At age six, Kanara Arrou is whisked from the slums of her birth to serve the powerful Oken family. Acutely aware how the world works, Kana demands only the best from herself, determined the payments sent to her half-beggared family will never cease. But when Lord Ryoichi Oken assumes command over the household, expectations skyrocket to the absurd. Kana no longer serves only her friend Raia, the Okens’ most offbeat daughter. Unwillingly relocated to Oshi Daini, the massive Areas Capital, she is forced to become a bodyguard, an elite student, a tea master, and a kennel hand. Her talents recognised by shady activists as Raia—an activist herself—is stalked by Black Dogs with an unknown agenda, Ryoichi Oken’s abuse of power causes Kana more and more grief, no longer able to focus on what matters most: her pay cheque.
Then the threat drops: to avoid dismissal, Kana is ordered to sink to the lord’s level.
Set in the Four Free Areas, a technologically advanced world where Gods watch from rivers and fantastical arts are practiced by wizards and priests, Suddenly Calling is the fourth instalment of the story cycle Treading Twisted Lines with Darren, Maddi, and Kai.
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About the Author
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.