The year is 328. It is a time of war and chaos. The once great Han Empire has disappeared and in its wake, tribes of barbarian soldiers have taken control.
Kai is 465 years old – a teenager in dragon years. He is looking for the person destined to be his dragonkeeper. He knows the chosen one is near, he can sense it.
Kai’s search has led him to Tao, but Tao is certain that Kai must be mistaken – Tao is a novice Buddhist monk. His path in life has already been chosen. Tao knows there is much work for him to do in this life, but it does not involve caring for a difficult dragon.
But Tao must listen to the voice within. He must learn that no journey reveals its true purpose until it is over.
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Puzzles and maps
‘Map of Luoyang Region’ from Blood Brothers (114 KB GIF)
‘Luoyang 325 CE’ map from Blood Brothers (115 KB GIF)
Blood Brothers crossword puzzle (1 MB PDF)