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Esmeralda's Tarot Reading from Aurora, Chapter Four
Episode 5Bonus Episode19th February 2021 • The Storyverse of Verdigris • Beth Ball
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In this special bonus episode of the World of Azuria podcast, we explore some of the lore behind the world of Azuria with Esmeralda's tarot reading from chapter four of Aurora.

Episode Introduction 

Hello adventurers, and welcome to the World of Azuria podcast. In this episode, we dive into the world of Azuria with Esmeralda's tarot reading from 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

This episode journeys through Esmeralda's five-card tarot reading from chapter four of Aurora. She pulls The High Priestess, the Hermit, The Magician, The Moon, and The Tower.

In the episode, we look into how Esmeralda interprets the cards in the novella as well as how they're often understood in tarot.

You can follow along with detailed notes on the reading at There, you'll also find pictures of this reading in some of the decks I mention in the episode.

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! 




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