Best Fantasy Book Series

Mordantís Need


The first book in the Mordantís Need series, The Mirror of Her Dreams, is a story about a woman named Terisa, who is enticed through a mirror into another realm by an imager (Geraden). She finds herself in a medieval world full of scheming and court machinations.

We fully enjoyed this series. It is a fun read, where Geraden, an apprentice magician who uses mirrors to affect the world, mistakenly believes that Terisa, a woman from our world, must be a master imager. His whimsical ideas leave him with a low status in the court, which adds to the challenges Terisa faces. 

One thing that makes this book enjoyable is watching all the internal plotting inside the court while a threat is looming from an evil imager. It is somewhat reminiscent of George R. R. Martinís A Song of Ice and Fire (but on a much smaller scale). 

 Mordantís Need is a good solid fantasy read that has amusing undertones. Itís the only work by Stephen R. Donaldson you need to read.

Note: Weíve read both books in the series, but only rated the first one.

Series Details

Rating Must Read Series Complete
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Book Series Author Rating Must Read Number of Pages Year Published
The Mirror of Her Dreams Mordantís Need Stephen R. Donaldson No 654 1986