World of Azuria

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By: Beth Ball

Welcome adventurers! In this epic fantasy storytelling serial, we explore the Age of Azuria series by Beth Ball. Our adventures unfold in the world of Azuria, a land of epic fantasy, magic, and nature that teeters on the brink between light and darkness. Ancient forces awaken, and new heroes rise to the occasion. But this time, who will prevail? Find out in this exciting, action- and magic-packed audio series featuring druids, pirates, fae, werewolves, and more! Our podcast host is Beth Ball, an epic fantasy author telling stories in the world of Azuria. When she’s not writing fantasy fiction, Be...

Embracing the Beast Within: Buried Heroes, Age of Azuria Book One, Chapter Eighteen
#23
Last Tuesday at 8:45 PM

In episode thirty-three of the World of Azuria podcast, Genevieve reunites with Sariel in the wild forests of Tor’stre Vahn and meets the druid Ophelia.    IntroductionHello adventurers, And welcome to season two, episode twenty-three 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 Azu...


Marcon's Travail: A Special Excerpt from Phoenix Rising, Feather & Flame Book One
#22
10/08/2021

Special bonus episode! Step back in time into Marcon's early days as a soldier in the war-torn world of Eldura. High in the Meridiennes, already exhausted from battle, Marcon learns devastating news about his home city of Respite and the loved ones he's left behind. While he and the other soldiers of the Luz were fighting a losing battle against the dragon Braemorn in the city of Sanctuary, Alessandra routed their forces. Without their quick intervention, their city will fall. This episode is a preview of the upcoming novel, Phoenix Rising, Feather & Flame book one! IntroductionHello adventurers, And welcome...


Second Tries and Trees' Cries: Buried Heroes, Age of Azuria Book One, Chapter Seventeen
#21
09/28/2021

In episode thirty-one of the World of Azuria podcast, Iellieth makes a second attempt to convince Turdoch of the rightness of the druids’ cause and investigates some disturbing news she learns from Linolynn. IntroductionHello adventurers, And welcome to season two, episode twenty-one 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 in...


The Tree of Silver: A Story in Serial Preview
#20
09/24/2021

Episode thirty of the World of Azuria podcast is another special bonus episode with a preview of the upcoming story in serial, The Tree of Silver! IntroductionHello adventurers, And welcome to season two, episode twenty 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...


A Hasty Impression in a Felled Forest: Buried Heroes, Age of Azuria Book One, Chapter Sixteen
#19
09/21/2021

In episode twenty-nine of the World of Azuria podcast, Marcon and Iellieth make their way to the city of Trudid on a mission from the druids of the Vagarveil Wood.    IntroductionHello adventurers, And welcome to season two, episode nineteen 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 int...


From Duet D&D Campaign to Epic Fantasy Series: My Journey in Creating Buried Heroes
#18
09/17/2021

Episode twenty-eight of the World of Azuria podcast is a special bonus episode celebrating the one-year publication anniversary of Buried Heroes or, more accurately, the one year, four month anniversary! In this episode, I'll take you through my journey with this story from one-on-one D&D campaign to epic fantasy series.   IntroductionHello adventurers, And welcome to season two, episode eighteen 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...


Returning Home from the Sea: Buried Heroes, Age of Azuria Book One, Chapter Fifteen
#17
09/14/2021

In episode twenty-seven of the World of Azuria podcast, Teodric returns home to Nortelon. Much remains as it has been since his family's banishment, but a prophesy foretells change upon the horizon.   IntroductionHello adventurers, And welcome to season two, episode seventeen 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...


Sharing Stories and Finding Faevines: Buried Heroes, Age of Azuria Book One, Chapter Fourteen
#16
08/24/2021

In episode twenty-six of the World of Azuria podcast, we learn more about the ancient world of Eldura and about Iellieth’s experiences in Linolynn as she and Marcon embark on the first leg of their journey.   IntroductionHello adventurers, And welcome to season two, episode sixteen 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 stor...


Druidic Magic Awakens: Buried Heroes, Age of Azuria Book One, Chapter Thirteen
#15
08/10/2021

In episode twenty-five of the World of Azuria podcast, Iellieth's druidic magic begins to emerge. As it does, she and Marcon prepare for the next phase of their journey and learn about the forces opposing the woodland druids.     IntroductionHello adventurers, And welcome to season two, episode fourteen 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 chapte...


Transformation in the Hallowed Wood: Buried Heroes, Age of Azuria Book One, Chapter Twelve
#14
07/27/2021

Episode twenty-four of the World of Azuria podcast immerses us in Genevieve's lycanthropy infection. She races through the Hallowed Wood in the hope that she can find the lone druid who can help her in time. IntroductionHello adventurers, And welcome to season two, episode fourteen 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 oth...


Fires, Friendship, and Emerging Quests: Buried Heroes, Age of Azuria Book One, Chapter Eleven
#13
07/20/2021

Episode twenty-three of the World of Azuria podcast deepens our understanding of the Vagarveil Wood as Mara, Persephonie, Cassian, Iellieth, and Marcon sit down to share a meal together and discuss the revelations of the druids’ meeting. IntroductionHello adventurers, And welcome to season two, episode thirteen 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...


Friends Old and New in the Vagarveil Wood: Buried Heroes, Age of Azuria Book One, Chapter Ten
#12
07/13/2021

Episode twenty-two of the World of Azuria podcast delves back into the Vagarveil Wood with a tense discussion between Yvayne and Mara and a debate among the conclave druids. Iellieth learns more about Marcon's past and makes a new friend. IntroductionHello adventurers, And welcome to season two, episode eleven 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 no...


Buried Heroes, Age of Azuria Book One, Chapter Nine
#11
07/06/2021

Episode twenty-one of the World of Azuria podcast brings in a special guest reader for chapter nine of Buried Heroes! Teodric's adventures on the Infinite Ocean continue as he recovers from Syleste's renewed spell. IntroductionHello adventurers, And welcome to season two, episode eleven 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...


Buried Heroes, Age of Azuria Book One, Chapter Eight
#10
06/29/2021

Episode twenty of the World of Azuria podcast introduces the last of our three main characters in Buried Heroes, a young druid from Tor'stre Vahn, Genevieve Vendanges, whose conclave find themselves in a tenuous situation. IntroductionHello adventurers, And welcome to season two, episode ten 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...


Buried Heroes, Age of Azuria Book One, Chapter Seven
#9
06/22/2021

Episode nineteen of the World of Azuria podcast takes us into the heart of Mara's enclave where we find a newly revived Marcon and Iellieth inside the druid's home and learn more about what’s going on with Iellieth’s amulet! IntroductionHello adventurers, And welcome to season two, episode nine 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 n...


Buried Heroes, Age of Azuria Book One, Chapter Six
#8
06/15/2021

Episode eighteen of the World of Azuria podcast returns us to Yvayne's side as she searches through the snow of Torg's Peak for Iellieth. IntroductionHello adventurers, And welcome to season two, episode eight 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...


Buried Heroes, Age of Azuria Book One, Chapter Five
#7
05/18/2021

Episode seventeen of the World of Azuria podcast picks up with Iellieth falling through the air after releasing the rope that led to the lower chamber of the mountain hideaway she discovered. IntroductionHello adventurers, And welcome to season two, episode seven 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 int...


Buried Heroes, Age of Azuria Book One, Chapter Four
#6
05/11/2021

Episode sixteen of the World of Azuria podcast resume Iellieth’s story. We last saw her in chapter two as she prepared to transmigrate to Hadvar with her family. But her amulet began to hover and glow just before the transmigration began... IntroductionHello adventurers, And welcome to season two, episode six 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...


Buried Heroes, Age of Azuria Book One, Chapter Three
#5
04/20/2021

Episode fifteen of the World of Azuria podcast reintroduces Teodric Adhemar, first seen as a young tot in Aurora. Teodric now plays a dangerous game on the high seas, attempting to maintain the favor of the dread pirate Syleste. IntroductionHello adventurers, And welcome to season two, episode five 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...


Buried Heroes, Age of Azuria Book One, Chapter Two
#4
04/15/2021

Episode fourteen of the World of Azuria podcast takes us deeper into Iellieth's life in Io Keep as she retreats to her room following a confrontation with her mother and stepfather. However, she has a surprise visitor waiting for her! But not even her best friend can prevent the unspooling events of that afternoon. IntroductionHello adventurers, And welcome to season two, episode four 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 swe...


The Ballad of Hugh and Lilia, Excerpted from Song of Parting
#3
04/09/2021

Episode fourteen of the World of Azuria podcast takes us back into Azuria's past with "The Ballad of Hugh and Lilia," one of the oldest love stories in the world's lore. Here at the beginning of their story, an unsuspecting lycan alpha encounters a fae reyanna deep in the forest. IntroductionHello adventurers, And welcome to season two, episode three 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 ma...


Buried Heroes, Age of Azuria Book One, Chapter One
#2
04/06/2021

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...


Buried Heroes, Age of Azuria Book One, Prologue
#1
03/23/2021

Hello adventurers, And welcome to season two, episode one 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...


A Reflection on Aurora by the Author, Beth Ball
#11
03/19/2021

In this eleventh episode of the World of Azuria podcast, Beth shares why she chose Aurora as the introductory story for the Age of Azuria epic fantasy series. Episode Introduction Why this novella and this story? Part of what I wanted to convey with Aurora as the prequel novella for the Age of Azuria series was that, when we really dig into them, it’s difficult to uncover a story’s true moment of initiation. Book one in the series, Buried Heroes, starts with its own origin point to Iellieth’s story, but those events wouldn’t have transpired were it...


Aurora, An Age of Azuria Novella, Ch 9
#10
03/16/2021

In this tenth episode of the World of Azuria podcast, we return to the epic fantasy world of Azuria with chapter eight 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 nine of Aurora, the prequel novella for the Age of Azuria epic fantasy series.  My name is Beth Ball, the author of the Age of Azuria series, which we’ll be exploring in this podcast. In some episodes, we’ll travel thro...


Aurora, An Age of Azuria Novella, Ch 8
#9
03/12/2021

In this ninth episode of the World of Azuria podcast, we return to the epic fantasy world of Azuria with chapter eight 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 eight of Aurora, the prequel novella for the Age of Azuria epic fantasy series.  My name is Beth Ball, and I’m the author of the Age of Azuria series, which we’ll be exploring in this podcast. In some episodes, we’l...


Aurora, An Age of Azuria Novella, Ch 7
#8
03/09/2021

In this eighth episode of the World of Azuria podcast, we return to the high fantasy world of Azuria with chapter seven 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 seven 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...


Aurora, An Age of Azuria Novella, Ch 6
#7
03/05/2021

In this seventh episode of the World of Azuria podcast, we return to the high fantasy world of Azuria with chapter six 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 six 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...


Aurora, An Age of Azuria Novella, Ch 5
#6
03/02/2021

In this sixth episode of the World of Azuria podcast, we return to the high fantasy world of Azuria with chapter five 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 five 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...


Esmeralda's Tarot Reading from Aurora, Chapter Four
#5
02/19/2021

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 podc...


Aurora, An Age of Azuria Novella, Chapter 4
#4
02/18/2021

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...


Aurora, An Age of Azuria Novella, Chapter 3
#3
02/12/2021

In this third episode of the World of Azuria podcast, we return to the high fantasy world of Azuria with chapter three 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 three 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...


World of Azuria Introduction
02/11/2021

Thank you so much for checking out the World of Azuria podcast! This episode introduces you to me, Beth Ball, author of the Age of Azuria series, and covers what we'll be exploring together in the World of Azuria podcast! Hello adventurers, And welcome to the World of Azuria podcast! I am so excited to be sharing stories with you here on your favorite podcatcher!  But before we dive into some high fantasy fiction magic, who am I, and what kind of stories am I going to tell?  Well, my name is Beth Ball, and I’m the au...


Aurora, an Age of Azuria Novella, Chapter 2
#2
02/08/2021

In this second episode of the World of Azuria podcast, we dive back into the high fantasy world of Azuria with chapter two 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 two 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 s...


Aurora, an Age of Azuria Novella, Chapter 1
#1
12/19/2020

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...