The Brotherhood of the Rose

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The Brotherhood of the Rose
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First edition cover
AuthorDavid Morrell
CountryUnited States
GenreSpy Thriller
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
Publication date
May 1984
Media typePrint (Hardcover)
813/.54 19
LC ClassPR9199.3.M65 B7 1984
Followed byThe Fraternity of the Stone 

The Brotherhood of the Rose is the first novel in a trilogy by David Morrell, first published in 1983. It is followed by The Fraternity of the Stone (1985) and The League of Night and Fog (1987),[1] and a short story, The Abelard Sanction.


The Brotherhood of the Rose tells the story of Saul and Chris, two orphans from Philadelphia. They are adopted by a man named Elliot, who treats the boys like his own children and raises them to become assassins, but when a mission goes wrong for Saul, and Chris is involved in an international incident, they begin to question their lives and their missions, and start to see Eliot in a new light.

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The novel was adapted by Gy Waldron as Brotherhood of the Rose, a two-part television movie directed by Marvin J. Chomsky. The film starred Peter Strauss as Saul and David Morse as Chris. The cast included Robert Mitchum, Connie Sellecca, and James Sikking.


In 2007 Warner Bros. acquired the movie rights for a new film adaptation.[2] In 2009 actor Channing Tatum was reported to be one of the stars of the film.[3]


  1. ^ "The Brotherhood Of The Rose by David Morrell". Goodreads.
  2. ^ Diane Garrett; Dave McNary (8 July 2007). "WB picks 'Rose'". Variety. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  3. ^ Michael Fleming (29 January 2009). "Channing Tatum plucks 'Rose'". Variety. Retrieved 9 October 2013.

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