The Elemental Origins Series

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Born of Water: An Elemental Origins Novel Summary

A mysterious shipwreck could unlock ancient powers… or send her to a watery grave.

Targa MacAuley feels more at home on dry land than in the watery realm of her mermaid ancestors. After 17 years on solid ground, she fears she’ll never grow into the creature her mother hoped she’d become. To keep her mom’s homesickness and true identity under wraps, Targa signs on for a mysterious salvage dive in the Baltic Sea.

Her plan to blend in with the rest of the crew is spoiled when she catches the eye of a handsome local. A freak accident and a strange connection to the ancient shipwreck below attract even more unwanted attention. With both her mom’s secret—and her life—in danger, Targa must finally find the courage to unleash the currents surging deep within.

Born of Water is the first book in The Elemental Origins, a series of captivating YA urban fantasy novels which can be read in any order. If you like new twists on mermaid lore, simmering romance, and close-knit mother-daughter bonds, then you’ll love A.L. Knorr’s nautical adventure. Embark on a deeper dive into the story's lore with The Wreck of Sybellen, a companion novel included with the audiobook.

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  • Book 1

    • Born of Water: An Elemental Origins Novel

    • The Elemental Origins Series, Volume 1
    • By: A.L. Knorr
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A mysterious shipwreck could unlock ancient powers… or send her to a watery grave. Targa MacAuley feels more at home on dry land than in the watery realm of her mermaid ancestors. After 17 years on solid ground, she fears she’ll never grow into the creature her mother hoped she’d become. To keep her mom’s homesickness and true identity under wraps, Targa signs on for a mysterious salvage dive in the Baltic Sea. Her plan to blend in with the rest of the crew is spoiled when she catches the eye of a handsome local. A freak accident and a strange connection to the ancient shipwreck below attract even more unwanted attention. With both her mom’s secret—and her life—in danger, Targa must finally find the courage to unleash the currents surging deep within.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent story!

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    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 2

    • Born of Fire

    • The Elemental Origins Series, Book 2
    • By: A. L. Knorr
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
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    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. 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.

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  • Book 3

    • Born of Earth

    • The Elemental Origins Series, Book 3
    • By: A.L. Knorr
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
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    Georjayna Sutherland isn’t exactly thrilled about going to Ireland to live with her aunt for the summer, and even less thrilled when her adopted cousin, Jasher, (cute though he may be) turns out to be as friendly as a nest of vipers. But at least it gets her out of Saltford and away from her neglectful mother, Liz. When Georjie unearths Jasher's terrifying secret, and things she never knew about her own family begin to come to light, she finds herself embroiled in a mystery that involves the very power of nature itself.

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  • Book 4

    • Born of Aether

    • Elemental Origins Series, Book 4
    • By: A.L. Knorr
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
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    Akiko Susumu is not what she seems. Her life as a normal teen living in a coastal Canadian town is a complete sham. The old man she lives with is not her grandfather, he's her captor. And Akiko isn't a teen. In fact, she isn't even human. So, when she's sent back to her homeland to steal an ancient samurai sword, she jumps at the chance to secure her freedom, only to get caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse with the most dangerous crime syndicate in Japan.

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  • Book 5

    • Born of Air

    • The Elemental Origins Series, Book 5
    • By: AL Knorr
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
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    All Petra Kara wants in life is to study archaeology at the University of Cambridge. And she's so close. She's got the grades; she's got the ambition. All she needs now is an outrageous sum of money and experience on an old-world archaeological excavation. If only she could find a way to get rid of her annoying low-grade telepathy. There's nothing Petra hates more than a cheat and a liar, and it's too easy to cheat when you can read people's minds. 

    • The Elemental Origins Series, Book 5
    • By: AL Knorr
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 17-07-18
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    Regular price: £18.29