Book I of Mordant’s Need. King Joyse and the kingdom of Mordant are in dire need; threatened by the evil arch-Imager Vagel and the horde of Cadwal from without, betrayed by unknown enemies within. Terisa Morgan is Mordant’s unlikely champion, plucked from a life of wealthy dreariness in New York by the accidental magic of apprentice Imager Geraden.  The kingdom is directed by the power of images, of visions and of mirrors and Terisa and Geraden must master this power is Mordant is to survive.