The Brotherhood of the Rose
First edition cover
|Publisher||St. Martin's Press|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
|LC Class||PR9199.3.M65 B7 1984|
|Followed by||The 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), 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.
In other media
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.
- The Brother of the Rose at FantasticFiction.co.uk
- Brotherhood of the Rose on Internet Movie Database
- The Brotherhood of the Rose at The New York Times Movies
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