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Blood Brothers

(2013)
(The fourth book in the Dragonkeeper series)
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The year is 325. The powerful Han Dynasty is a distant memory and tribes of barbarian soldiers fight over what was once the Empire. It is a dangerous time. Kai is 465 years old - a teenager in dragon years. He is searching for the person predestined to be his dragonkeeper. Kai's search has led him to a Buddhist novice named Tao. But Tao is certain he is not the one; he has no interest in caring for a difficult dragon. He believes his path lies in another direction. But Tao must learn to listen to the voice within himself, and that no journey ever reveals its true purpose until it is over.

Blood Brothers is the fourth novel in the internationally bestselling and award-winning Dragonkeeper series from Australian author Carole Wilkinson. This gripping junior fiction fantasy is the perfect read for secondary school age children. Continue the story with the other books in the series: Dragonkeeper (Book 1), Garden of the Purple Dragon (Book 2) and Dragon Moon (Book 3). Carole can be found online at: www.carolewilkinson.com.au

Short-listed, NSW Premier's Literary Awards, 2013

"Wilkinson writes with elegant simplicity and her tale acquires the force of fable. Its appeal is broad: complex enough for adults yet accessible to younger readers." - The Saturday Age

"Wilkinson's simple style underpins a depth of characterisation, understanding and moral growth as Tao, Kai and Pema grow into their destinies amid a highly visualised setting and well-delineated social structure. Kai and the dragons remain awe-inspiring in their beauty, comforting in their wisdom and breath-taking in their ferocity." - Scholastic magazine

"... entrancing, beautifully written story ... a wonderfully satisfying and unexpected climax." - Adelaide Advertiser

"An enchanting blend of fantasy and history." - The Age

"A journey ... is the essence of this outstanding novel ...It is a story that informs as it delights and leaves the reader with a yearning to know more." - The Children's Book Council of Australia, Judges' Report

"... an ambitious novel, marrying ancient Chinese history and culture with magic and fantasy ... the sights, smells and tastes of this fantastic ancient China are fully realised." - Australian Bookseller and Publisher

"... a superb novel ..." - Canberra Times

"Enchanting and fascinating ... something worth celebrating." - Kate Fewster, Viewpoint

"... proof that the fantasy genre is still working its magic." - Jodie Minus, The Weekend Australian

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Used availability for Carole Wilkinson's Blood Brothers

Hardback Editions

May 2012 : Australia Hardback
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Title: Dragonkeeper 4: Blood Brothers
Author(s): Carole Wilkinson
ISBN: 1-74203-189-7 / 978-1-74203-189-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Black Dog Books
Availability: Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

June 2021 : Paperback
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Title: Dragonkeeper 4: Blood Brothers
Author(s): Carole Wilkinson
ISBN: 0-369-32992-9 / 978-0-369-32992-9
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


November 2019 : Paperback
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Title: Dragonkeeper 4: Blood Brothers (Dyslexic Edition)
Author(s): Carole Wilkinson
ISBN: 0-369-32993-7 / 978-0-369-32993-6
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2013 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Dragonkeeper 4: Blood Brothers
Author(s): Carole Wilkinson
ISBN: 1-922179-21-3 / 978-1-922179-21-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Black Dog Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

July 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dragonkeeper 4: Blood Brothers
Author(s): Carole Wilkinson
Publisher: Black Dog Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU