Mirror Of Her Dreams

by Stephen R. Donaldson

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Book 16 of 58 in the Best Romantic Fantasy Books
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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.

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2 comments
Anonymous | 2013-08-09 06:30:49
Maybe it's because you yourself are male that you found the protagonist realistic, but as a woman, I have to say that I found the female lead ridiculous, annoying, and weak. I really tried to like and understand her, but she just never got all that much better.
Debby | 2014-01-25 01:40:52
I have read a lot of fantasy books, or just plural a lot of books. And I have to say that these two books are my all time favourite. It just kept me captivated from beginning to end. I don't know what it is actually. I let other people read it, and most of them didn't like the books.
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