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Issue Details: First known date: 1996 1996
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y The Dark Age Traci Harding , Pymble : HarperCollins , 1996 Z541449 1996 single work novel science fiction fantasy historical fiction The white light surrounded her, exuding from the ground within the circle. The mist rose towards the sky to form a billowing cloud. From within the largest stone a ball of blue light steadily made its way towards her. Late one evening, a car accident leaves Tory - daughter of a prominent history professor - stranded near a ring of stones in the English countryside. She resolves to spend the night at the sacred site; a black belt in tae-kwon-do, Tory holds little fear for her safety ... But across the vortex of time and space, she is being watched. The Merlin knows of the legend Tory is to become, and through the wisdom of the Old Ones, teleports her back to the Dark Age. Prince Maelgwn of Gwynedd and his band of knights stumble across this mysterious woman dressed in jeans and leather jacket. Believing she is the witch of the stones, they threaten to kill her. Rising to her own defence, Tory challenges the Prince's champion to unarmed combat. With her superior fighting skill she easily overwhelms the warrior, winning the admiration of the Prince, and changing the course of British history forever. - Publisher's blurb from Voyager Online website
y An Echo in Time : Atlantis Traci Harding , Pymble : HarperCollins , 1997 Z438223 1997 single work novel science fiction fantasy historical fiction

'The narrow stairway inside the mountain led to a door that opened onto 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 twenty 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. But when the High King is stricken with madness and a mysterious plague, Britain is set to be thrown into the chaos of yesteryear. Tory seeks the advice of an advanced civilisation that thrived long before recorded history, where men of great learning and miracles were abundant. The women of the Otherworld agree to aid Tory to make her passage back through time. But once in Atlantis, Tory must use her own devices to find the cure she seeks and a way to return to her loved ones in the Dark Ages'.

Source: Publisher's website (http://www.voyageronline.com.au/default.cfm). Sighted: 7/2/11.

y Masters of Reality : The Gathering Traci Harding , Pymble : HarperCollins , 1998 Z28166 1998 single work novel science fiction fantasy historical fiction

'Tory Alexander, from the 20th century, ruled as Queen with her beloved, King Maelgwn of Gwynned in 6th century Britain. Tory has fought the Saxons, travelled through time, and found a cure for Maelgwn's plague in Atlantis. In Masters of Reality: The Gathering the Shining Ones and the Chosen, who are hiding within the circuits of times, gather to defeat the evil ones and bring about a new age of awareness to the world. Yet again, Tory must draw on all of her courage, strength of character and resourcefulness'.

Source: publisher's website (http://www.voyageronline.com.au/books/). Sighted 15/2/11.

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First known date: 1996
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Profile : Traci Harding 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , August no. 210 2011; (p. 4)
Profile : Traci Harding 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , August no. 210 2011; (p. 4)
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