View From the Mirror

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 346 ratings

A Shadow on the Glass Publisher's Summary

Once there were three worlds, each with their own human species. Then, fleeing out of the void came a fourth species, the Charon. Desperate, on the edge of extinction, they changed the balance between the worlds forever. Karan, a sensitive with a troubled heritage, is forced to steal an ancient relic in repayment of a debt. It turns out to be the Mirror of Aachan, a twisted, deceitful thing that remembers everything it has ever seen. At the same time, Llian, a brilliant chronicler, is expelled from his college for uncovering a perilous mystery. Thrown together by fate, Karan and Llian are hunted across a world at war, for the Mirror contains a secret that offers each species survival, or extinction!

©2001 Ian Irvine (P)2010 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • A Shadow on the Glass

    • The View From the Mirror Quartet, Book 1
    • By: Ian Irvine
    • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright
    • Length: 21 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 92

    Once there were three worlds, each with their own human species. Then, fleeing out of the void came a fourth species, the Charon. Desperate, on the edge of extinction, they changed the balance between the worlds forever. Karan, a sensitive with a troubled heritage, is forced to steal an ancient relic in repayment of a debt. It turns out to be the Mirror of Aachan, a twisted, deceitful thing that remembers everything it has ever seen.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not quite good enough.

    • By Scott Simons on 03-13-12

    Regular price: $34.96

  • Book 2

    • The Tower on the Rift

    • The View From the Mirror Quartet Book 2
    • By: Ian Irvine
    • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright
    • Length: 22 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    War rages across Santhenar as Aachim, Faellem and old humans pursue the Mirror of Aachan. A desperate Tensor, leader of the Aachim people, flees with it into the wilderness, taking the brilliant young chronicler Llian with him. Only Karan can save him, though she's not sure that she can help herself. Tensor wants her dead, the other powers are hunting her for her sensitive talents, and Rulke the Charon broods over them all from his Nightland prison.

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  • Book 3

    • Dark Is the Moon

    • The View from the Mirror Quartet, Book 3
    • By: Ian Irvine
    • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright
    • Length: 23 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Rulke the Great Betrayer is free at last, to use the deadly construct he has spent a thousand years perfecting. To succeed he needs just one thing – Karan's sensitive talent. Karan and her lover Llian are lost in the Nightland, in an alien palace that is collapsing around them. Only Rulke can open the gate and send them home to Santhenar, but Karan is terrified that he will corrupt Llian first.

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  • Book 4

    • The Way Between Worlds

    • The View from the Mirror Quartet, Book 4
    • By: Ian Irvine
    • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright
    • Length: 22 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    There is a dark full moon on midwinter's day. The foretelling has come to pass. Rulke the Charon is unstoppable now. Karan is held captive in desolate Carcharon tower. Rulke plans to use her to find the Way between the Worlds. On the mountainside below, the allies await their fate. Karan's lover, Llian, is in chains, falsely accused of betraying her to the enemy. As the dark moon rises, Rulke begins to open the Way. If he succeeds, the world will be overwhelmed by the dread armies of the void.

    Regular price: $34.96