The Ancient Future Book Summary and Study Guide

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Tory is transported to the Dark age, 5th century, and falls in love with the prince.
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They are wed, and all goes well.
Then, they are forced to fight the evil and use their wits.
The review of this Book prepared by Karmen

A flat tire leaves Tory Alexander stranded near a ring of stones in the English countryside. She resolves to stay the night at the sacred site; a black belt in Tea-kwon-do, Tory hold little fear for her safety...Little does she know that she is being watched across time by Merlin who knows the legend she is to become and teleports her back in time to the Dark Age. Tory meets Prince Maelgwn of Gwynedd and his band of knights who at first believe she is a witch, challenging the Prince's champion to unarmed combat she easily overwhelms him winning the admiration of the Prince and changing the course of history forever.
The review of this Book prepared by Aimee

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   alternate history    -   King Arthur Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   ruler    -   great warrior Time Travel:    -   largely backwards/past Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   destined love (dream or prediction) Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   magical powers (general) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Time Travel story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   a teen If magical mental powers:    -   telekinesis    -   mind reading    -   mind control    -   can see into the future    -   teleportation    -   can read emotions


Terrain    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   general past Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   an average amount of scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   impregnation/reproduction How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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