I read it with the. "The Dragon Waiting" is set in a late mediaeval Europe which is mostly ruled by the Byzantine Empire, and in which Christianity and Islam never became the dominant religions that they were in our world at that time. First, let it draw you IN because it's a fine book on its own -- but, please, then let it lead you OUT into your OWN exploration of alternate history and into realities that we barely understand even though they occurred just 600 years ago. Spend the time with it. We’d love your help. The Dragon Waiting: A Masque of History is a 1983 fantasy novel by John M. Ford. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of 368 pages and is available in Paperback format. Start by marking “The Dragon Waiting” as Want to Read: Error rating book. 1,058 ratings. This has never been my favorite John M. (Mike) Ford book, but someone on my friends list here just raved about it, and that put it on my re-read stack. Available for the first time in nearly two decades, with a new introduction by New York Times-bestselling author Scott Lynch, The Dragon Waiting is a masterpiece of blood and magic. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I love it to pieces. The Dragon Waiting Quotes Showing 1-3 of 3 “Then the syncretist Ficino, sitting hunched with Lorenzo standing at his side, put all the ideas together, along with Lorenzo's new song: chariots blazing between the worlds as gods fought rebel gods, the destruction of a city -- a planet? A historical revisionist (and fantastical) story of Richard III and his contemporaries, including vampires and Byzantium princes. More about BookBrowse. Did you set an extremely ambitious Reading Challenge goal back in January? Read The wish of the dragon - Chapter 158 - Side 15 online free from your Mobile, PC at Novelhall.com Welcome back. Shall I decree happiness, on pain of death?”. Author (s): John M. Ford. “Someday we will be only spirit, and all one; but here on earth we're made of earth, and sometimes flesh must touch.”, “Was it worth it, Peredur?” Richard said. show more. In some respects I am the perfect audience for it --- it hits all of my sweet spots, including the Byzantine Empire, ancient religions and Richard III. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Byzantines impose their laws on the lands they conquer but not their language (Greek) or religion (Mithraism), so that their subjects have less reason to rebel against them, but there are still regions of Italy and Eastern Europe holding out against the encroaching empire at the time this story is set. And her realio, trulio, little pet dragon. Sforza, the Vampire Duke, marshals his forces for his long-planned attack on Florence, and Byzantium is on the. Is the land renewed? Free download or read online The Dragon Waiting pdf (ePUB) book. Another is an ageless wizard with one. occultists, mediciacs, yorkists and lancastrians, grecophobes. In almost every thing we read about dragons, the author has had to decide which type of dragon to focus on, the Eastern or the Western. Available for the first time in nearly two decades, with a new introduction by New York Times-bestselling author Scott Lynch, The Dragon Waiting is a masterpiece of blood and magic. Three hundred years ago, England and the Byzantine empire partitioned France between them, leaving a small French-ruled buffer in between, but now the Byzantines are secretly supporting the Lancastrian side in the Wars of the Roses and planning to take over England and the rest of France. Hardcover, 365 pages. His characters are witty, or darkly brooding, or make comments that are full of deep meaning or are elliptical yet foreboding. Wonderful! (I understand the original manuscript was about three times longer than the current novel. A supercharged battle formation, essentially. -- by fire, beasts beyond imagining both to terrify and befriend the heroes. The dragon feigns a hit and falls into the river where he stealthily swims away. The Dragon Waiting Some characters povs were better than others. The main characters of this fantasy, science fiction story are Richard III of England, . May 9th 2002 Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published I had to look up the dates of various historical characters in Wikipedia in order to guesstimate when the events of this novel were taking place, since there were a multitude of different dating systems in use. alternative history buffs and Sword & sorcery fans. The Final Reflection is a strange animal for a book: a TV series tie-in novel that enjoys an excellent reputation, thanks partially to the fact that it's the book John M. Ford wrote immediately after The Dragon Waiting which won the World Fantasy Award, and that For In a snowbound inn high in the Alps, four people meet who will alter fate. Roger Zelazny called it “A Thunderclap of a book, a thing of blood and magic,” and Gene Wolfe called it “The best mingling of history and historical magic that I have ever seen.” It won the 1984 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. And I'm going to have to read it again. AH purists will take offense at how Ford breaks "the rules" , but I wasn't bothered by it. Probably one of the better fantasy books (I'm going to go with that) I've ever read, Ford has a real talent for plotting, his language is strange and not at all bad, and his take on Richard 3rd is the absolutely original. The Final Reflection is a strange animal for a book: a TV series tie-in novel that enjoys an excellent reputation, thanks partially to the fact that it's the book John M. 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