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.
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 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. I hope you enjoyed last week’s episode with our special guest reader, my husband Jonathan who voiced Teodric. I know it’s common practice in audiobooks for the gender of the point of view character to match that of the narrator, so I thought that would be fun to try for Teodric!
In today’s episode, we journey through Chapter Ten where we pick back up with Yvayne and Iellieth. We last saw Yvayne as she saved Genevieve from the ruins of her druid conclave in Tor’stre Vahn, and we last saw Iellieth as she and Marcon prepared to meet the druids of Mara’s conclave. Tor’stre Vahn is on the opposite side of the world from Caldara, the continent where we find Iellieth, and the two land masses are separated by the Infinite Ocean. As we get further into the series, you’ll learn more about the ocean and its naming and how it’s related to the name of Azuria but, between now and then, if you’d like to check out a map of Azuria and its various regions, visit bethballbooks.com/welcome to see all the locations explored in Buried Heroes.
To find out what happens next before new episodes are released every Tuesday, you can find Buried Heroes at bethballbooks.com/shop or at your favorite book retailer. It’s now available for free!
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 bethballbooks.com. You can also find my books worldwide at your favorite bookstore or ask your local librarian to add them to the library catalogue.
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Today’s episode is sponsored by Amber Queen, book three in the Age of Azuria epic fantasy series. Amber Queen picks up our heroes’ stories after the events of Hadvarian Heist, book two. I won’t say more here to avoid spoilers, but it’s such a fun and exciting novel! You can preorder your copy of Amber Queen at bethballbooks.com/shop 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 patreon.com/groveguardianpress. Look for the fae and daimon tiers.
We return to Buried Heroes next Tuesday, July 20th for chapter eleven, where we continue the conversation between Iellieth, Mara, Persephonie, Marcon, and Cassian.
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!