Turmoil threatens to tip Duncan's balanced world; rivalries, disputes with other teens, competition, and a beautiful kunoichi-a female ninja. The plague of emotions fuels his anger and an entity hidden deep inside him threatens to surface-it wants out. Follow Duncan through his trials and challenges as he will either lose himself to his rage and become a threat to all he knows and loves, or triumph and become the ninja his people expect of him.
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Art of the Ninja - Earth is the first book of the Shadow Legacy series. It is an engaging story about a teenage boy, Duncan, who is undergoing intensive ninja training in a village that holds on to its ancient values and customs in a modern world. As he trains he struggles with not only the normal growing pains that all adolescents go through, but with also a mysterious inner power that may be too dangerous for him to handle. Not only is the book filled with action, TJ Perkins does a great job infusing her mystery elements into the story. I enjoyed reading it so much I was a bit disappointed to finish it. I had hoped to read a bit more about Duncan's love interest, Mayumi, but hopefully that storyline will develop in the subsequent books. The Shadow Legacy series looks very promising. If you like action-filled stories, manga, or even mystery books, you should read this one.
T. J. Perkins has a flare for writing stories with young heroes and heroines battling to become adults in strange and fantastic worlds. Art of the Ninja-Earth is no different and doesn't disappoint. A modern tale with an ancient and mysterious flavour,Art of the Ninja is set in today's Japan and tells the story of Duncan,a Ninja in training in the Chaio village,whose world is about to be turned upside down. Full of adventure,romance and wonderful imagery,the story is easy to read and will capture both YA and Adult audiences. Ancient artifacts,masters of the Ninja Art,dangerous situations and a secret that threatens to destroy Duncan and everyone he loves,Art of the Ninja has it all and you won't be able to put it down! I personally love Manga and Anime,and it's obvious that T.J.Perkins has put a lot of research into Art of the Ninja as it reads pretty much like a good Manga,so if you're a fan of the genre,this is a definite must read for you :) I really enjoyed it and recommend it to anyone who loves Japanese tradition and a good adventure book. Happy reading Ninfa xxx