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Born of Metal

Rings of the Inconquo, Book 1 - An Urban Fantasy Action Adventure
Narrated by: Tara-Louise Kaye
Series: Rings of the Inconquo, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
Categories: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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Her family is all that matters, too bad they may be the death of her....

Ibby’s parents gave up everything for a chance at a better life. So, after a terrible accident leaves her alone in London, Ibby works her internship at the British Museum and goes to her classes to make them proud.

She hopes to one day bring her uncle, her only living relative, to the UK. Family is what matters. But, when Ibby finds a hidden artifact and encounters a mysterious stranger in the bowels of the museum, she learns that its her lineage, the very origins of her family, that will put everything at risk. That, and metal is starting to do some pretty bizarre things around Ibby.

A powerful artifact, a secret society, an ancient evil. Can Ibby embrace her destiny as Inconquo guardian before an ages-old demon is unleashed on London?

If you love strong female characters and millennia old secrets, you’ll love the origin story of Ibukun Bashir, metal elemental. Welcome to the world of the Inconquo.

Listen to Born of Metal today and experience the forging of a modern legend!

Born of Metal is a spin-off of the best-selling Elemental Origins Series.

©2019 Abby-Lynn Knorr (P)2019 Abby-Lynn Knorr

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Metal

The beginning of another good series! How would it feel to be able too turn into metal? I would recommend this autobook! Love the narrators voice.

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Metal

A.L. Knorr does a fantastic job building her worlds. So much goes into her writing and she has the ability to get you to hang on to every word. I think I love Metal the best. But of course I feel that way for every elemental after I read their story.

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  • MM
  • 11-28-19

Another hit by A.L. Knorr

As an avid reader of print, digital, and audiobooks, I am always on the lookout for stories that suck me into their universe and make me want another installment. Knorr is one of those authors that consistently does that for me, and "Born of Metal" is another worthy addition to her collection. Ibby is a likeable character who shows strength even when her world gets blown apart. Her family connections keep her grounded, and her sense of "be better" makes you want to root for her throughout.

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Awesome Origin Story, Cannot wait for the sequel

Book was a definite good start to an exciting series. Like most origin stories it feels slow in the beginning but quickly picks up midway through. Ibby’s character is endearing at times and slightly frustrating in others, but through most of the story you are cheering her on and hoping she pulls through. The frustration with her character is when she constantly forgets she basically has superpowers now when she just used them an hour ago to get away from the bad guys. However her family story pulls at your heart, especially for someone like me who is so involved with her family, I cannot imagine life without my family. I cannot wait for more answers and new mysteries to be uncovered in Ibby’s next story, so bring on the sequel!

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Mesmerizing

So much action and so many realistic characters!! I loved it all!! Thank you A.L. Knorr and A.D. Schneider for this awesome book!!

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Another great listen

I have loved all of AL Knorr ‘s book and this one did not disappoint. She introduces us to a metal elemental. Ibby is a very kind hard working person who wants nothing more then to become an archeologist. Her whole life gets derailed when she finds some rings. Little did she know that the rings were not what gave her the ability to manipulate metal only to help focus and strengthen what she was born with. This is an action packed fast paced book that has twists and turns that keeps you listening until it is finished. I loved the accent of the narrator. Can’t wait to listen to the next book.

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Exciting new installment!

This was a great addition to the world of the elementals! It's really neat to see all the different considerations for an element rarely seen in elemental magic systems, and I really liked Ibby and her unique place in the world. Can't wait to read more!

I received a copy of the audio book to review, but all the opinions are my own.

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Another hero is born!

What a great story, you will never look at metals the same way. You get to join Ibby as she discovers what powers come with her bloodline through the help of some ancient rings. Wonderfully told with a great British accent. Can’t wait for the sequel!

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The surprise in the Elemental series

I am a big fan of AL Knorr's "Elemental Series", of which this book is part of. While the main series follows a group of friends, this book tells us the story of a character that has a minor role in the previous books and who is not part of the main group - Ibby Bashir. The book itself was a surprise, because the author did not hint at all that we would be getting Ibby's story, and when she announced that the book is out, I grabbed it immediately because I couldn't wait to find out more about how the elemental universe functions.

I haven't been disappointed with it. I liked the story and the plot. Something awesome about this author is that she is a wiz at researching places and domains and presents everything so well that the reader is instantly immersed in the story - this time, it's set in London and we get a glimpse of what a modern career in archaeology looks like. Or how it WOULD look like, because poor Ibby, who wanted to have such a career, has her life uprooted when she discovers her powers over metal.

The books ends nicely and it does not have a cliffhanger, despite there being a second book in the making. You get to see the first big event of Ibby's elemental life and its ending. However, this does not bring the book up to date with the main group of characters in the series. I sure hope the second book will, because I'm dying to hear what else she's going through!

Also new in the series is the change in narrator. While the previous books have been narrated by someone else, for this one the author chose Tara-Louise Kaye because she wanted a genuinely British take on the story. It was done just right and I loved listening to the book!

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go ippy!!!

Ippy is a character that was found in the elemental series but only as a supporting character. Her origin story is riveting and her powers are unique. She is a strong and willful person and I look forward to future developments of her life as she continues to fight demons. But what hero doesnt need a human best friend and a ghost as a mentor!

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  • Lotty
  • 12-09-19

Exciting

This is an exciting, mysterious ghost story about Ibby's journey and the challenges she faces to become an endearing powerful heroine. The narration is brilliant with distinctive voices for each character.

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  • George Banks
  • 11-29-19

Thrilling and exiting listen

This is only the second audio book that I have every listened to. The main character is an archaeology student that accidentally stumbles upon a couple of odd metal rings. Little does she know this is the beginning of discovering her unique bloodline. Along the way we are introduced to a century old ghost, and a female that is beyond centuries old and is not what she seems. A lot of bad guys and an ancient entity trapped and desperate for escape from his prison, from a mysterious organisation after power. Combine this together and you have an enthralling story that its thrilling as well. The only issue that I had with this book was the Scottish accent it was terrible 😊 – I am Scottish so I should know. Apart from this, the book was a thrilling listen. I will be looking forward to the next book in this series!

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  • Jennifer Williams
  • 11-14-19

Great start to the next instalment of elementals!

Thoroughly enjoyed the story, which explores Ibby’s origin story. Those who have read the other elementals books will have met her before, this book is set in England, where she is trying to gain experience as an archaeologist by working in the British Museum, but as always with these books there is a twist and things are not quite as straightforward as she would have wished.
I do really enjoy listening to the audiobooks, I found this one a little hard to get into to start with as the reader is quite slow and precise at the start of the book. It was nice to hear it being read in an accent native to the country it is set in. Looking forward to the next installment!

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  • Sarah Mac
  • 11-10-19

Good spin-off

This book is a spin-off from the Elementals series.

We first met Ibby in Born of Air. This is her story of how she became born of metal,

Ibby is an orphan with only one living relative. We find out about her current life and how the Rings of Inconquo change her life forever.

Great story and can't wait for the next installment.