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A Man Rides Through: Volume II of Mordant's Need | [Stephen R. Donaldson]

A Man Rides Through: Volume II of Mordant's Need

Aided by the powerful magic of Vagel, the evil Arch-Imager, the merciless armies are marching against the kingdom of Mordant. In its hour of greatest need, two unlikely champions emerge. One is Geraden, whose inability to master the simplest skills of Imagery has made him a laughingstock. The other is Terisa Morgan, transferred to Mordant from a Manhattan apartment by Geraden’s faulty magic. Together, Geraden and Terisa discover undreamed-of talents within themselves—talents that make them more than a match for any Imager... including Vagel himself. Unfortunately, those talents also mark them for death.
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Publisher's Summary

In The Mirror of Her Dreams, the dazzling first volume of Mordant’s Need, New York Times best-selling author Stephen R. Donaldson introduced us to the richly imagined world of Mordant, where mirrors are magical portals into places of beauty and terror. Now, with A Man Rides Through, Donaldson brings the story of Terisa Morgan to an unforgettable conclusion.

Aided by the powerful magic of Vagel, the evil Arch-Imager, the merciless armies are marching against the kingdom of Mordant. In its hour of greatest need, two unlikely champions emerge. One is Geraden, whose inability to master the simplest skills of Imagery has made him a laughingstock. The other is Terisa Morgan, transferred to Mordant from a Manhattan apartment by Geraden’s faulty magic. Together, Geraden and Terisa discover undreamed-of talents within themselves—talents that make them more than a match for any Imager... including Vagel himself.

Unfortunately, those talents also mark them for death. Branded as traitors, they are forced to flee the castle for their lives. Now all but defenseless in a war-torn countryside ravaged by the vilest horrors Imagery can spawn, Geraden and Terisa must put aside past failures and find the courage to embrace their powers—and their love—before Vagel can spring his final trap.

PLEASE NOTE: A Man Rides Through: Volume II of Mordant's Need opens with Book Three, as it continues the story begun in The Mirror of Her Dreams: Volume I of Mordant's Need.

©1987 Stephen R. Donaldson (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Mary STAFFORD, VA, United States 06-17-13
    Mary STAFFORD, VA, United States 06-17-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Very good book"

    I had bought the Mirror in Her Dreams so many years ago I can't remember, and it sat in my book case and I never read it. Once the books came out in audible I listen to them and kicked myself for not reading it way back when. I am a big fan of Stephen R. Donaldson and am very glad that I listened to this story. Very imaginative, like my review in the first book I would have like to see the two main characters have more fight in them. But in the end they kicked butt.

    I really wish they would hurry up and put Thomas Covenant first two adventures in Audible, I don't want to listen to the last three books until I can listen to them.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marie TN, United States 03-12-13
    Marie TN, United States 03-12-13 Member Since 2007

    Love to Read!! Everything

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    "Great Story...great ending to a two part story.."
    Would you listen to A Man Rides Through again? Why?

    Yes...to catch all the little things ....it is so interesting and entertaining. Several points in this second part....I cried. It was so moving...and not always in a good way...sorrow...pain...betrayal...self doubt...


    What other book might you compare A Man Rides Through to and why?

    Wow...hard one. I would have to say....Terry Goodkind series The sword of Truth...just not so many in a series and sweeter...not so depressing. Good VS Evil....Self discovery and the awkardness of a sexual pull to someone who is not good for you....and pulling away before you do something to hate yourself over!!


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I have read the books...I actually own the books...I actually own all books that I buy with Audio...because If I really love a book...I want to also listen to it. The Auditor Scott Brick brings a deeper character to the book. He makes the People in the book come alive and has me review the way I was picturing them because of the nuance in the voices of the characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    It was well worth the credit....but you have to get the first one Mirror of Her dreams or this one will not make sense....It make the story line flow with out a great repeat of what happened in the first book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sharolyn Wells Muskogee, OK United States 02-01-13
    Sharolyn Wells Muskogee, OK United States 02-01-13 Member Since 2012
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    What made the experience of listening to A Man Rides Through the most enjoyable?

    I read the book years ago. I still have copies in storage. It was one of the most enjoyable books I've ever read and listened to.


    What other book might you compare A Man Rides Through to and why?

    There is no comparison. Stephen Donaldson is beyond compare. One of my favorite writers


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His tonality and inflection bring the story to life for me.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    In a world where mirrors lead to horrors or pleasures, Terisa and Geraden must save the king, the kingdom and themselves.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Toivo Fairbanks, AK, USA 06-05-12
    Toivo Fairbanks, AK, USA 06-05-12 Member Since 2008
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    "The author's best story"

    [This is a copy of my review of the first book, The Mirror of Her Dreams.]

    This pair of books are the most captivating that the author ever wrote. I absolutely recommend this book and it's sequel for anyone who enjoys fantasy novels. I think very highly of the first Covenant series, but for purely enjoyable story telling this is his best.

    First things first- this book has a lot going on. The main character is involved in lots of plots and sub-plots and had many very interesting interactions with many vivid characters. The book is a fantasy/mystery. The climax is absolutely great.

    My only real complaint about Donaldson is that his characters are so damned frustrating. In other books, after restating every problem a hundred times they often do little or do something weird or simply wait for someone else to do something. This book has some of that, but I believe that he handles it much better than in the Covenant novels. As I said, there is a lot going on and many times the character has good reason not to act.

    Unfortunately the reader is the patron saint of frustrated narration and I think he was a terrible choice for any Donaldson novel. Technically he's is very good reader, but for my money he was a bad choice here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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