Book II of Mordant’s Need. The fortress of Orison is under siege by the Alend Armies; the Cadwal invaders are poised to strike; the traitors Eremis and Gilbur are preparing the ground for the hated enemies; and the actions of King Joyce are more baffling than ever.  Terisa needs to escape desperately – Gilbur is trying to kill her and the Castellan is about to torture her.  She must find Geraden, but he has fled through a mirror after it seemed that he murdered his brother.  Everything Geraden and Terisa love is about to be destroyed unless they can use the mirrors and their talent for Imagery.