The first book of the expanded Elemental World series

by Elizabeth Hunter


Ashes Cover 2013


In a world teetering on the edge of change, two beings struggle to find their purpose. Will their paths lead them closer together or tear their worlds apart?

For a thousand years, powerful earth vampire Carwyn ap Bryn has served others. God. His family. His friends. But tragedy and loss disrupt his peaceful existence, causing him to question everything he has committed his eternity to.

Brigid Connor has known about vampires since they rescued her from a painful childhood. But not even their vast elemental power can save her from the demons that torment her.

As loyalties are tested and new paths are forged, a lurking danger slowly grows in the Elemental World. Carwyn and Brigid learn that even secrets revealed can come back to haunt you when you least expect it.



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45 thoughts on “Building From Ashes

    1. E Hunter says:

      I don’t have an exact date yet, but it will be this fall or early winter. If you subscribe to the blog or follow me on twitter or Facebook, I’ll make sure to publicize the release. 😉

      Thanks for asking!

  1. Mary says:

    So looking forward to knowing the release date of Building from Ashes and hope it will develop into a series similar to the Elemental Mysteries.

  2. Mariruth L Barton says:

    Will there be a book following the ” Five years later…” theme at the end of “A fall of water: Elemental mysteries Book four;

      1. Julie says:

        Squeeeeeee!!!!!! I died when I read the “five years later”… Can. Not. Wait. to see what happens next! BTW, I read all 4 books in a week (just finished book 4 about 5 minutes ago!). Love, Love, LOVE!

      2. Paula says:

        Throw in caryn – dez’s daughter in too pls… I think she would be bad ass too if you grew up with vampires! And i dunno if it would still be “uncle ben” if she grew up :p just a thought.

  3. Sarah Mace says:

    Literally just finished the Elemental Mysteries series 15 minutes ago and CAN NOT WAIT to be able to delve into this world again. That being said, the moment I have no horrible college HW to do I will be rereading the series I currently do have in my possession….

  4. Stacy says:

    I downloaded the first book when I saw a tweet that it was free and it looked interesting… IT WAS AWESOME!!! I immediately downloaded all the others in the series. I just finished reading the last one this morning and I’m soo happy to see the continuation of this amazing world Elizabeth Hunter has created. Love the characters & can’t wait to read Carwyn’s story. I also recommended this series to my book club and know that a lot of them have downloaded the first one at least and have no doubt that they will all be sucked in like I was.

  5. Kim says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on “Building From Ashes”. I was hooked on the first 4 books of the Elemental Series. Sort of like Twilight. I could not put the books down.

  6. Jina says:

    I read all the books in less then a week, I just could not put them down. The story just took my breath away. I can not wait for Building From Ashes to come out.

  7. Miriam says:

    I just finished reading the last book of the series and loved it. I’m sad to say gooodbye to Gio and B but I can’t wait to read Carwyn’s story and of course I do hope to read Tenzin and ben’s story too. Today, I bought GENIUS AND THE MUSE. I’m looking forward to that read too. Elizabeth, you have become one of my favorite authors!!

  8. jill says:

    The Elemental series was so awesome, I can Not wait for more! I read all four books in 4 days I am excited for the new series!

  9. Cathy says:

    I have been ‘turn-ed’ into an Elizabeth Hunter fan. I’m three-quarters of the way through book three. Like Miriam, will be reading “The Genius and The Muse” while waiting on “Building From Ashes”.

  10. Esther Rose says:

    Just picked up my copy at Smashwords. Amazon has it too, on Sunday night. Can’t wait to start’ thank you Elizabeth for a great series!

  11. paula says:

    Just finished the last elemental mysteries, haven’t enjoyed a vampire book so much for ages:) AND THEN came on this page to find there’s another one being released tomorrow! Yay! Hope it’s on amazon soon?

  12. Patti says:

    I am trying to find the “Building from Ashes” and can’t! Has anybody else got it yet? If so, where and is it available in epubs? i am really joneses for this next book! Thanks!

    1. E Hunter says:

      Patti, for some reason, the the Nook system is taking a really long time to process the book. I’m so sorry for the inconvenience, but sadly, it’s nothing I have control over. You CAN buy the ePub at Smashwords for the same price, though! They have all common e-reader formats available.

      Thanks for commenting, Elizabeth

  13. Mary Anne says:

    Hi I’m a huge fan of your books! when I found out that Building from Ashes was gonna be sold i was thrilled! sadly i dont have a nook or a kindle so i was just wondering if your gonna sell printed copy of it cuz i would really love to read it. thanks! 🙂

  14. Talya says:

    I adore a good juicy read. I hate repeating others but I havent enjoyed a good vamp book since…..well since I first Anita Blake years eons ago and I tore thru all four elemental books like I was starving. Thank you ,I have found my new favorite Author. You Rock!

  15. Kellie says:

    Thank you for a wonderful series. I finished Burning of Ashes tonight and feel madly in love with Carwyn. I wonder if you will write a story about Murphy. We can only wait and see. Once again, thank you.

  16. Kaitlyn P. says:

    Just finished building from ashes….I’m ready for the next book!!! Bring it on!!
    There should (I hope) be another story about Gil & B!! If not…s story about Tenzin and Ben would be awesome top!

  17. Shelly says:

    Finished Building From Ashes and I can’t wait for the next book in the series! I had a mad crush on Carwyn since book #1. Forget Gio, he is hot don’t get me wrong, but Carwyn just stood out. Loved to see his character fleshed out. I just have this thing for Irishmen/Welshmen. Now let’s hear about Tenzin. I’m pretty sure there is something developing between her and Ben. 😉

  18. MAGGY says:

    So I’m in grad school and we have Hurricane Sandy hit us. 10 days of no power, heat (well, 2 fireplaces are pretty warming), but no cable – nothing. Do I read textbooks and heavy medical tomes for my studies?? Do I study and do papers? NO! I read the first 2 Elemental books savoring each word! Hooked!!!! Love your characters, story lines and flow. Please keep them coming!

  19. Cheryl says:

    I just finished Building from Ashes. What a wonderful addition to the Elemental Series! I love the world you have created. There is still a lot of stories from that world to tell. I hope you return to it someday. I will be recommending it to my friends. Congratulations on another wonderful story and I look forward to reading more books that you write.

  20. Jessica says:

    I have to say I am completely in love with Carwyn!! The story you have brought to us is an absolute delight and I can’t wait to read more! All of the books involved have completely consumed me and I love getting lost in this world. I’m so excited to see what could happen next. And as far as Tenzin and Ben goes…I say yes please to some adventures with them!! And Gus and Isa…I would love to get to know them better. Well, how about just keep writing haha. Really, thank you for bringing such a great series to us.

  21. Mimi says:

    I have been so engrossed in the whole series I have just finished Building from Ashes and cannot wait for the next one!!! It seems I am going to have to pace myself or end up waiting with eager anticipation for the next chapter of this great series……….

  22. Eloise Haynes says:

    as with the others above initially got the first when offered for free on my kindle i read it within 2 hours and was hooked and proceded to find all the rest on kindle and purchased and read them all within 2 days ur a awesome writer and i love the vampire human concept i never got too involved with vampire books this was my first and it was awesome and ill keep reading as long as u keep writing love to u and ur family ❤

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