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The Dragon Waiting

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World Fantasy Best Novel
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 Byzantine Empire. Sforza, the Vampire Duke, marshals his forces for his long-planned attack on Florence, and Byzantium is on the march. A mercenary, the exiled heir to the Byzantine throne, a young woman physician forced to flee Florence, and a Welsh wizard, the nephew of Owain Gly Dwr, seem to have no common goals but together they wage an intrigue-filled campaign against the might of Byzantium, striving to secure the English throne for Richard, Duke of Gloucester, and make him Richard III.

Praise for this book

"I read it with delight, wonder, and fascination. The book plays, with a truly wonderful seriousness, the game of fantasy and history. I love it." - Marion Zimmer Bradley

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Used availability for John M Ford's The Dragon Waiting

Hardback Editions

November 1983 : USA Hardback

Title: The Dragon Waiting: A Masque of History
Author(s): John M Ford
ISBN: 0-671-47552-5 / 978-0-671-47552-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

April 2008 : UK Paperback

Title: The Dragon Waiting: A Masque of History (Fantasy Masterworks S.)
Author(s): John M Ford
ISBN: 0-575-07378-0 / 978-0-575-07378-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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April 1985 : UK Paperback

Title: Dragon Waiting
Author(s): John M Ford
ISBN: 0-552-12557-1 / 978-0-552-12557-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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March 1985 : USA Paperback

Title: Dragon Waiting: A Masque of History
Author(s): John M Ford
ISBN: 0-380-69887-0 / 978-0-380-69887-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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