Sunday, February 2, 2014

Circles in Time by Trilby Plants

It seems that Brant has a big problem. He is plagued with severe headaches, lapses of memory that involve substantial periods of time, inability to recognize his own sister and a plaguing sense that something is happening that is far beyond his control.

This intriguing, supernatural story brings us from the present to a distant past and back again. Unexplainable events are occurring in Brant’s life, and all he knows is that he can’t remember much more than a hazy vision of a beautiful woman, a fairy-like creature, whom he believes he encountered at his family’s remote cabin in the woods.

Why is he experiencing gaps in time? What part does his family history play in these episodes? His loving sister Maeve and police officer brother-in-law Rich desperately want to help him, but he doesn’t even seem to know or trust them.

Did fairy-like beings really exist? Reading Circles in Time sparked my interest and made me curious to dig deeper, and I found a quote by Benjamin Radford, LiveScience Contributor at, who said in an article discussing leprechauns, “Leprechauns are a type of fairy, though it's important to note that the fairies of Irish folklore were not cute Disneyfied pixies; they could be lustful, nasty, capricious creatures whose magic might delight you one day and kill you the next if you displeased them.”

What would it have been like to live as a half-Faerie with exceptional powers, interacting with humans in a tumultuous time in history? Siobhan is experiencing difficulties of her own as she navigates an unexpected situation that changes everything.

I can only tell you after reading this historical/time travel fantasy that Trilby Plants’ enchanting Circles in Time might just leave you spellbound!

Book Description 

When a magic potion goes wrong, the consequences can reach through centuries….
In 10th Century Ireland half-Faerie Siobhan is shunned by both fey and humans. She unwittingly ingests an unscrupulous druid’s potion. Siobhan’s quest to be part of human society leads her down a perilous road that culminates in her summoning forbidden magic that causes suffering to her descendants into the present day.
Drawing from Gaelic folklore and mythology, the story follows a half-Faerie woman who desires to belong in the human world, a clan chieftain who will do anything for an heir, an evil druid who concocts magic potions, time travel, a modern day man who experiences missing time, and a Faerie’s spell that has far reaching consequences.

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In the Author’s Own Words

“This book came about decades ago when I wondered what it would be like if a real fairy traveled from long ago to the present. The 9th and 10th centuries in Ireland are not well documented as little remains, so I filled in the gaps with my imagination. I have always been fascinated by the stories of the daoine sidhe or Tuatha De Danann. According to Celtic and Gaelic myths, these were beings who came from the sky in shining ships. They possessed powers humans did not and lived long lives.
I did a tremendous amount of research to get the historical aspects somewhat correct. The setting in Washington state came about because my parents lived there for quite a while and there are vast tracts of forested mountain terrain devoid of people. Ideal for a portal from the past.”

About the Author

Trilby Plants was hooked on words when, at the age of four, her mother read her Gulliver’s Travels. Plants has published poetry, creative nonfiction, short stories and a self-published fantasy novel, GATEKEEPER. She is currently editor of The Petigru Review, the literary anthology of the South Carolina Writers’ Workshop. She lives with her husband in Murrells Inlet, SC.

Author of Gatekeeper and children’s book Hubert Little’s Great Adventure, Plants also creates amazing book trailers. Watch for the upcoming spring release of  Meena Mouse's Perfect Raspberry, her new children's picture book illustrated by Deborah Gagnon. Visit Trilby’s website at

See you soon!
Mary Anne Benedetto

Author of Eyelash, 7 Easy Steps to Memoir Writing: Build a Priceless Legacy One Story at a Time!, Never Say Perfect, From Italy with Love & Limoncello and Write Your Pet's Life Story in 7 Easy Steps!


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