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A Man Rides Through

Volume II of Mordant's Need
Narrated by: Scott Brick
Series: Mordant's Need, Book 2
Length: 29 hrs and 50 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (340 ratings)

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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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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.

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A Man Rides Through

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.

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the narrator brought the books to life

The two book series is awesome Donaldson knocks the science fiction out of the park

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better than the first

I believe this sequel is better than the first. everything gets wrapped up in an awesome conclusion. It's a satisfying end to the long journey you were on.

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ugh

The first book in this series is enjoyable even though it has some extremely questionable parts but this second book is the author giving into all his worst instincts with multiple almost rape scenes, the characters acting completely dumb in the latter half of the book, pov chapters from characters that have little to no personality, and ending it all with an insanely long and boring battle scene that takes hours to listen to.

I read this book series years ago when I was in high school and really loved it so I'm not saying its without value but the 1st book and the 1st half of this book are much more interesting then the last half of this book which is a slog to finish.

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A Good Listen

I've loved the Mordant's Need series since they were first written. This second book resolves all the angst and confusion of the first one, with the happiest of happy endings.

Scott Brick has overall been a tougher sell for me, I've heard him read a number of things that left me a little underwhelmed. But he did excellently here, really created distinctive voices for many of the characters in a very memorable and entertaining way. The Tor came to life! Great job.

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My favorite!

I've read this series four times so it was a real pleasure to hear it read. By the end of the book Scott Brick sounded like an old and dear friend.

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amazing

the ending made me cry with joy. I true master piece. there are few book that have ever evoked Thora level of wonder or joy in me.

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Great storytelling!

The humanity of his characters makes the heroes and villains more real and affecting. Amazing author.

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my most favorite book EVER!

I have reread these two books since 1990 every other year and find I love them as much each time. I give them as gifts too and always receive a big thank you in appreciation for taking each person into this land of mystery and magical. I recommend these books to any and all of you who crave fantasy and romance.