May 29, 2020
The Mirror of Her Dreams
Posted by Stephen R. Donaldson

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 MThe 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 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 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 From

  • Title: The Mirror of Her Dreams
  • Author: Stephen R. Donaldson
  • ISBN: 9780345346971
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
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    The Mirror of Her Dreams 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 mirror

    laurenpie

    Main character too frustrating and not entirely credibleI was disappointed and even slightly disgusted by The Mirror of Her Dreams and its sequel, A Man Rides Through SPOILER ALERT I don t give away the end or even the middle, but still a bit of a SPOILERMy biggest complaint was that this was too obviously a middle aged male author s botched attempt at portraying a young female protagonist Terisa Terisa s thoughts and motivations were heavily influenced by MALE psyche and ego to the point of bei [...]


    Felicia

    Unlike his Thomas Covenant, this duology is one of my favorites I really love the characters, and the story is really interesting and well told.


    Ðawn

    Spoilers 5 starsThis is a reread for me The book was published in 1986 and I believe I originally read it in 1993 I LOVED it then and I Love it now This is the first book of a two book series, and although there are elements of romance, I would not say this is a romance driven book It is a character driven book for the most part, but the romance is secondary You should know, that the writing style is a bit outdated old fashioned IMHO I am not saying it s bad because it is not it is excellent for [...]


    Ita

    In a word Boring Prolix.In two words glacial plotting Unsympathetic characters.In five words Pathetic, colorless, wimpy uninteresting heroine I m 1 3 of the way through listening to this 9 hours or so and I m thinking of quitting Maybe I ll read it so I can skim God he s wordy and keeps saying the same thing over and over and over again maybe I don t exist, my father didn t love me Boohoo Hullo We get it Mostly, I want to slap the heroine And the king Or kill them both so the story would be over [...]


    Heather

    I first read this book about 15 years ago and it s still one of my top favorite fantasy novels today When the book opens Terisa Morgan is a beautiful girl, living in a busy city but she feels cut off from the rest of humanity She has no close friends, no family that really care about her, no ties to anyone and that lack has left a deep impression on her It s gotten so bad that Terisa has covered her entire apartment in mirrors and she spends hours sitting in front of them, trying to prove to her [...]


    Lynne

    Every three years or so, I go back and read these two books Terisa Morgan is a rich girl living in a high rise in NYC when a handsome young man from an alternate reality stumbles into her apartment through one of her mirrors His home is in danger he was headed somewhere else to pick up a champion with armor and weapons and ended up in Terisa s apartment instead You see, in his world, mirrors are portals to other worlds Imagers do research and create these mirrors One Imager creates a mirror in w [...]


    April

    One of the most problematic reads I have ever picked up It ended up in my trash can Never Again.


    Sara

    I loved this book I read this way back in 1987 when I picked up a copy at the library I wasn t reading much at that time and I had yet to discover Thomas Covenant The blurb on the back intrigued me so I checked it out.I loved this book I fell in love with Terisa and Geraden I think part of me related to Terisa or maybe part of me WANTED to relate to Terisa And of course I was in love with Geraden Since it s been so long since I ve read it, my mind is fuzzy on some of the details but I certainly [...]


    Rachelle

    This is one of my favourite two part series, which is interesting because the main character is not really that likeable of a person She s indecisive, easily pushed around and a bit of a whiner That being said, it makes sense that she is these things because of the way she was raised and for some reason, it made me want to see her come into her own.I think it s the universe that is the most interesting to me To be able to travel between worlds via mirrors was something I always pretended was pos [...]


    A.J. Maguire

    I chose this book because the author was said to have redefined the Fantasy genre and since I write fantasies, I thought it a good idea to check this one out While the world was compelling and the plot was interesting, I could not get over my dislike for the main character Teresa was weird at first, and her sense of detachment to the world was a little sympathetic but I stress at first As the plot continued forward, I grew to hate her Midway through the book, I wanted to bash my head against the [...]


    Julianna

    Reviewed for THC ReviewsI first read The Mirror of Her Dreams probably close to twenty five years ago, so when I picked it up for a re read, I barely recalled anything about the story As I read, some small things started to come back to me, but by and large, it was like reading it for the first time all over again The thing I did remember was really liking the book the first time around, and while I did still enjoy it this time, I picked up on a few things that I would kind of consider flaws Thi [...]


    Mark Harrison

    Really enjoyed this New York girl who is from a wealthy family but leads a nothing life is transported to Mordant a land being threatened by two neighbour who seek control of the cadre of Imagers who reside there Is she there by accident or is she really their saviour Aided by the accident prone apprentice Geraden the heroine battles all the intrigues of Court, the assassins sent to silence her, the smooth talking rogue Eremis and tries to fathom why the brilliant King sits idly by whilst the ki [...]


    Diane

    One of my favorite fantasies The protagonist is passive and unsure of herself, but that just makes the political intrigue of the world she s taken to that intricate and fascinating I love books with twisty political mysteries, and this one is full of them.


    Megan Lillian

    Subtle is a good description of this book It has an almost Alice in Wonderland quality, with time spent being lost in the main character s confusion than lost in the unfamiliar customs and creatures of an alternate world Although complex, and at times bogged down with its own intricate details, this book was very well crafted Context clues leave no room for last moment twists and yet somehow the suspense still remains It s like the proverbial train wreck you can see coming a mile off and still [...]


    Maddie

    I got so far through this book I was halfway done And that s saying something because this book is a massive brick I wanted to finish I really did, but I ve realized after putting it down in April and not picking it back up a few months later that there is no way I can force myself to read it At first I was interested I thought that the magic with the mirrors was very cool, but that can only carry the book for so long The main character, Terisa, was far too frustrating for me to handle any longe [...]


    Lisa Dice

    I loved this 2 book series As always, the main requirement of crisp well defined characters has been met The storyline is unique to me and I totally relate to the main character, which as I have read in other reviews totally irritates many of the other readers explains alot on other peoples irritation for me through the years I guess I also relate to her counterpart lead character But yet I totally understand the feeling of invisibility the struggle the feeling of having valuable skills that are [...]


    Joan Podleski

    This 2 book story is my favorite fantasy novel of all time I reread it every couple of years While it s obviously well written, because Donaldson never puts out a book that isn t, I think it s the core of each character that moves me the most Each recognizes their imperfections, doubts their strength, but just keeps moving forward and accomplishing than they thought possible And while recognizing their own weaknesses, they also recognize the strengths in each other and band together to build an [...]


    Sabina

    It s been a while since I read this book Stephen Donaldson has a way of creating thoroughly dislikeable lead characters I found the same with his Thomas Covenant series, where I was getting increasingly annoyed with Thomas whining and poor action This book is much the same in that regard as Terisa s self involved ignorance gave me, to put it crudely, the shits There were so many instances in which even a young child would have thought hang on a sec, this doesn t seem right and yet she is complet [...]


    The One Tree

    NO spoilers July, 2012 This is my go to duology When I m feeling blue, or need a pick me up, I pull out these two novels I have no idea how many times I have read them, but I have read them a lot.I have no idea why, as it s not the most uplifting of stories, but then perhaps it s the fight for good, or something along those lines I m not too sure, and I don t really want to analyze it Suffice to say, that I ve had the series for two decades now ick, that long Where DOES the time go , and it s ju [...]


    audry

    Edited Dear Stephen R Donaldson Write shorter books heh This book happens to be part one of two No part of the book actually mentions it, not the dust cover, nor the title page, nor any other decent location You realize that this is a two booker series when you get to about thirty pages before the end, realize that all of the threads he has opened can t possibly finish by the end of those thirty pages and scream in frustration because damn it it was getting really good Donaldson seems to be a hu [...]


    Lasairfiona Smith

    My god this book draaaaags It is an interesting story about a girl who ends up in another world and has to deal with that world and all of its intrigue but boy does it need a good editor It isn t that he goes into too much detail about the world The problem is that there is so much detail about every little decision that the main character makes Actually, a different heroine would be good too She is just so dense you want to scream at the book NO Don t do that What are you doing How much sex are [...]


    A.

    OTP GAME TOO REAL I don t know why I had so much trouble with this last year, unless perhaps I was so repelled by Master Eremis that I just ollied right out to my past self that s fair Dude is 500% ollie worthy , as this time around I just about blasted through it Truth be told this is fairly standard swords and sorcery fantasy with thinly sketched supporting characters and a great deal of emphasis on the usual Fake Europe Fantasyland political machinations with the bad guys fairly obviously suc [...]


    Wanda

    Actual rating 2.5 starsStephen Donaldson is a decent writer he writes plots that make me want to keep on reading But he creates characters that I just hate I couldn t stomach any of Thomas Covenant after reading two books Now, I m confronted with Terisa Morgan, possibly the dullest, most slow witted, whiniest protagonist that I have ever encountered in science fiction and fantasy Hand her over to the Castellan, she could benefit from a bit of torture, just to make her realize that life could be [...]


    Jam

    The book is well written, and some parts are actually enjoyable, but I only gave it one star because half of the book focused on a character which I found to be absolutely irritating Halfway into it, I was prepared to throw it away I found the character to be that annoying But, I didn t throw it away Instead, I skipped all the way to the end, and found out that this character, Terisa Morgan, doesn t get any better She stays almost as weak and stupid as she was at the start of the novel, only mil [...]


    Brittany

    After 11 22 63, I needed a palate cleanser Something I didn t have to worry about too much This book which I first read back in junior high or high school fit the bill perfectly It s a fat, fluffy, fantasy novel and you know it s all going to come right in the end What I didn t remember this is a recurring theme with books I revisit as an adult is quite how sexist the whole thing was I m not going to complain about Terisa s passivity he made a good case for why she is the way she is, and I m fin [...]


    Joanne G.

    I know the author wanted to show the reader the progression of a timid girl into a strong, fierce woman, but the protagonist started out so insipid and cowardly, she irritated me constantly I made myself read the sequel it is a two part story and it was a enjoyable read once the heroine got a backbone However, Donaldson uses too many similes and metaphors for my taste He also has a low regard for his readers ability to figure anything out, so everything is explained in excruciating detail I fin [...]


    Jo

    I really enjoyed the feel the prologue gave to the whole book Several of the characters were week and frustrating, but the teased curse in the prologue made it excusable.This was a book club book and I didn t do my due diligence to realize before the last 20 pages this was a duology, which gave out a very sudden and unsatisfying ending After I read the 2nd book I may come back a chance my star rating Up if it wraps up many of the mysteries the 1st book has me invested in our down if it doesn t p [...]


    Jackie Gamber

    The best kinds of books like the best kinds of teas are the ones able to be savored over and over again, without losing their magic The Mirror of her Dreams is this kind of book for me Just like St Paul s London Breakfast Tea, my BookTasting companion to Donaldson s novel Together, it s poetry in notion Find the full review here graspingforthewind 201


    Matt

    I keep reading Donaldson s books, hoping he will eventually write a protagonist character I don t hate I mean, really hate There s no doubt Donaldson is a good author no other writer in my memory has ever made me hate their characters like Donaldson does This book is no different as others have mentioned, the primary starts out so weak, so spineless and cowardly, I can generate zero empathy for her It s true genius how Donaldson keeps writing about such winning personalities over all these years [...]



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