The Mirror of Her Dreams

The Mirror of Her Dreams

Book - 1986
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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.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c1986.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780345332981
0345332989
Branch Call Number: SCI FI Donaldso Stephen
Characteristics: 642 p. ;,24 cm.

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galactickim
Jul 02, 2012

This book is incredibly horrible. I tried for weeks to read this book and eventually gave up about half way through. I was bored to tears. I would highly recommend this to anyone suffering from insomnia.

kpalichuk Sep 01, 2009

I had forgotten about this series until I saw the book on the return cart. Very complex story and characters. The main female protagonist isn't a particularly sympathetic character at first - she requires mirrors to prove to herself that she exists. When she's pulled through a mirror into another world, a world where mirrors are NOT used except for arcane purposes, she loses that one tie to 'herself' and is forced figure out who she is. Loved this series.

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lindeeana
Jul 19, 2008

Great series. At the least this goes with 'Man Rides Through'

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Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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