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A Man Rides Through (Mordant's Need) (original 1988; edition 1989)

by Stephen Donaldson

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Title:A Man Rides Through (Mordant's Need)
Authors:Stephen Donaldson
Info:Voyager (1989), Edition: New Ed, Paperback, 672 pages
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Rating:****
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A Man Rides Through by Stephen R. Donaldson (1988)

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They say that the darkest time is just before the dawn and in this second part of 'Mordant's Need', the two heroes find themselves on a desperate search of the land of Mordant for allies, but disaster only seems to follow them as they have the Queen stolen right from under their noses as she prepares to return to the side of her husband and the King's youngest daughter going off after her abductors in an attempt to rescue her. Fortunately, Prince Kragan, the Alend Contender currently besieging Mordant's King is an honourable sort and he lets them through to give the news to the King before the forces march off to the final confrontation with the evil forces confronting Mordant

It does seem that Mordant is facing a calamitous challenge and Donaldson doesn't quite come up with a successful answer as to how everything gets resolved - I don't think that truly happy endings are something he's very comfortable with somehow ( )
  JohnFair | Apr 22, 2017 |
Better than the first of the books in the series. The characters seem to come into their own and become more comfortable in their own skin in this volume. Some of the characters are horribly despicable, and some are completely wonderful. Enthusiasts of science fiction will like this. ( )
  briandrewz | Oct 31, 2016 |
This book was just as good as I remember it. The break between books is almost artificial, as the events pick up only moments after the end of the last volume. This book, however, has a much faster pace than the previous one. At least part of the reason is that Terisa is finally figuring out at least some of what is really going on, and actually taking action on her own behalf. It is wonderful to see both Terisa and Geraden begin to come into their own self and abilities, though not without making mistakes along way, with occassional fatal results. The end is very satisfying, as has a somewhat fairy-tale feel. ( )
1 vote puttocklibrary | Apr 24, 2013 |
A Man Rides Through is the exciting conclusion to Mordants Need. More action than Mirror of Her Dreams, characters come into their own and 'fulfil their destiny'. It can be quite gruesome at times, and the epilogue is a little 'happy families' living happily ever after. These are minor niggles in a well thought-out and plotted book. ( )
  SpicyCat | Jan 20, 2013 |
MORDANTS NEED
  rustyoldboat | May 28, 2011 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Stephen R. Donaldsonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Dayre, ValérieTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dudar, Janet C.Cover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Johnson, HollyDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Marcus, Helen c1978Photographersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pukallus, HorstTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sahlin, OlleTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Whelan, MichaelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"Steeped in the vacuum of her dreams,

A mirror's empty till

A man rides through it."

- SILVERLOCK, John Myers Myers

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To Perryn Laura Donaldson:

for sunshine and flowers

whenever you need them

and love

whenever you want it.
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Early the next morning, the siege of Orison began.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345356578, Mass Market Paperback)

In the thrilling conclusion to THE MIRROR OF HER DREAMS, Terisa Morgan finds herself face to face with the monstrous evil that threatens to destroy everyone and everything. Now, the masterful storytelling that is A MAN RIDES THROUGH, will delight readers everywhere--and reaffirm Stephen R. Donaldson's position as the foremost practitioner of the epic fantasy form in the world today!
"Donaldson has created his best work yet."
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Terisa and Geraden's talent for mirrors and imagery make them extremely dangerous and powerful.

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