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Aurora, An Age of Azuria Novella, Chapter 4
Episode 418th February 2021 • The Storyverse of Verdigris • Beth Ball
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In this fourth episode of the World of Azuria podcast, we return to the high fantasy world of Azuria with chapter four 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 four 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 explore 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 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

Chapter Four takes us high into the Frostmaw Mountains where Yvayne has made her home inside an ancient tree. Her adopted faery companions alert her to a stranger visiting the copse where she lives, and Yvayne steps outside to investigate.

She's happy to discover a friend instead of a stranger: Cassian, a saudad leader, and his romantic partner, Esmeralda, who has been receiving alarming dreams and readings from Cassandra, the goddess of fate.

Esmeralda's foresight aligns with a shift in the world order that Yvayne has been waiting for, and her tarot reading reveals even more.

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 learn more about Esmeralda's tarot reading, you can find a detailed explanation of it 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!