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Born of Air: A Desert Fantasy and Elemental Origins Novel (The Elemental Origins Series Book 5) Kindle Edition
A terrifying family secret will awaken her power. Embracing it may cost Petra her life.
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.
When Petra spies an ad for a volunteer position on an excavation to North Africa, she knows its meant for her. But there is more waiting for her in Libya than broken pottery and human remains. A heart-pounding race through the desert under a sky full of stars with Jesse, her sexy dig-mate and newfound crush, ends when Petra slides into an ancient cave-system with strange stones embedded in the walls.
That's where her life changes forever.
As her powers manifest, there are those who think they have a good reason to destroy her before she becomes too powerful.
Petra knows she is far more than just gales of wind. Just how old is she? Has she lived before? Who is the man in her vision with the silver eyes? But the biggest question of all is: will she survive long enough to learn who she is and what she's really capable of?
Born of Air is the fifth book in The Elemental Origins Novels, a series of captivating YA urban fantasy stories which can be read in any order. If you love strong female protagonists and elemental magic, then you’ll love A.L. Knorr’s mystical desert adventure.Buy Born of Air and get blown away today.
- "These Elemental girls are awesome..." -Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★
- "This series is becoming my favorite of all time!" Gary, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★
- "I love the plot twists and turns!" Jennifer, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★
- "Amazing! As I've come to expect!" Ryan, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★
- "Another home run!" Daylene, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★
- "Enthralled. Couldn't stop reading!" Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★
- "When is the next book?!" Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★
From the Author
Petra's story was inspired by my love of the Indiana Jones stories. What kid didn't grow up loving the idea of treasure maps, ancient caves filled with thousands of years old artifacts, ancient relics imbued with power, and mysteries to unravel left behind by ancient civilizations? While Petra is one part of a larger story, I took so much pleasure in crafting her origin story so that readers could read it and enjoy it by itself.
Petra's story does continue with the next and final novel in The Elemental Origin Series. Watch for book 6 in January of 2018! Any loose threads left untied in my Origin stories will finally be tied up - it'll be an epic ensemble story you won't want to miss!
As always, thank you for spending some of your reading time with my characters!
- ASIN : B075MV6FV8
- Publisher : Intellectually Promiscuous Press (November 15, 2017)
- Publication date : November 15, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 3827 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 190 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #13,710 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Even though this was book 5 in a series, this is a standalone story. You don’t have to have read any of the others in the series to follow this one. Like the other books in the series, this focuses on a young woman coming into supernatural powers. Yes, it has a lot of the cliched elements of the young woman being a loner, being in the foster system, having a special background unknown to her that she discovers. But rather than being the run-of-the-mill urban fantasy average girl discovers powers story, the bulk of the story follows Petra as she journeys to Libya on an excavation. I found the setting endlessly fascinating, even if it was mostly just rocks and desert. As a fan of Indiana Jones, this has sifting through sand, working in trenches, and discovering ancient relics, one which triggers the depths of Petra’s powers and unlocks her mythic history. There’s a dash of romance in this, and friends that she makes on the dig team, including Ibby who has her own spin-off trilogy Born of Metal. There were questions raised in this though, that were never answered, which I hope get answered in Book 6 of this series The Elementals, where all of the girls in these books come together (I was dragging my heels on reading it since it’s just so cliched that they’re recruited into a generic supernatural taskforce. I hate those books having an agency/organization in them with a passion). If they don’t get answered, I hope that there will be a spin-off series for Petra written eventually, since I did love her Indiana Jones style adventuring and hope it gets continued. (There is a weird jump at the end where it goes from Petra walking into the lab about to test for her powers at the end of Chapter 18 to her standing on a street at the beginning of Chapter 19. I have the kindle version and I didn’t notice any missing chapters).
Definitely recommend this book