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Buried Heroes, Age of Azuria Book One, Chapter One
Episode 26th April 2021 • The Storyverse of Verdigris • Beth Ball
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Episode thirteen of the World of Azuria podcast takes us into the gardens and halls of Io Keep in the kingdom of Linolynn. Here, Iellieth Amastacia bids farewell to her friend and mentor, Katarina, before traveling to the northern kingdom of Hadvar and a forced marriage later that afternoon.


Hello adventurers,

And welcome to season two, episode two of the World of Azuria podcast. My name is Beth Ball, and I’m the author of the Age of Azuria epic fantasy series, which we’ll be exploring in this show. In some episodes, we’ll be swept away into the magical world of Azuria as I read chapters from the novels and stories. In others, we’ll dive into the lore behind Azuria, and I’ll answer your questions about the world, characters, and more. 

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

In our second season, we’re traveling through Buried Heroes, book one in the Age of Azuria series. This episode covers chapter one, where we find the protected child from Aurora, Iellieth Amastacia, saying her goodbyes before leaving Io Keep for a marriage insisted upon by her stepfather, Duke Calderon Amastacia.

To find out what happens next before new episodes release every Tuesday, you can purchase Buried Heroes at or at your favorite book retailer. 

Let’s start our adventure!


Thank you so much for joining me for today’s adventure through Buried Heroes 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. 

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 Song of Parting, a prequel novella for the Age of Azuria epic fantasy series situated between Aurora and Buried Heroes. But don’t worry! You can read it either before or after Buried Heroes without the story being spoiled for you. You can purchase all of the books in the Age of Azuria series, including Song of Parting and Buried Heroes, 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 on Patreon at Look for the fae and daimon tiers. 

And speaking of Song of Parting, join me on Friday, April 9th for part one of Hugh and Lilia’s story that Katarina refers to in chapter one of Buried Heroes

The theme song for this podcast was created by Garrett Rose of The Bardic Inspiration who you can find on instagram or patreon at “thebardicinspiration”. 

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