Raimy, Piper and Hadley have returned from their last adventure, barely escaping the World Serpent. But there's no rest for these young heroes.
Uncle Abe has found another demon, in ancient Japan. The three kids must travel to the land of the samurai and ninja assassin. Their mission: Stop the eight-headed demon Orochi from opening a door to the underworld, releasing an army of undead.
However, things start off bad and get worse from there. Piper is separated from the other two, alone and lost in a strange place. But that's not all. She's trapped in the house of Orochi. Can she evade him and stay alive? Will Raimy find her before the demon does? And what kind of trouble will Hadley cause this time around?
|Publisher:||Kenneth B Humphrey|
|File size:||261 KB|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
About the Author
It started with an off-hand comment by my 4th grade son's teacher: "There aren't a lot of books for 10 year old boys." I thought: "Really?" By the time the teacher conference finished, I'd already plotted my course. Six months later I presented the first Raimy Rylan book - The World Serpent - to his class and gave everyone a copy. During the writing, I'd also decided I should do one for every grade he ascends, each increasing in complexity, language and theme. For those keeping score, that's a 9-book series. I'd essentially locked myself into a decade of the same characters. I'm not very smart that way. But wait, it gets better. I thought: "Why not take my backlog of adult thriller manuscripts and publish them as well? Kids' books in the spring, adult books in the fall." Told you I'm not very smart. But here we are anyway. The World Serpent came out Spring 2014. Killing the Man arrived Fall 2014. Raimy Rylan, Chase of the Samurai dropped in Spring 2015. The Killing Face came out in Winter 2015. Somebody stop me from thinking of anything else.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite Chase of the Samurai is a children’s adventure novel by Kenneth Humphrey, and is book two in the series, A Raimy Rylan Hunt. Here an established trio of adventurers, cousins Raimy and Piper and their close friend Hadley Ohafky, are recovering from an epic adventure hunting down a dangerous Viking beast. But there’s no time to rest because their next expedition takes them to the reaches of ancient Japan, where yet more deadly demons wait to be vanquished. Trusty Uncle Abe warns them of the incredible Orochi, a creature with eight heads that wishes to unleash an unstoppable army that will destroy civilization, and it’s up to the three powerful youngsters to stop this from happening. I enjoyed the split perspective with which Kenneth Humphrey tells his tale of adventure, and the present tense narration is sure to immerse readers right in the centre of the action, which is well described and plentiful. Chase of the Samurai will prove an exciting read for its young audience, but the book also opens a door to exploring the beliefs of a totally different culture, and learning a little history along the way. I particularly enjoyed the abilities the trio of kids had and how they were put to use to overcome their various obstacles, whilst also maintaining a youthful energy and endearing naivety in their quest. The traditions of monster hunting are given a lively and modern face lift in this wholly pleasant novel, which will prove a thrilling and rewarding read for its intended audience.