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Born of Fire

The Elemental Origins Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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Thousands of copies sold, over a million pages read. Fans love the supernaturals of the Elemental Origins series!

Welcome to the world of fire magi, where what doesn’t kill you (literally) makes you stronger.

Saxony Cagney counts herself lucky when she wins a position as an au pair in Venice for the summer. It’s her responsibility to take care of two young boys - speak to them in English, make sure they get to their swimming lessons on time. Piece of cake, right?

She unexpectedly forms a strong bond with the youngest boy - Isaia. She also meets two Italian men.... Both are smart, successful, and sexy. So far, things are going her way. Who doesn’t like options? When she discovers Isaia is actually dying and his mom is trying to keep it a secret from his dad, things get a violent shove into complicated...and then contagious - she’ll never be the same again.

Just when she’s got more on her plate than she can handle, she accidentally gets tangled up with the most powerful crime family in Venice. Will Saxony survive long enough to learn the secrets of her new abilities, or will they kill her?

Born of Fire is the second book in the Elemental Origins, a series of captivating YA urban fantasy novels which can be enjoyed in any order. If you like strong female characters, supernatural abilities, and a touch of romance, then you’ll love A. L. Knorr’s fiery teen fantasy adventure series.

©2017 A. L. Knorr (P)2017 LMBPN Publishing

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Another fantastic story

I listened to this in one sitting - got a bit confused when the book finished but there was still a few hours left. Then I realised there were 2 novellas afterwards which relate to the main book.

This is part of the Elementals storyline - the first was Born of Water which mainly featured Targa, a mermaid. At the beginning of the first book, we learn a bit about the Elementals before they go their separate ways during the summer holidays - during which, each of them find out about their true selves.

This book features around Saxony who goes overseas to be an Au Pair for the summer. When she arrives, she finds one of her charges is a very sick little boy, something she wasn't told about. During a particuarly bad encounter, what has been ailing Isiah, is transferred to Saxony - she is now a Fire Mage.

All in all, this is a great book, and shows Saxony coming to grips with her powers and, although she is only 16, she matures quickly with the gift that has been handed to her.

Gabra narrates the story very well and kept me interested in the storyline.

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Another great listen from A.L Knorr

This is the second book in the elemental series, this time following Saxony’s story.
Saxony has a completely different experience to Targa, and it is great to get to know her a little better. Always fun to see the crossovers between the books as they occur, you will recognise the odd little bit from born of water to help align the timeline.
Gabra Zachman does a great job of narrating, although some of the English accents that she tries to do do sound a little bit like they came from the cast of Oliver! But I’m English and not brilliant at doing accents myself so props to her.
As always really enjoyed having stories read to me, nice to have something to listen to whilst I’m doing my work or driving.

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Hard work

I found the first book hard work to get into I kept going with it and glad I did, I didn’t really like the readers voice but I got used to it. I’m glad I kept going because I really enjoyed the whole series.