Book II of Mordant’s Need. Terisa Morgan needs to escape.  Gilbur is trying to kill her, Castellan Lebbick wants to torture her and she must find Geraden.  The fortress of Orison is under siege by the Alend army; the forces of Cadwal, led by Arch-Imager Vagel, are ready to strike; the traitor Eremis is preparing the ground for the enemies and King Joyse’s actions are more baffling than ever.  Everything they love in the land of Mordant is about to be destroyed – unless they can prevent it with mirrors and imagery.