Chris Bradford

Chris Bradford lives an action packed life and is a self-confessed adrenaline junkie. He's thrown himself over Victoria Falls on a bungee cord, out of an airplane in New Zealand and off a French mountain on a paraglider, but he's always managed to land safely - something he learnt from his martial arts training...

Chris joined a Judo club aged seven and since then he has trained in karate, kickboxing, samurai swordsmanship and has earned his black belt in Tai-jutsu, the fighting art of the ninja. Chris is a student of Sensei Akemi Solloway, who is the eldest daughter of an old samurai family, descended from the Karo of Iwatsuki Castle, near Tokyo.

Young Samurai was inspired by Chris's passion for martial arts and a desire to share the positive influence it has had on his life, as well as his love of Japanese culture.

Before writing the Young Samurai series, Chris was a professional musician and songwriter. He's even performed for her HRH Queen Elisabeth II (but suspects she found his bad a bit noisy).

Chris lives on the South Downs with his wife and two cats called Tigger and Rhubarb.

Chris Bradford reviews

Bullet Catcher

NA written by Chris Bradford

They say you can't outrun a bullet - what if you could stop one? When Troy is caught up in a terrorist attack that takes the lives of his parents, he discovers an amazi [...]

Published: 0000

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Ninja: Death Touch

Ninja Trilogy #1 written by Chris Bradford

Taka has proven his worth as a ninja warrior, but now he must prepare for an attack by the samurai leader Lord Oda. [...]

Published: 2013

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Ninja: Assassin

Ninja Trilogy #3 written by Chris Bradford

Taka's desperate to prove that he has what it takes to become a ninja. He has failed the Grandmaster's test twice already. But when the clan's scrolls are stole [...]

Published: 2014

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Gamer

Virtual Kombat #1 written by Chris Bradford

An action-packed dystopian epic from Bodyguard author Chris Bradford. Scott is an orphan, roaming the streets in search of food like so many other children. When the opport [...]

Published: 0000

Our rating: 7.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Virus

Virtual Kombat #2 written by Chris Bradford

In Gamer, Scott escaped Virtual Kombat - the all-too-real virtual reality game in which Vince Power risks the lives of street kids for profit. Scott's now on the run an [...]

Published: 2018

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Way of the Warrior

Young Samurai: Book 1 written by Chris Bradford

August 1611. Jack Fletcher is shipwrecked off the coast of Japan – his beloved father and the crew lie slaughtered by ninja pirates. Rescued by the legendary swordmas [...]

Published: 2008

Our rating: 9.0 | 7 positive reader reviews

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The Way of the Sword

Young Samurai: Book 2 written by Chris Bradford

One year of training in samurai school and Jack is in real trouble… He’s busy preparing for the Circle of Three, an ancient ritual that tests courage, skill an [...]

Published: 2008

Our rating: 9.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

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