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Experience a new type of friendship – a new novel, with an eastern twist!

Gideon and the Crimson Samurai is a new pre teen novel, by black British, indie-author, Ricky Lee Baxter.

As we live in an age that is becoming more culturally integrated, with diverse ways of life and friendships – Gideon and the Crimson Samurai is a fictional novel, made to reflect the unique kinds of relationships we have, and resulting obstacles we face, together in this world.

Twelve-year-old Gideon has never felt at home within his city – only displacement, especially following the mysterious departure of his father. Life isn’t kind to the young boy, and a series of unfortunate events seem to roll from bad to worse.

His life changes however, when a foul-mouthed samurai enters his life, and the two embark on a grand journey of friendship and self-discovery. Along their journey they will meet others, from different backgrounds – each sharing a misfortune, yet with a burning desire for belonging.

Gideon and the Crimson Samurai is a unique novel, written in play format, suited for readers aged 12+, and contains relevant themes that mirror our society today. Within the first three weeks, this exciting new novel has acquired five 5 star reviews. Ricky has also appeared on various radio stations: and

Gideon and the Crimson Samurai is a self-published work, available online at:

Ricky Baxter is an avid author and blogger, giving advice and thoughts to fellow creators from all walks of life. His past publication is Colours of Destiny, a Youtube visual novel with over 2,000 views:


If you’d like more information about Gideon and the Crimson Samurai, or to schedule an interview with Ricky, please contact him on 07462-578-158


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