Monday, April 25, 2011

LoN Minis: The Kiss Review

Book:  LoN Minis: The Kiss
Author:  Jarius Raphel
Publisher:  Legend of a Ninja
Rating:  4 Stars
Level:  Young Adult
Source:  Review Copy from Author/Publisher

Summary from Goodreads:
The Kiss clan is known for its honor and patience. When they receive a rare treasure that could possibly be the Tome of Shadows, they inform The Order immediately. But when they become involved in a terrible dishonor, they will do everything in their power just to survive the judgment of The Order.

Legend of a Ninja is a new series that shows the world of the ninjas at its deepest, most secret level. The everyday life of a ninja behind the masks and shadows that they work in.
In a time long forgotten, when dragons roamed the skies above and knights served their kingdoms, there was a world within the shadows, unknown to those not living in it. Ninjas have always lived there. That world beneath the shadows.
Authored by Jarius Raphel, Legend of a Ninja is a collection of books and short stories (minis) where you are invited to see the ninjas through their own eyes. Welcome to the shadows.

My Review:
I received this as a review copy from the author/publisher. This did not in any way affect my review.

This was my first ever read about Ninjas. I had no idea what to expect and at first I wasn't sure I even wanted to give it a try. I'm so glad I did though. The author was kind enough to send me some info about it and an e-book copy of the book.

It's about this teenage girl Auro who wants nothing more than to be part of The Kiss, a Ninja clan. So when she gets asked to a meeting with them she is all for anything they will ask of her. Well the only requirement to join them is that she has to inspect the contents of a very ancient book. They believe it maybe the Tome of Shadows book. If it is that indeed then Auro will die just for looking at it, if it turns out not to be the Tome of Shadows then The Kiss clan will have a rare treasure and Auro will be a new member of The Kiss. She is given a short time to make her decision. Even though she would die an honorable death if it is the Tome of Shadows she does not want to die, so she comes up with a plan. She decides that she will just open the book up, skim through it and tell them that it is just a book. Her best friend and a Kiss member Piette thinks it's a terrible idea.

The Kiss clan hands Auro the book and she puts her plan into motion. The only thing is that The Kiss know she is lying and order her to die. Zyonel is sent from The Order to kill Auro. When he captures her and hears her story he decides that he cannot kill her. Anyone that stands up to The Kiss is someone valuable. He does kill all the members of The Kiss clan though except Piette, because she was not there. Now Piette has to start forming The Kiss again with new members.

This is a short story and part which is part of LoN Minis series. I read it in a half hour. I really liked it, the characters were well written. The story was good, and I can't wait to read more from this series. Even if you haven't read books with Ninjas I recommend that you give this a try, it's good.

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