The Brotherhood of the Dragon (The Bloodline Trilogy #1)

(4 customer reviews)

Strange things are happening at Stamford House.

It was not that Mr Fortey was particularly loved, but that he died in such a horrible way, and in the presence of almost the entire household. We must have been only a few feet away, yet no one heard or saw anything. If it could happen to a strapping veteran like the footman, it could happen to any of us.

Phil Hore’s debut novel crackles with thrills and chills as two unlikely allies join forces with two of history’s greatest writers, Arthur Conan Doyle and Bram Stoker, to save England from the ancient Brotherhood of the Dragon and the horrible secret they protect.

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Book Details

Weight 350 g
Dimensions 216 × 140 mm

252 pages






Historical Fiction, Paranormal

Release date

18 February 2019




Odyssey Books

About The Author

Phil Hore

Phil Hore

Born in 1969, Phil likes to point out he was one of the last children born before man walked on the moon. Working at Australia’s National Dinosaur Museum since 2000 and as an educator at the Australian War Memorial since 2006, he has previously worked at Questacon Science centre and could be seen haunting the halls and specimen rooms of London’s Natural History Museum and The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Here he even played famed palaeontologist O. C. Marsh during the Smithsonian’s centenary celebrations, and when asked why the 19th century palaeontologist was speaking with an Australian accent, happily pointed out that everyone on the 19th century spoke with an Australian accent.

Published in newspapers and magazines across the globe, since 2007 Phil has been the paleo-author for the world’s longest running dinosaur magazine, The Prehistoric Times. He has also been a comic shop manager, a cinema projectionist, a theatre technician and gutted chickens for a deli. All of these influences seem to make an appearance in his writing, especially the chicken guts bit.

4 reviews for The Brotherhood of the Dragon (The Bloodline Trilogy #1)

  1. Kate Trinity

    Whilst it could have done to trot along at a slightly brisker pace, the book was reminiscent of the old Sherlock Holmes stories. Hinting in the early pages at a mystery with somewhat darker aspects, it slowly revealed more pieces of the puzzle. Missing bodies, a werewolf, and the kindness and generosity of the hosts threatening to put a swift end to the investigation. Well padded, this story leads you on a mysterious quest to find out who or what is behind the missing bodies and borrows from both Stoker and Doyle’s famous writings to weave a story that leads you to an exciting and unexpected conclusion.

  2. Wendy A. Vogel

    You can’t trust a vampire. Or a werewolf. Or even your humble narrator.
    In Brotherhood of the Dragon, you can’t really trust anyone, and that’s where the fun begins. Combining the best of historical fiction with a wild romp through a monster-infested estate, this book starts with a bang and the pace never lets up. You’ll find familiar names in the most unlikely of places, and journey into an underground lair with beasts who have been waiting a very long time to feast on human blood. The historical setting is well-presented, the characters meaty and deep, and the race to the finish will leave you refreshing your Amazon page to see when the sequel is announced.

  3. Trinity 3.11 Trilogy

    So, I am a huge fan of SM Stirlings “Emberverse” and “Protector War” series. As I was reading this I kept expecting Juniper McKensie or a Bearkiller to jump into the fray. If you like Fantasy, Dragons, Werewolves and middle-earth fiction, you’ll love this. It’s a quick read and will leave you wanting the story to continue.

  4. Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews

    What a remarkable premise!

    Hore pens a remarkable chilling and thrilling story in The Brotherhood of the Dragon. The characters were raw and very realistic. This author brings the story to life. First, this book brings adds the authors, Sir Doyle, and Stoker, that have to come together to save a secret that has been protected within the Brotherhood. That in itself, is very interesting and exciting. I’ve read other work by Hore, and this was his debut novel, and it is a chilling, and absolutely thrilling story that not only has a lot of secrets, but there is also very suspicious death, maybe even something that is not human. This author has a great imagination and I’m glad it’s being shared with stories. The story brings in the believable, even if almost impossible. The author’s technique of raw, magnetic characters and great plotlines is a gift. It’s a great story to follow and try to figure out what will happen next. This author’s characters develop and interacts well with the other characters. I am a big fan of Hore, and this one just proves how talented he is. The historical England theme with shadows, secrets and two of the greatest writing minds of their time. Who could ask for more? The Brotherhood of the Dragon is a definite recommendation by Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews. I look forward to reading many more stories by this author.

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