The Ancient Future Trilogy is a set of fantasy novels by Traci Harding. The story follows a 20th century Australian woman who is transported to 5th century Wales in an attempt to change the future. Major themes within the series include time travel, martial arts, magic and psychic phenomenon.

The Ancient Future was inspired by a trip to the United Kingdom, during which the author experienced light phenomenon that are described in the novel as 'fairy lights'. It was Traci Harding's first published novel.

The three novels are The Ancient Future: The Dark Ages, An Echo In Time: Atlantis and Masters of Reality: The Gathering


Tory Alexander - The heroine of the story, Tory is a twenty-something Australian woman who is adept at Tae Kwon Do and speaks fluent Brythonic.

Maelgwn of Gwynedd - Former King of Gwynedd, Maelgwn is known as 'the Dragon of the Isle' or simply 'the Dragon'.

Taliesin Pen Beirdd - Spiritual advisor to Maelgwn and the magician who brings Tory back through time.

Sir Calin Brockwell - Maelgwn's champion, cousin and friend. A dedicated womaniser who is also an incarnation of Tory's brother Brian.

Katren - A maid rescued from the horrendous man who bought her as a wife. Katren becomes Tory's maid and best friend. With Tory's help, Katren marries Brockwell.

Rhun of Gwynedd - Rhun, Prince of Gwynedd, is the first-born child of Tory & Maelgwn.

Bryce - the illegitimate son of Calin Brockwell.

Brian Alexander - Tory's brother. Brian is Brockwell's 21st century incarnation. Brian is one of the Chosen.

Naomi - Brian's wife, Naomi, is Katren's 21st century incarnation. Brian & Naomi have 1 son, Daniel Alexander.

Teo - Miles is Maelgwn's 21st century incarnation.

Miles Thurlow - Miles is Maelgwn's 21st century incarnation.

Lady Gladys - Calin Brockwell's mother & an incarnation of Tory's Aunt Rose.

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