The Dragon Masters
Publish date: 1972
Edition language: English
I read this because I kept hearing Vance was so good and I thought maybe I missed one of the great Fantasy writers of a bygone era. However, when I began reading, I saw it as very much a thing of its time. It was very dialogue heavy to the exclusion of description. I often wasn't sure who was who ...
Despite being one of Vance's more celebrated stories, a re-read didn't really change my view. I'd say it's a 3.5 rather than a 3, but I round down because it could have been better.Vance starts with an interesting idea (view spoiler) and introduces it in an understated way. But the result lacks the ...
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