Beth Madden is the author of the Treading Twisted Lines series, a fantasy story cycle that will eventually comprise twenty-five independent yet interdependent stories. Titles currently available (in intended reading order) are The Chosen Voice, Under the Bright Water, The Rat, Suddenly Calling, Trials of the Gods' Hands, Trials of the Gods' Hands: The Grid (Book #5.1) and A Courtesy Call.
In addition to writing the Treading Twisted Lines series, Beth has completed several novels. She is currently editing these and brainstorming her next.
Beth received her Bachelors of Science and Arts in 2009 from the University of Queensland, majoring in biomedical science, psychology and Japanese. She then spent two years living and working in Kyoto, Japan, where several inspiring experiences lead to the conception of the Treading Twisted Lines series. She currently works in Brisbane as a transcriber.
on Nov. 13, 2014 :
I found this to be one of the more earthy, grim stories in the Treading Twisting Lines series, with a taste of realism that makes the dark aspects of the story feel darker. The description is well-written and engaging, immersing you in the experience through the eyes of the young unfortunate Rat, a character who holds a poignant mix of naive childish hope and old-before-his time wariness - the perfect witness in a story where innocent facades can be more than deceiving...
I eagerly remain tuned for the next instalment in the TTL series.
(review of free book)