The Dragon Waiting: A Masque of History by John M. Ford

The Dragon Waiting: A Masque of History

John M. Ford

365 pages first pub 1983 (editions)

fiction fantasy historical adventurous challenging slow-paced


The Wars of the Roses have put Edward IV on the throne of England, Lorenzo de' Medici's court shines brilliantly, and Duke Galeazzo Maria Sforza plots in Milan. But this is a changed world, and medieval Europe is dominated by the threat from the B...

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Community Reviews Summary of 144 reviews


adventurous 75%
challenging 75%
mysterious 58%
reflective 33%
emotional 25%
dark 16%
hopeful 16%
informative 16%
sad 8%
tense 8%


slow 66%
medium 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 45% | Plot: 36% | Character: 18%

Strong character development?

Yes: 41% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 16% | N/A: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 45% | It's complicated: 36% | No: 18%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 40% | It's complicated: 30% | Yes: 30%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 37% | No: 12%

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