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Aurora, an Age of Azuria Novella, Chapter 1
Episode 119th December 2020 • The Storyverse of Verdigris • Beth Ball
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In this first episode of the World of Azuria podcast, we dive into the high fantasy world of Azuria with chapter one of Aurora, the prequel novella for the Age of Azuria series.

Episode Introduction 

Hello adventurers, and welcome to the World of Azuria podcast. In this episode, we dive into the world of Azuria with chapter one of Aurora, the prequel novella for the Age of Azuria high fantasy series. 

My name is Beth Ball, and I’m the author of the Age of Azuria high fantasy series, which we’ll be exploring in this podcast. In some episodes, we’ll dive into the high fantasy world of Azuria as I read chapters from the novels and stories. In others, we’ll uncover the lore behind Azuria and, I hope, answer your questions about the world, characters, and more. 

If you enjoy high fantasy worlds, immersive settings, nature-based magic, and vivid characters, then this podcast is for you. 

Let’s start our adventure!

Episode Summary

In Chapter One, Dorric Themear, an elven diplomat, arrives on the coast of Caldara at the beautiful Aurora estate. He’s not there long before a beautiful human woman captivates his attention—Dorric soon learns that the woman in question is Lady Emelyee Amastacia, to whom the Aurora estate belongs. 

Even before he speaks with Emelyee, Dorric’s inner romantic gets the better of him—of course he would become immediately entranced by an already attached human woman. Her husband, especially to Dorric, seems cold, but the sparkling eyes of Emelyee soon restore the elf’s rapture with the beautiful estate.   

The next morning, Dorric accompanies Emelyee and her dear friend Aurelia to a small house on the estate grounds, where his attachment, in true romantic fashion, intensifies. 

Resources & Links

Thank you so much for joining me for today’s adventure through Aurora and the world of Azuria. If you’d like to find out more about me or my fiction, you can find me at You can also find my books worldwide at your favorite bookstore or ask your local librarian to add them to the library catalogue. 

To stay up to date with the world of Azuria and be the first to know about upcoming fiction projects, visit I would love for you to be a part of my reading community, the Story Enclave, and, as special thanks to you, for a limited time, you’ll receive a free ebook copy of Aurora when you sign up. 

You can find out more about the world of Azuria, including a lovely fantasy map, at

If you’d like to connect with me, you can find me on Instagram @bethballauthor or on Twitter @GroveGuardian. Today’s episode is sponsored by the first novel in the Age of Azuria high fantasy series, Buried Heroes, available at or at your favorite bookseller. If you enjoyed our time together today and would like to hear more stories set in Azuria, you can support the podcast at

Happy travels, and I hope that we’ll be adventuring together again soon!