Elanor & The Song

of the Bard

The Once and Future Chronicles

Book 1

In 500 AD, in old Welsh Briton, King Arthur has died, leaving behind a devastated kingdom. Drowning in despair and disillusion, Merlin, a man in his prime, abandons Arthur’s realm to fall into ruin and begs for his own death to come. But when strange magic stirs, and the relentless dreams begin, he is forced to make a fateful choice…

 Across time, and in the modern age of Cardiff, Wales, twenty-three-year-old Elanor, an introverted graphic designer, struggles to make sense of her world. Her entire life, she has felt out of time and place, and her mysterious, recurring dreams about Merlin aren’t helping. He wasn’t real, just a dream. But when she encounters a curious old man in a bookshop, her dreams of Merlin no longer remain dreams…

 Catapulted through time, Elanor discovers magic, intrigue, and even Merlin himself, converging with a dark and evil menace that threatens their lives, the Kingdom of Prydain, and the prophecy of the future to come. Will the insidious darkness Elanor uncovers leave death and devastation throughout the kingdom? Elanor must discover her true identity and the power that lies within her, if she hopes to survive. Join her in this epic historical fantasy by Angela R, Hughes, The Once and Future Chronicles, Book I: Elanor and the Song of the Bard.

Merlin & The Magic

Of Time

The Once and Future Chronicles

Book 2

Merlin and Elanor are ripped apart after a mortal wound. With the desperate hope she is still alive, Merlin hurdles through time to find her but quickly discovers more than he bargained for in modern day Wales. Hidden amongst the crowded city streets lurk dark shadows and vengeful demons bent on destroying the promise of the new kingdom. Osian’s witchcraft has reached into what remains of the old catacombs of Arthur’s tomb, threatening to stop Merlin from awakening the Once and Future King. What is worse, the dragon’s Magic of Time is unpredictable, and Merlin struggles to find a pathway home—if one even exists.

Elanor’s adopted father, David, points the way to the remnants of the ancient past, while his son Jack is pricked with jealousy, opening a rift that could cost more lives. All hope hinges on surviving these new threats and making their way home. Will Merlin find his true love on the other side of time? And if he does, will he be able to bring her back to Prydain? Together, can they unlock the magic that has imprisoned King Arthur in death all these years? 

Angela R. Hughes creates a masterful ride of twists and turns, taking you to the edge of your seat in her follow-up to Elanor and the Song of the Bard, in Book 2 of The Once and Future Chronicles: Merlin and the Magic of Time.

Arthur & The Golden


The Once and Future Chronicles

Book 3

In the gripping conclusion of “The Once & Future Chronicles,” Arthur faces threats to the lands of Prydain that surpass his wildest imagination. Elanor, wielding her formidable seeing power, uncovers a more insidious force behind the encroaching darkness, surpassing even Osian’s malevolence. Osian’s nefarious talisman steals the minds of the youth, sapping the strength of Merlin and Elanor’s magic.

As old demons from Arthur’s past resurface, Prydain’s armies must abandon Caer Lial to reclaim the southlands. The discovery of the Chalice of Life grants the enemy the ability to raise an undead army, plunging Prydain into further peril. Only the enigmatic Man in Blue and his golden dragon may hold the key to salvation, offering the answers needed to save Prydain and their own lives.

The stage is set for an epic battle as Arthur’s past collides with his future. Will he rise to the challenge and secure Prydain’s fate? Find out in this enthralling final chapter of “The Once & Future Chronicles.”



A new book from the land of Prydain…

In the Northern realm of Orcadés, a cursed kingdom shrouded in sorrow, Duen, a seventeen-year-old outcast marked by both doomed parentage and a crippled hip, embarks on a perilous journey for survival. Fleeing from his village who would have him dead, he crosses paths with Nimwe, a headstrong young woman determined to forge her own destiny amidst the war-torn ruins left by the Saecsans.

As Duen and Nimwe navigate the treacherous landscape, a malevolent witch sets her sights on Duen, seeking to annihilate him. However, a mysterious druid named Merlin senses a hidden power within Duen, sparking a conflict between Duen and Nimwe, challenging their bond and the fate that intertwines their lives.

Set against the enchanting backdrop of the Arthurian land of Prydain, THE LOST SON OF ORCADÉS unveils a tale of resilience, magic, and redemption. This young adult novel serves as a captivating prequel to THE ONCE & FUTURE CHRONICLES TRILOGY, the first installment in THE ILLYDS OF PRYDAIN’S HEROES. A series depicting the valor and adventures of Arthur’s mighty men—weaving a tapestry of heroism and legend.