Book II of Mordant’s Need. Aided by the powerful magic of Vagel, evil Arch-Imager, the merciless armies march against the kingdom of Mordant.  In its hour of greatest need, two unlikely champions emerge. Geraden, whose inability to master the simplest spells of Imagery have made him a joke and Terisa Morgan, brought to Mordant from a Manhattan apartment by Geraden’s faulty magic.  They discover unknown talents within themselves but unfortunately, those talents also mark them for death. Cover art by Sandy Young.