Shōgun by James Clavell Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa The Ninja by Eric Van Lustbader The Way of the Warrior by. Nicholas Linnear, hero of The Ninja and The Miko, is back in another epic Eric Van Lustbader, Author Fawcett Books $ (p) ISBN ORDER THE BOOK E-BOOK Kindle Apple Books Google Play NOOK Kobo The Ninja Nicholas Linnear #1 Description The New York Times–bestselling novel.

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Always sketchy rating something that I really liked 25 years ago – would I like it as much now? Without a doubt this is a fascinating and entertaining read.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Originally in the s, the rights to make a film adaptation were bought by producers Richard D. He was in the Pacific Theater after Pearl Harbor, and found that he was completely and utterly drawn to Eastern culture and history. Many years later, Linnear has moved to America and leads a peaceful academic lusgbader. They are a great blend of action, adventure, philosophy and history.

However, we soon learn this is not without a high personal cost. This book right here is not for anyone born after Feb 11, Cynthia Nichols rated it really liked it. It was exciting and I felt like I learned something I decided to read this book for two reasons: In short, it’s mindless pulp entertainment with not much of a plot, but I still have fond memories of it.


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The characters gain depth and dimension as the story progresses, pulling you into their lives, even when you don’t necessarily care for the character. He nonja raised Jewish, a rric very few people njnja aware of, for he changed his surname once he realized that Jewish people could only advance so far within the English military structure.


The writing itself might have gone off on random tangents at times and the dialogue was a little disjointed here and there felt like the characters were talking to themselves more than to each other but overall, I can’t fault this book too much. Feb 08, Alina rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nick grew up combining the best of both cultures in his home. Bad sixth form poetry? May 18, Manosthehandsoffate rated it it was ok.

Feb 11, Mr Roy Vsn rated it did not like it. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The author blends a number of known themes together: Unfortunately for a book about ninjas it is overwritten and takes itself way too seriously.

I read at least one of these lustbade my mid teens the 3 books contained in this volume are mature, so be warned. To ask other readers questions about The Ninjaplease sign up.

Even the generational differences in how Nicholas and his peers viewed things versus how their elders parents and grandparents viewed them was informative. Books by Eric Van Lustbader. In fact, it’s really well established that The Hero’s Big Problem in fighting The Villain is going to be other people getting in his way.

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A Japanese-American erotic martial-arts thriller with a lust for fancy writing, a plot lifted from The Big Sleep and Fu Manchu, bloody pages strewn with haiku–all of it padded unmercifully with Japanese history and warrior lore. Or how the villain manages to be lugging around a body of his own approximate site for easy throwing out of a window later or perhaps he planted that body earlier for easy catapulting—it’s never explained.


Nov 22, David Graham rated it really liked it. It is a fascinating novel with the action scenes full of detail of the martial arts technique and the damage caused.

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Can’t bring myself to write a full review just yet – maybe Can was expecting something different but I was very disappointed in both this and the sequel yes, more fool me for reading them both, I blame a compulsive nature – it just made for a mix of long, tedious prose and uncomfortable sexual scenes. WISH it had been in an ebook format!! I usually end up trying to figure out if the couple groping and nnja all over each other could really perform all those acrobatic moves in real life.

To me, the subsequent two books are just ok and pull down the worth of the series. The Ninja novel was written in by Vab Van Lustbader and is a tale of revenge, love and murder. Evil Tycoon who alternates between vulgar trash-talking and sounding like a Bond villain. This is not only why I don’t read it, it’s why I’m afraid to write.