Mordant's Need

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 629 ratings

The Mirror of Her Dreams Publisher's Summary

With The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Stephen R. Donaldson changed the face of fantasy fiction forever. In The Mirror of Her Dreams, the astonishing first novel in the two-volume Mordant’s Need series, Donaldson shows us a world of wondrous beauty and seductive illusion, where mirrors hold the deadliest of magics and nothing is what it seems.

The daughter of rich but neglectful parents, Terisa Morgan lives alone in a New York City apartment, a young woman who has grown to doubt her own existence. Surrounded by the flat reassurance of mirrors, she leads an unfulfilled life - until the night a strange man named Geraden comes crashing through one of her mirrors, on a quest to find a champion to save his kingdom of Mordant from a pervasive evil that threatens the land. Terisa is no champion. She wields neither magic nor power. And yet, much to her own surprise, when Geraden begs her to come back with him, she agrees.

Now, in a culture where women are little more than the playthings of powerful men, in a castle honeycombed with secret passages and clever traps, in a kingdom threatened from without and within by enemies able to appear and vanish out of thin air, Terisa must become more than the pale reflection of a person. For the way back to Earth is closed to her. And the enemies of Mordant will stop at nothing to see her dead.

©1986 Stephen R. Donaldson (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Mirror of Her Dreams

    • Volume I of Mordant's Need
    • By: Stephen R. Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 28 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 341
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 307

    The daughter of rich but neglectful parents, Terisa Morgan lives alone in a New York City apartment, a young woman who has grown to doubt her own existence. Surrounded by the flat reassurance of mirrors, she leads an unfulfilled life - until the night a strange man named Geraden comes crashing through one of her mirrors, on a quest to find a champion to save his kingdom of Mordant from a pervasive evil that threatens the land.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Scott Brick+Donaldson=Winning Combination

    • By C. Lunde on 05-18-12

    Regular price: $39.95

  • Book 2

    • A Man Rides Through

    • Volume II of Mordant's Need
    • By: Stephen R. Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 29 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story...great ending to a two part story..

    • By Marie on 03-12-13

    Regular price: $39.95