The Madison Chronicles

I’m currently seeking agency representation for the first book in The Madison Chronicles series: Sadie Madison and the Boy In The Crimson Scarf.

This is the first book in The Madison Chronicles: a dark faerietale / fantasy adventure series for ages 9+

Sadie Madison and the Boy In The Crimson Scarf follows Sadie (and her imaginary friend Oliver) as she hunts for the location of Hurtmore House (a mysterious hospital for troubled children). Along the way she uncovers a terrifying prophecy known as theForetelling…

At the beginning of time, theNarrowers were created to collect and store every memory that was ever forgotten in a dimension known as theVents. Now, at the turn of the twentieth century, theForetelling— a prophecy that threatens to tear theVents apart— is poised to reveal itself.

“The child that wields untold power and dominion will be the first born, of the first born, fallen from the highest. For the child that takes everything we hold dear, and locks it away for all time, is the child that puts her fear aside, and leads the others into darkness.”
Throughout The Madison Chronicles Sadie is read bedtime stories by her father Michael. They include The Witch Tree at San Cristophe, The Woman Who Labelled Everything, and The Princess In The Threadbare Gown. But is there more to Michael Madison’s bedtime stories than myth, legend and make-believe? Will Sadie find her way to Hurtmore House? Will she uncover the truth about theForetelling and her place within it? Packed with music, memory, monsters, magic, secrets and betrayal, The Madison Chronicles is a must for fans of His Dark Materials, Harry Potter, Terry Pratchett’s Discworld and the works of Neil Gaiman.

Michael Madison’s bedtime stories

Read the first of Michael Madison’s scary bedtime stories from the Madison Chronicles: The Witch Tree at San Cristophe

Check out the second bedtime story from the Madison Chronicles: The Woman Who Labelled Everything

And here is the third and final bedtime story from the Madison Chronicles: The Princess In The Threadbare Gown

Maps and floorpans

Here are the floorpans for Number 5 Leviathan Crook, Iron Bridge, Norland. This is the house where Sadie Madison lives with her family in The Madison Chronicles. Below, a map of Iron Bridge, a small town on the River Myr nestle deep in the Shadow Valley.

Music for the Madison Chronicles

After reading The Madison Chronicles, composer and performer Christopher Jenkins has written and recorded four pieces of music inspired by the the story. Both Chris and I hope you enjoy them!