Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Book Challenge: Book 5 of 30 - Book I Wish I Could Live In...

Book 5: Book I Wish I Could Live In.

I am one of those readers who can easily disappear into the book that they are reading, in fact this ability has been my saviour and has undoubtedly been the reason why I find reading so easy and enjoyable. I have sat at the dining table with the Bennetts, passed that Potter boy a vial of potion and watched from the jury box as Grisham's creations have pleaded their case. But I love nothing better than a story that starts out in our modern world before travelling to some strange and distant land. The book I have chosen here kept me turning the pages, completely oblivious to the outside world., transporting me to a world where I didn't want to leave.

'The Mirror Of Her Dreams' By Stephen Donaldson
(The first Mordant's Needs novel)

Description (courtesy of
A lonely young woman feels isolated from the world: she uses mirrors to reassure herself that she is still alive - and then they change her life when, one night, a young man appears through the mirror and persuades her to come with him to his own land, where mirrors are magical gateways to other places. This strange new land is in conflict, for war has been foretold, but the king appears completely uninterested in the fate of the world. It is left to the Imagers, masters of mirrors, to try to decide the fate of the realm. Donaldson's firm control of the plot and his terrific characterisation make THE MIRROR OF HER DREAMS and the sequel, A MAN RIDES THROUGH, a story of great intrigue and psychological intricacy, filled with sexual tension, lust and love, as well as magic, battles and excitement. THE MIRROR OF HER DREAMS is a compelling read: a book that should be on every fantasy fan's shelf.

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