If you have followed me for even a short time you will know in what high regard I hold David Morrell. I discovered him through the novelization of RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II in the summer of 1985 after I saw the film with my dad. I remember exactly what bookstore I was in that summer with my mom when I saw the cover and was introduced to an author named David Morrell. I still have my original paperback from thirty-five years ago. Through Rambo I also learned of knifemaker Jimmy Lile, Hoyt Bows, Zen and Buddhism. I read it in one sitting, under the trees of the Northern California mountains, and when I was done, I wanted to read everything I could find by this incomparable author. My next adventure was into the pages of The Brotherhood of the Rose, a book that would cement my path into the SEAL Teams and into writing thrillers.
Though The Fraternity of the Stone is a stand-alone book in its own right, when read with The Brotherhood of the Rose and The League of Night and Fog the series becomes an epic trilogy. To this very day I can still recall the opening chapters… I learned about Christian monasticism and the hashishi, lightening and night vision, a stalk and fight in complete darkness. . .
If you have read The Brotherhood of the Rose but have yet to continue the experience with The Fraternity of the Stone, today is your day. . .