The Mirror of Her Dreams
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... show more
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.
Publish date: June 3rd 2003
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 656
Edition language: English
Series: Mordant's Need (#1)
What I liked most of this book that it all took place in one place. In most sci-fi or fantasy novels the heroes travel and travel and travel some more. This takes place in one castle (more or less). I loved the way the writer created a busy, crowded and brewing with tensity atmosphere in this place.
I read this in the late 80s, maybe early 1990. I remember this book becuause I read it even though I wasn't "supposed to" (parents had decreed it had too much sex, which meant of course, I had to read it). The magic system was pretty cool, and I liked the use of mirrors (I still remember most of it)...