For the final week of the Smashwords "July Summer/Winter Sale", The Five Elements is 75% off when you use coupon code SSW75 at checkout. At its usual price of $4.99, that brings it down to $1.25.
Now is a great time to get familiar with Aaron, Shanna, Ensel Rhe, and even the despicable Erlek because why? Because The Nullification Engine (The Alchemancer: Book Two) is coming out soon. That's why.
The sale only lasts until the end of July, so take advantage while you can.