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About A.L. Knorr
USA Today Bestselling Author, A.L. Knorr is an award-winning Canadian fantasy writer. Readers love her vivid characters and mesmerizing stories of elemental transformation, adventure, friendship, and love. The bestselling Elemental Origins Series can be read out of order, but if you want to read in the order they were written, they are listed below chronologically.
Dive into the new YA noblebright fantasy series; The Scented Court. If you love earth magic, insect and animal characters, slow-burn romance, and fables steeped in the beauty of nature, you'll love A Blossom at Midnight.
Known for strong female protagonists, realistic magic, adventure and intrigue, sweet romance, and well-crafted plots that keep you turning pages late into the night, A.L. Knorr is a masterful storyteller.
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Season 1: ELEMENTAL ORIGINS (Completed)
Born of Water (Book 1)
Born of Fire (Book 2)
Born of Earth (Book 3)
Born of Æther (Book 4)
Born of Air (Book 5)
The Elementals (Book 6)
Mira's Return (Completed)
Returning (Book 1)
Falling (Book 2)
Surfacing (Book 3)
Season 2: THE SIREN'S CURSE (Completed)
Salt & Stone (Book 1)
Salt & the Sovereign (Book 2)
Salt & the Sisters (Book 3)
Season 3: EARTH MAGIC RISES (Completed)
Bones of the Witch (Book 1)
Ashes of the Wise (Book 2)
Heart of the Fae (Book 3)
Season 4: ARCTURUS ACADEMY (Completed)
Firecracker (Book 1)
Fire Trap (Book 2)
Fire Games (Book 3)
Legends of Fire (Book 4)
Source Fire (Book 5)
RINGS OF THE INCONQUO (Completed)
Born of Metal (Book 1)
Metal Guardian (Book 2)
Metal Angel (Book 3)
THE SCENTED COURT (Current WIP)
A Blossom at Midnight (Book 1)
A Memory of Nightshade (Book 2)
A Daughter of Winter (Book 3)
THE KACY CHRONICLES (Completed)
Descendant (Book 1)
Ascendant (Book 2)
Combatant (Book 3)
Transcendent (Book 4)
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My mother is a creature of the deep; a siren, a mermaid, and because her daughter is human, she can never go home.
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 a Readers Favorite Gold Medal Winner and the first book in The Elemental Origins, a captivating nonlinear series of YA urban fantasy novels, now updated in celebration of its 5th anniversary. 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 book.Read Born of Water to submerge yourself in a magical coming-of-age tale today.
Tens of thousands of copies sold, over a MILLION pages read. Readers love the supernaturals of the Elemental Origins Series!
"Oh my heavenly radness, did I get sucked into this book!" -Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★
"This book made me believe in mermaids." -Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★
"So glad I snapped this book up!" -Angely Leya, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★
"I give this book ten stars!" -The Reader K, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★
"Magic courses through this well crafted tale of teenage angst exacerbated by secrets and the strangest mother a girl could want." -Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★
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, 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 Novels, a series of captivating YA urban fantasy novels which can be read in any order.
If you like strong female characters, amazing (slightly out-of-control) supernatural abilities, and a touch of romance, then you’ll love A.L. Knorr’s teen fantasy adventure series.
Buy Born of Fire and be consumed by a fiery coming-of-age tale today.
“Saxony is a great character!"
-Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★
“Great book, so much fun!”
-Wyogoody, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★
-G.Zimbraunt, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★
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.
But Akiko isn't allowed to share the reality of her true nature with a single soul. Not even her three best friends know of the power she could wield, given the chance.
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.
Can Akiko escape with her life and her soul, or is true freedom as elusive as the Aether she was born from?Buy Born of Aether and be lifted to a place where spirits reign
Born of Aether is the fourth book in The Elemental Origins Series (which can be read in any order) a saga which follows four best friends over 1 magical summer. If you like incredible abilities, strong female characters, and a little romance, then you'll love A.L. Knorr's YA fantasy adventure series. Thousands of copies sold, over a MILLION pages read. Readers love the supernaturals of The Elemental Origins Series."Wow! Another great novel that keeps me wanting more!" -Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★ "Another A.L. Knorr winner!" -Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★ "A story of love, betrayal, family, and acceptance." -A Motus, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★
Can they use their newfound powers to save their hometown, or will they die trying?
The summer is over and the promised get-together results in an epic sharing of the transformational adventures that have gifted Akiko, Saxony, Georjayna, and Targa with their elemental powers.
When the Elementals are recruited by Petra to execute a super-secret global project that is supposed to change humanity for the better, it seems as though the girls will be rocketed to fortune and glory. But when they accidentally unleash a dark and terrible force, things deteriorate rapidly into death and destruction...
This deadly entity seems immune to their magic and it is too late to turn back.
The Elementals is written from three points of view and is the sixth and final book in The Elemental Origins, a series of captivating YA urban fantasy novels that can be read in any order. If you like new twists on elemental lore, simmering romance, and strong female lead characters, then you’ll love A.L. Knorr’s teen fantasy adventure.Buy The Elementals and get ready for a speed-rap of a novel that will take you to the edge of your seat!
Read a snippet:
The groan became a growl.I whirled, raking the trees for whatever made the sound. The forest had lost its color, just as part of the sky had. I blinked and rubbed my eyes, thinking something was wrong with my vision. When I opened my eyes the view was the same. The forest and sky were shifting from the dim color of early morning to shades of gray. In fact, the edges of everything looked blurry, like a heavy fog had gathered. The growl came again, from everywhere and nowhere. My heart galloped in my chest. "Where are you?" I yelled into the trees. "Show yourself!" My answer was a deep roll of thunder…or was it a slow throaty laugh? The forest grew dark and the trees faded from view, swallowed up in the unnatural fog. Cold slime felt heavy on my skin and I scraped at my cheeks with my fingers, letting out a yell of frustration.How could I fight an enemy I couldn't see?
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.
Heroes meets Pretty Little Liars.Five teens reborn with powerful gifts. Now they must unite their magic to win earth’s most desperate campaign…
Six books and two companion stories. 2,000+ pages of magical fantasy adventure.
Targa and her three best friends have no idea what their summer vacations have in store. With each heading to a different far-flung destination, they’re sure to return with amazing tales. But their excitement turns to dread when each girl transforms into a being with ancient powers…
As Targa taps into her mermaid ancestry, the other teens embrace their supernatural destiny through fire magic, samurai spirits, and fae curses. As they battle an age-old entity immune to their collective strength, a mysterious fifth elemental is the only thing standing between victory and obliteration.
Will the girls embrace their extraordinary fate to protect the world from total annihilation?
Elemental Origins: The Complete Series is a thrilling value-packed YA fantasy boxed set. Containing five full-length novels following each character plus a sixth book that unites them all in an explosive finale. If you like modern myths, fresh heroic characters, and page-turning action, then you’ll love USA Today Best-selling Author A.L. Knorr’s superhuman saga.Buy Elemental Origins: The Complete Series and begin the adventure today!
This bundle contains:
Born of Water, The Wreck of Sybellen Diary Excerpt, Born of Fire, Pyro, Born of Earth, Born of Aether, Born of Air, and The Elementals. No part of this boxed set is bonus content, all parts are necessary for the story to make sense.
Under the sea lie the secrets of her past… and a deadly threat to her future.
Targa fears the truth will lose her the man she loves. As she returns to Poland to reunite with Antoni, she wishes she could share her mermaid secrets without betraying her kind. But when a magical stone goes missing from the local museum, the siren may have to choose between protecting her loved ones and treason.
As Targa tracks the stolen gem, she discovers a sinister plot centuries in the making. And the power the thieves seek could leave both the land and the sea utterly devastated.
Can Targa protect the secrets of her people, or will her attempt at a double life take everything she loves away?
If you like conflicted heroines, simmering romance, and modern mermaids, you’ll love USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Knorr’s aquatic adventure.
Buy Salt & Stone to dive into a deep-water adventure today!
Salt & Stone is a continuation of the Elemental Origins Series and is best enjoyed if readers have read Born of Water and/or The Elementals.
INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR:
Q: What makes your writing special and different?
A: I write cuss-free, no on-page sex fantasy stories featuring strong female protagonists, and themes of love, friendship, the environment (because its something I care deeply about), while delivering a fast-paced adventure. I’ve been told my writing is very cinematic and that readers can watch it play out on the screen of their mind in full-colour as they read. My Elemental Origins Series is non-linear, meaning it doesn’t have to be read starting at book 1, you can pick up any of the first 5 books and dive in because they all take place simultaneously.
Q: Aside from Salt & Stone, what other books do you write?
A: Aside from the bestselling Elemental Origins Series that chronicles Targa and 4 other girls as they venture beyond the borders of their Canadian home and experience transformational supernatural summer adventures, also penned The Kacy Chronicles which is a series written in the collaborative >Oriceran Universe created by Martha
Carr and Michael Anderle.
If you like Melissa Meyer, Tamora Pierce, Leia Stone, Jaymin Eve, Cassandra Clare, Lauren Kate, Stephenie Meyer, Becca Fitzpatrick, or Michelle Madow, you will LOVE AL Knorr’s storytelling!
A.L. Knorr is a 2018 Readers Favorite Gold Medal Winner for Born of Water.
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Georjie’s summer is shaping up to be a big disappointment. Trapped in Ireland with her aunt’s gorgeous but cold adopted son Jasher, her "vacation" gets worse with each passing day. But when a trip to the greenhouse reveals glowing cocoons she shouldn't be able to see, she embarks on a quest to solve a magical mystery…
In the pages of an ancient diary, Georjie learns of her dark family history and unearths an incredible elemental power. But as she digs deeper and realizes she isn't the only one with a touch of magic, the ghosts of the past may do much more than haunt her.
Can Georjie provide justice for her ancestors before she becomes the next family victim?
Born of Earth is an enchanting standalone novel in the Elemental Origins series, a nonlinear collection of YA contemporary fantasy novels. If you like powerful young women, dangerous boys, and spooky spirits, you’ll love this ghostly adventure.Buy Born of Earth to unbury a deadly mystery today! Read a snippet:
Thousands of tiny sparkling fae began to land on me. A warm rush went through me and my heart rate doubled. Feather-light touches all over made me gasp. Lights floated in front of my face, landing there too, winking on my cheeks and blurring my vision.
"Jasher," I gasped, and looked for him. I could barely see him. The twinkling lights close to my eyes blurred him out.
"Georjie." Jasher's voice was awestruck.I held my hands out in front of me. I looked absolutely coated in miniature Christmas lights. My sensitive scalp, still damp from my shower, detected the tiny whirring fans of their wings as they fluttered against my head. I looked down at my body. Every surface of me was wrapped with fae. I was a human form made of light. I barely dared to breathe.
"Why?" I exhaled the question lightly.
"Ask them," suggested Jasher. "Rasha told you her name, maybe they'll tell you what they want."
"Can I help you?"Tiny bells went off in my head, thousands of them - all whispering the same word. Wise. Wise. Wise. Wise. Wise. Wise. Wise.
"What did they say?" Jasher asked.
I looked up, puzzled. "Nothing that made any sense."The lights lifted and began to swirl, this time they spiraled up and out of the open dome of the greenhouse to be swallowed by the night.
The magical moment was over so unexpectedly that it left me feeling bereft and wishing I had paid more attention.
And isn't that the way the most precious moments of our lives come and go? Over in a moment, leaving us breathless and feeling like yelling, 'Wait, don't go!'
Deep in the ocean, a rivalry rages. Can one siren’s song turn the tides of hatred?
After witnessing senseless murder, Bel vows to end her mother’s tyrannical reign. But as a young mermaid, she has no choice but to spend time on dry land before she can qualify for the crown. As she strives to capture a man's heart, the underwater realm flows with the blood of the queen's enemies…
Every moment wrapped in the strong arms of her human mate, Bel risks the madness of the siren's curse. And if she doesn't return to the sea soon, she'll lose her memories and her chance to cure the centuries-old feud. If fixing the deadly conflict is even possible…
Can Bel claim the throne before her mind and the kingdom fall to ruin?
Salt & the Sovereign is the captivating second book in The Siren’s Curse YA fantasy series. If you like ancient mythology, plucky heroines, and deep-water rivalries, then you’ll love USA Today Bestseller A.L. Knorr’s seafaring adventure.
Buy Salt & the Sovereign and dare to swim against the tide today!
Only she can lift the spell. But the key to its destruction could mean her death…
Determined to end the dreaded mermaid mating cycle between land and sea, Targa and Mira scour rare fragments of mosaic art from deep in the ocean for clues. On the hunt for the ancient spell’s source, all signs point to the ruins of Atlantis.
Before the legend’s final chapter can unfold, Targa learns that only she has the strength to break the curse… the cost of which may be her life.
Can Targa find the courage to face her destiny and liberate an ocean of chained hearts?
Salt & the Sisters is the intriguing conclusion to the Siren's Curse YA urban fantasy trilogy. Familiar and beloved characters from books 1 and 2 come together in this heart-stopping adventure. If you like ancient mysteries, underwater adventure, and alluring shifters, then you’ll love A.L. Knorr’s fast-paced tale.
Buy Salt & the Sisters to watch a siren plunge into destiny today!
Dreaming of escaping her simple country life and tired of keeping her winged familiars a secret, half-fae Jessica finds herself swept into a breathtaking world of an elite retinue of fae performers known as the Calyx. As she learns to master her abilities, Jess is expected to entertain at glittering balls in the richest kingdom in Ivryndi, alongside far more experienced and beautiful flora fae. She is sworn to secrecy as she discovers the source of their wealth--the perfumes that royals travel from far-flung and exotic kingdoms to possess. As her exciting new life—and magic—blossoms, Jess learns that her mother has been keeping a secret of her own, one that changes everything.
Rejection has left fae courtier Laec wallowing in wine and disdainful of what he sees in the mirror. When Queen Elphame offers him a foreign commission, he jumps at the chance for a fresh start, but when he meets a beautiful and mysterious stranger on the road, he soon learns that healing his heart may inflame the very trouble his queen sent him to prevent.
Beautiful and eligible Çifta believes in the importance of duty. Wishing to please her father, she agrees to marry a powerful unseelie prince. But when she discovers his cold heart and attempts to break the engagement, she suddenly finds herself in chains. Alone and trapped in a damp fortress, she cannot see a way out.
When a visit to another realm sparks a dark turn of events, it sets these three fae on a collision course. Will they wilt under pressure or become a thorny threat to evil?
Welcome to the continent of Ivryndi, where flora and fauna magic reign, and an unseelie prince with a mysterious power threatens it all. If you love stories steeped in the beauty of nature, slow-burn romance, and endearing characters (including a whole cast of insects and mammals) you'll never forget, enter the dreamy otherworld of A Blossom at Midnight. At over 500 pages, this title delivers an epic-length fantasy experience by an award-winning author.
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