• Ashes of the Wise

  • Earth Magic Rises, Book 2
  • By: A.L. Knorr
  • Narrated by: Marni Penning
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Her power has attracted the wrong kind of attention. Now a centuries-old witch wants to burn her at the stake....

Blackmouth, Scotland. After managing to bury a vicious witch with her elemental magic, Georjie is horrified to learn entombing the spellcaster in soil has enabled the dark woman to rise again…and time is running out.

Their romance blossoming in spite of the threat, Georjie and Lachlan travel to Dundee for clues to the fiend’s power. Learning that the ashes of three Wise will increase Daracha's power, and the ultimate goal is the destruction of the veil between worlds, Georjie realizes she's in way over her head.

When the vengeful hag's shadowy pet demon comes after her, Georjie narrowly escapes into the Fae realm. There, she’s warned against returning to face the danger by someone who has tangled with the witch before. She's encouraged to start a new life within the protection Queen Elphame's realm can provide. But Georjie won’t let the monster roam free, even if it means risking her own life.

Can Georjie unlock her magic or will the black witch claim her ashes?

Ashes of the Wise is the second book in the gripping Earth Magic Rises YA contemporary fantasy series. If you like wicked action, dark tales, a little romance, and bold heroes, then you’ll love A.L. Knorr’s wild ride across realms.

©2020 Intellectually Promiscuous Press (P)2020 Intellectually Promiscuous Press

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Once again amazing story

I just love the worlds A L Knorr creates.
I have listened to ALL the books several times over. Can’t wait for more!!
Keep up the great work.

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Loving this Series !

Georjie was always one of my favorite characters and that hasn't changed. Georjie and Lachlan are on a mission it is beyond dangerous. There isn't a lot of romance but what is there is sweet . The narration by penning is very good also .

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REALLY GOOD FAE FANTASY. THE WISE IS NOW THE WISER

BURIED THE ENEMY AND DONE...RIGHT... BURIED IN THE EARTH ONLY TO RETURN STRONGER AND TICKED OFF. SOUNDS LIKE MY OLDER SISTER. NOT.

STORYLINE IS GREAT. WELL WRITTEN AND EASY TO FOLLOW. SET IN SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS THIS STORY TAKES MY SOUL HOME BETWEEN WORLDS AND TIMES.
ACCEPTABLE FOR TEENS AND MATURE AUDIENCE.
WITCH & DARK MAGIC WHICH INCLUDES DISTURBING IMAGES.

NARRATOR IS GREAT AND EASY TO FOLLOW.

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NO BRAINER 5 STARS

Fantastic story that carried me away on every step, leaving the reality of my life behind and wove me into the very fabric of the tale as only the very best authors can!
It's beautiful, scary, action packed and left me with a feeling of hope.
Narrated beautifully portraying scenes perfectly.
RECOMMENDED SERIES.

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I LOVR GEORJIE

I have really enjoyed Georjie’s books. The plot twists and characters are soo amazing! Listen to this book, and everything else by A.L. Knorr. It’s definitely worth it!

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Ms. Knorr's creativity astounds again!

I have always loved Ms. Knorr's writing, but with every book she puts out I am amazed about how she can adapt her ideas to any setting. This book is part of a series in her Elemental universe and I love how she manages to describe and develop so many interesting supernatural/fantasy aspects!

In this particular book I love how we get to know more about Scottish lore, history and the fae! The main character (Georjie) has power over plants, herbs and other ground-related things and this is one type of supernatural which I haven't seen often in my line of reading. Thus, I'm enjoying every moment of reading about her!

I must mention that it is necessary that you read/listen to the first book in the Earth Magic Rises Trilogy, or else you'll start in the middle of the story. Otherwise, there are no downsides to this book. It has action, it has magic, it has friendship & human connection, it has brand new realities to explore (gosh I keep going back to the fae realm, the perspective is quite different from everything I've read before).

Also the narrator is pretty great! I love how she can adapt to different characters and different accents. She makes them all different, yet still understandable (including for non-native speakers). It was overall a wonderful book to listen to!

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Magical!!!

So amazing!!! Everything about this book takes my breath away! One minute I’m laughing in delight another moment I’m shivering with goosebumps. Can’t wait to see what happens next!

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Far and fairies.

I enjoyed this story! If you like stories about far and fairies you will enjoy this story! Narrator was good.

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Wow

Another amazing series has me hooked! Looking forward to Georjie’s adventures as they unfold. This story started right where the first one left off, so it was an easy transition from one to the next!

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Georjie's arc

in this second book in Georjie's arc the stakes are even higher when a black witch is after her.

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  • 04-29-21

Fantastic Sequel


I loved Ashes of the Wise. It’s the perfect blend of suspense and mystery with a tad bit of romance.
Georjie’s journey picks up right where it left off. With the help of Lachlan she’s able to track down some leads that may aid in her search for the truth about what happened hundreds of years ago.
What she finds about Daracha is surprising to say the least.
The information will send her on a quest in which her friends can not follow.
Along the way she ends up learning a bit more about herself. Things that have her questioning who she really is.
The ending made me eager to find out what happens next. I can’t wait to start the Heart of the Fae.

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  • Sarah Mac
  • 02-14-21

Another amazing book

This book continues on from book 1 where Georjie finds out that she hasn't defeated Daracha after all and that she will come back even stronger.

What follows is a trip to Dundee to research Daracha's history with Lachlan, then Georjie comes across the Ithy again and she's pulled into Within which saves her.

Fyfa fills Georjie in more of Daracha's history, which also involves her.too.

Fyfa pleads with Georjie to stay in Within so that she will be safe for the rest of her life, but she can't leave Daracha there searching for more Wise, so they make plans.

I love how everything is woven together, the narrative runs so smoothly. Marni Penning does an excellent job as usual of bringing the story to life.

I highly recommend this book and all of Ms Knorr's other work.