The Ancient Future

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 231 ratings

This Present Past Publisher's Summary

The long-awaited prequel to Traci Harding's much-loved Ancient Future series.  

Before he was Taliesin of Lynn Cerrig Bach, he was Gwion of Lynn Tegid, bumbling his way through this Present Past. Born in Powys, the son of a lowly wood merchant, Gwion is enchanted by the comely Creirwy - daughter of Tegid Foel, the Giant and his wife, Keridwen, the goddess witch of Lynn Tegid.  

During a brush with the Sons of the Long Knives, Gwion earns the trust of Keridwen and is offered employment at her Castell in Gwynedd. There the goddess is brewing a potion of prophetic insight and secret wisdom, destined for her monstrous, shape-shifting son, Morvran. But an ill-timed accident on the final day of his task sees Gwion inherit all the potion's supernatural abilities.  

In a shapeshifting battle, Gwion is swallowed by Keridwen and upon her return to human form, the Goddess discovers that she is pregnant. A punishment imposed on her by Gwyn ap Nudd, Lord of the Otherworld, dooms the goddess to carry the babe in her womb for decades.  

Twenty three years later, in the weir on the Afon Dyfi, a child is found by Prince Elphin of Meirion, and due to the light radiating from his brow, is named Taliesin. An exceptional lad, Taliesin's presentation at court, sparks a nasty feud with King Maelgwn of Gwynedd, that threatens to bring rebellion and the downfall of all the kingdoms of Cymru.

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  • Book .5

    • This Present Past

    • By: Traci Harding
    • Narrated by: Edwina Wren
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    During a brush with the Sons of the Long Knives, Gwion earns the trust of Keridwen and is offered employment at her Castell in Gwynedd. There the goddess is brewing a potion of prophetic insight and secret wisdom, destined for her monstrous, shape-shifting son, Morvran. But an ill-timed accident on the final day of his task sees Gwion inherit all the potion's supernatural abilities. In a shapeshifting battle, Gwion is swallowed by Keridwen and upon her return to human form, the Goddess discovers that she is pregnant. A punishment imposed on her by Gwyn ap Nudd, Lord of the Otherworld, dooms the goddess to carry the babe in her womb for decades. 

    Regular price: $38.17

  • Book 1

    • The Dark Age

    • The Ancient Future Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Traci Harding
    • Narrated by: Edwina Wren
    • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 147
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      4 out of 5 stars 148

    Late one evening, en route to visit a relative, an accident leaves Tory - the attractive, twenty-something daughter of a prominent history professor – stranded near a ring of stones in Britain. Tory resolves to spend the night at the stone circle and seek help in the morning... But across the vortex of time and space, she is taken back to the Dark Age.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best beginnings to a superb trillogy!

    • By Gavin on 05-18-12

    Regular price: $34.96

  • Book 2

    • An Echo In Time

    • Ancient Future Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Traci Harding
    • Narrated by: Edwina Wren
    • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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    The narrow stairway inside the mountain led to a door that opened into a huge marble plateau. Upon this stood a stone circle of nine of the largest hunks of polished crystal Tory had ever seen. A turbulent cloud erupted overhead, its core alive with electromagnetic activity. For 20 years the kingdoms of Prydyn, Dumnonia and Dalriada have prospered in peace under the guidance of their High King, Maelgwn of Gwynedd, and his good Queen, Tory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant! When do we get the next 1?

    • By Gavin on 08-19-15

    Regular price: $33.57

  • Book 3

    • Masters of Reality: The Ancient Future, Book 3

    • The Gathering
    • By: Traci Harding
    • Narrated by: Edwina Wren
    • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The extraordinary and best-selling journeys of one woman throughout time... An enormous vortex spiralled above the Earth, out beyond the orbit of the moon. Its centre was expanding to form a huge glowing corridor through the fabric of space. This brilliant mass shot forth thousands of glowing balls of light that proceeded to descend toward our planet.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Confusing and disappointing

    • By Catherine on 11-17-16

    Regular price: $37.30