Volume One in the 'Mordant's Need' series.
King Joyse and the kingdom of Mordant are in dire need; threatened by the evil arch-Imager Vagel and the hordes of Cadwal from without, betrayed by unknown enemies within. Terisa Morgan is Mordant's unlikely champion, plucked from a life of wealthy dreariness in New York by the accidental magic of the apprentice Imager Geraden.
The kingdom is directed by the power of images, of visions and of mirrors and Terisa and Geraden must master this power if Mordant is to survive. But the traps laid for them are many and treacherous . . .
This book is first in the mesmerising new series from Stephen Donaldson, internationally acclaimed master of fantasy.