pace and is an easy read. I found Emily's extremely loyal schoolfriends, after the attack, a little surprising as they did not seem to fit into the picture of her I had built up to that point. Perhaps a slower reliance and interaction with her contemporaries would have felt more 'right.' Also the fight scenes seemed almost magical and Emily 'superhuman' (Scenes from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon came to mind) and I still haven't made up my mind whether this was the author's intention. That may be my lack of of knowledge but I assume it would be difficult for a young girl (at any level of expertise) to fight off four men at once!
    All in all an enjoyable and different story.

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    **Disclaimer** ARR review. I received a copy of this book in exc

    **Disclaimer** ARR review. I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review.

    This novel is not what I expected. It had a slow start, but once you got past the first few chapters which set up the rest of the book, it went well. I am impressed with the author's attention to detail when talking about the various martial arts that our heroine, Emily Kane has been trained in.

    Emily is not your typical high school senior; she is a tomboy, she is a master of Kung Fu, Shotokan and aikido; she also kicks some serious butt!!

    Emily's father, George Kane, is a bodyguard/chauffeur. George taught Emily to be able to survive, not only in the mountains and that surround when they live in the Carolina's, but also in life.

    As the story progresses Emily has to deal with the information that her father tells her after their narrow escape from a group of commandos; after escaping and losing her father, she is back to school the next week. How many teenagers would have the courage to do that, let alone adults when faced with incredible odds.

    Emily grows through the novel, she learns to trust her instincts more and to lean on her friends all while thwarting the attempts on her life and putting a few egomaniacs in their place along the way.

    This is just the first novel of a series. I enjoyed reading about Emily and watching her grow as a young lady who finds and makes her own way.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2014

    Grand read

    Couldn't put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    Hello

    A free well-written 200 page book and an excerpt from next in series. Teenager who pays attention and learns the martial arts with meditation to find 'sen' and to use her father taught survival skills. People involved with her father's employer and past incidents make it necessary for her to use her martial arts and survival skills to elude them.
    And where in this book did you get the idea she was a secret agent??? What book are you reviewing??
    Does have some areas in the book that are repetitive and becomes a narrative; could use more dialog maybe.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    recommend jmm44

    The first part is a litte slow going as you try to figure out who is who & their role in the story? But once you have everyone figured out the story is GREAT! Her calm assurance & style of martial arts is simple but totally effective!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2013

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  • Posted March 6, 2012

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    This book was amazing! I am almost at a loss for words to descri

    This book was amazing! I am almost at a loss for words to describe the effect it had on me. The author did such a fabulous job bringing you into the character of Emily Kane. You really feel everything she is trying to work through.
    The first few pages I got a little stuck on all the martial arts stuff, but Jacques Antoine did a wonderful job explaining the different terms and moves. I have never had an interest in martial arts, but found myself thinking about a lot of the things in the book while I was doing other things.
    I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys action or young adult fiction. I will be reading as many of the Emily Kane Stories as become available. Fantastic job!

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    Posted August 17, 2014

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