Welcome welcome to the first of what will become a recurring post topic. I read. I read a lot. In fact I have so many books that they no longer all fit onto the bookshelf that I have and I need to buy a new one as soon as I have my own house (current bedroom is too small for another bookshelf). So because I love to read I though I would share with you the books that I read and love.
Traci Harding is my favourite author. I cant remember when I first read The Ancient Future, but it was a long long time ago and this book…and the books in the series that followed it, quite honestly changed my life.
The Ancient Future: The Dark Age, is the first book of the Ancient Future Trilogy who’s story is carried on even further in the Celestial Triad trilogy. I have read the whole series probably about a million times but it is a story I never get sick of. I am not going to do a separate post on every single one of those books because quite simply you would get bored of me and also because you can’t really read the rest of them without starting with this one and if you read this one, I know you’ll want to read the rest!
The book tells the story of a girl named Tory Alexander. Daughter of a prominent history professor and proud owner of a black belt in Tae-kwon-do, who, after taking refuge in a ring of stones in the English countryside when her car breaks down, finds herself transported back in time to the Dark Age.
Luckily for her Prince Maelgwn of Gwynedd is wandering past with a few of his knights when this happens, unluckily for her some of the knights assume she is a witch and want to kill her. She makes a wager with the prince that she can beat his champion knight in unarmed combat, if she wins when gets safe passage, if she loses well…she dies. Using her martial arts training she easily beats the knight who way underestimated her talent.
Maelgwn takes Tory back home with him and this all sets off a chain of events that will change their lives, and history, forever.
At the start of this post I said that this series of book changed my life. Traci Harding, as well as telling an amazing story also interweaves messages of believing in yourself, taking control of your own destiny, self empowerment and the power of positive thinking but she does it in a way that isn’t preachy or pretentious. As the characters in the book found themselves on a journey on self discovery and enlightenment I also found myself striving for the same thing. It really takes you on a journey. I love it.
It has everything in it, love, hate, death, fantasy, war, sex, monsters, spaceships, fairies, gods, whores, magic oh and did I mention Tory is Australian? As is Traci Harding, which means there are a few Aussie references in it which I always find cool in books!
So, if you are interested in checking out The Ancient Future:The Dark Age by Traci Harding you can click the pic which will take you straight to the book page at Fishpond. At the moment it is selling for $19.97AUD for a new copy, shipping within 2 days or you can get a second hand copy from $7AUD. Or hell! Why not be old school and head down to your local library and see if they’ve got a copy? If you love the book which I hope you will, you can also find the rest of the books in the series on Fishpond too, not too sure if tehy’ll have the whole collection at the library, I guess that would depend on how kick arse your library is ;)
As for me, I am off to bed to curl up with this very book as I started reading it again for the 9809234 time last night :) Goodnight everyone!
Love Caz xoxo xxxx
P.s. Want to know more about it? Already read it? What did you think? Love it? Hate it? I want to know! Leave it in the comments!