A review by botchbehemoth
The Dragon Waiting, by John M. Ford


Going in, I expected sort of a dry history lesson with fantasy elements, judging by the length and blurb maybe it would be a little political story confined to a single setting. Instead, I got T.H. White's Best Served Cold. Vampire murder mystery! Wizard heist! Spies and conspiracy! Ford deftly slots more excitement and tragedy and beautiful character moments into just 400 pages than a lot of authors would manage to convey in 4,000. It feels like a magic trick. What a tremendous book.