WARFARE 2022-03-18T20:31:38-04:00

Warfare Series by Madison Grace

I’m writing a series of historical novels called Warfare, set in the Edo period in Japan (with some historical liberties taken).

I’m focusing on the first book for now!

If you’d like to stay up to date with this novel’s progress, follow me on MyWriteClub!

Page last updated: March 18, 2022

Warfare Book I

Assassin Kira Ashi wants nothing more than respect in a culture of death before dishonor. But when she’s captured by samurai and forced to work against the only person who made respect possible for her, she has to face her worst fear or let it hold her captive.

Status: Being edited

Drafts: 5

Cover: Just a mock cover for now; made by me

Alpha reading: Invite only

Beta reading: Invite only for now, but I may open it up to the public in the future. Subscribe to this blog to be notified when beta reading signup is available.



  1. Welcome – Madison Grace, Author December 31, 2017 at 1:44 pm - Reply

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  2. daisypaquet January 1, 2018 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    *insert fangirl screaming and much throwing of confetti*

  3. silverfoxstudios January 2, 2018 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Those books sound so amazing!!! The literally sound like something a professional author would write. I’m not saying that you aren’t professional. It sounds like a book Margret Patterson Haddix or some one like that would write. But when the publisher read it, I can only imagine the look when they find out a 14 year old wrote it. 😮 It’ll be legendary! I hope you have fun writing your book!

    • Madison Grace January 3, 2018 at 1:19 pm - Reply

      Oh my goodness, thank you SO much! That means so much! I’m so glad you think they sound good!! <3 Thank you so much again!

  4. Kirstyn January 8, 2018 at 7:13 pm - Reply


    Lea: You don’t even know which one to publish first.


    Lea: O–kayy…

    For your information, I’m seriously thinking about The Raven and the Sparrow.

    Lea: Fine then.

    • Madison Grace January 9, 2018 at 6:22 pm - Reply

      Haha, I’d love to design your covers except my schedule is so slammed that I’d probably get them to you super late! *facepalm*

      • Kirstyn January 9, 2018 at 6:47 pm - Reply

        We’ll just start early then! 😉

        • Madison Grace January 12, 2018 at 7:06 pm - Reply

          Would you like me to design some covers for you? ?

          • kirstyntodd January 21, 2018 at 3:09 pm - Reply

            Start designing, Madi! Whenever you got time. 😉

            The Raven and the Sparrow
            Raven hates his twin sister. A lot. His twin sister hates him, too. A lot. They play a lot of nasty tricks on each other to show it. When Sparrow takes her revenge too far, the twins’ parents decide to send them on a correctional ship cruise for troubled children. Raven is determined to remain in a relationship of hatred toward his sister. But then something very bad happens to his sister, and suddenly his attitude changes. How could he hate her?

            That was a really horrible description, but it gives you some info so you can design the right cover. 😉

            • Madison Grace January 24, 2018 at 6:35 pm - Reply

              I can’t wait! *rubs hands evilly* Your novel sounds awesome! The only thing I need is an image or two to work with — I’m not allowed to search Google for any images or anything, but I can edit them and add text and make it look as cool as possible! XD

              • kirstyntodd January 24, 2018 at 6:59 pm - Reply

                HEHE okay. I’ll try to find some.

              • kirstyntodd January 24, 2018 at 7:08 pm - Reply

                Can you please explain to me what ideas you have in mind, though? I don’t know what to search for…

                • Madison Grace January 27, 2018 at 2:45 am - Reply

                  Some ideas for pictures I had are pictures of a ship, silhouette of a boy and a girl on a ship, or a silhouette of a boy and a girl.

                  • kirstyntodd January 30, 2018 at 12:59 pm - Reply

                    Okay. I’ll see what I can find.

                  • kirstyntodd January 30, 2018 at 3:33 pm - Reply

                    I e-mailed you what I found. Can you believe I found NOTHING on Canva?!

                    • Madison Grace February 1, 2018 at 6:03 pm

                      Thanks! I’ll work on the covers ASAP. BAD CANVA.

      • Kirstyn January 11, 2018 at 7:03 pm - Reply

        Either you disappeared or my comment did. 😉


      • kirstyntodd January 12, 2018 at 4:03 pm - Reply

        I’m having a fangirl attack right now… Lol I literally marked the first week of May 2019 on my computer’s calendar. I’m sure you can guess why. XD

  5. Lana January 22, 2018 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Hi! This is Lana from The Music of Words. I just wanted to say that your novels sound really awesome! 😀 I can’t wait for them to come out because they sound like something I would love reading!

    • Madison Grace January 27, 2018 at 2:31 am - Reply

      Hey, Lana! Thanks so much for stopping by! And aww, thank you so much — that means so much to me! I followed your lovely blog. 😀

      • Lana January 29, 2018 at 8:53 pm - Reply

        No problem! And wow, thank you! 😀

  6. kirstyntodd January 23, 2018 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    Madi, you stole Ari’s beautiful name from me. I like that name. Mine. MINE!!

    • Madison Grace January 27, 2018 at 2:39 am - Reply

      Every time I see someone use the name Ari somewhere, I always think they stole it from me. ?

      • kirstyntodd January 30, 2018 at 1:01 pm - Reply

        I actually met a cute little four-year-old girl named Ari. That’s where I first heard the name.

  7. Blue January 23, 2018 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    MADIII. I won’t know who Ari’s children are until I’m FIFTEEN, gosh darn it! I am so ready for the baby that I DREW YOU FANART of four possible babies and 2 grown-up AriKids. Which I will send you, I promise, but you will owe me snippets. Deal?:P

    • Madison Grace January 23, 2018 at 5:51 pm - Reply

      Would you like the biggest spoiler of your life?

      • kirstyntodd January 23, 2018 at 7:22 pm - Reply


        • Madison Grace January 27, 2018 at 2:41 am - Reply

          THEN DON’T LOOK! >:D

          • kirstyntodd January 30, 2018 at 1:11 pm - Reply


      • Blue January 25, 2018 at 10:27 pm - Reply

        BRING IT.
        And then I’ll give you the fanart. I completely forgot to upload it.:P

        • Madison Grace January 27, 2018 at 2:49 am - Reply

          EDIT: spoiler deleted; no longer applies to story

          *laughs morbidly* I just love torturing my characters, don’t you?

          • Blue January 29, 2018 at 10:41 am - Reply

            *reassembles your exploded pieces*
            If you do a speech impediment, since I actually researched Broca’s Aphasia after having to delete most everything on my WIP, I might be able to help you with that! It’ll be awhile before you write that, and Broca’s Aphasia probably wouldn’t quite fit the criteria, but I could probably help you portray his speech disability? And also, a speech problem is NOT a small thing. You can’t communicate correctly and it’s hard for everyone, and as the son of a warrior king and queen who go on missions, it might be hard for him to follow in his parent’s footsteps. And also PUBERTY because of the mood swings will be FUUN with a speech disability (though really Puberty with Ari and Hinoki’s Child will be interesting even if he doesn’t speak correctly:P) A facial deformity is kinda a big deal, yes, but speech impediments are worse.
            And that’s what happens when Blue actually does research. Fear her.:P
            And yes I LOVE torturing my poor little characters. My character September (who happens to be the one with Broca’s Aphasia) actually has a miscarriage too, but under different circumstances. Ari and September would probably get along well.
            Lastly, if you haven’t already, you should try the Duolingo thing I showed you when we sprinted together, because personally I think that at least knowing some hiragana, some katakana, and some kanji will go a long way in what you’re writing. Same goes for any book set in a country that mainly uses a language other than English, or a bilingual character. And maybe you could get it to be part of your schoolwork, I’m sure a foreign language is a good thing to add to your curriculum, and just 2 lessons a day would probably only take 10-20 minutes, and it’s FUN. That’s the only reason I’m still learning French.
            And, this is the last thing I swear, I’d like to sprint again at some point if you can, my braces appointment got moved to Wednesday but I think that it’s in the morning so I’d be able to sprint in the evening. Though you will probably see a lot of me complaining over how much my teeth hurt if we do it that day.:P

            • Madison Grace February 1, 2018 at 6:02 pm - Reply


              Yeah, I’m adding a ton of Japanese words into my novel, and it’s really upping the experience for my alphas (or so they say haha XD) Thanks for giving me that link! I still have it saved.


              Sorry I missed that day! What other times work well for sprinting?

              • Blue February 7, 2018 at 11:20 pm - Reply

                I took forever getting back to you, but I get off school at 2 or 3 these days, so I can probably sprint at any time after until 10:30 when I am forced to actually go to bed, except for maybe 6 through 7 or 8, because of dinner. But dinner isn’t at a specific time each day, just sometime in that time frame, and we watch Star Wars: Rebels (EZRA IS LIKE MY LIFEBLOOD KAY) so I’m the complicated one today! An tomorrow I am watching the opening of the olympics, I don’t know what time that’s gonna be but probably late. I guess probably Saturdays would work best, unless you’re willing to get up at 7 (I’m not allowed to set my alarm for earlier because… actually they never gave me a reason..) but then I’d only be able to sprint until 8:15 because duty calls!

                • Madison Grace February 9, 2018 at 6:58 pm - Reply

                  WAAAA NONE OF THOSE TIMES WORK FOR ME. *cries* What about… waking up early to sprint?

                  • Blue February 10, 2018 at 10:54 am - Reply

                    You know? Perhaps I shall break the rule of getting up before 7, I’ll put my headphones on my phone so nobody hears. ? So what time then?

                    • Madison Grace February 12, 2018 at 8:05 pm

                      I’m still trying to work out my wacky schedule — MY PARENTS NEVER STOP CHANGING IT ASDFGHJKL — but I’ll totally let you know. *wails*

                    • Blue February 17, 2018 at 6:07 pm

                      Alright, I’ll be refreshing this tab! (Also as of next week Saturdays won’t work until after sundown and Fridays won’t work after sundown because I’m going to start observing Shabbat, but I can wake up early any other day of the week as long as I don’t wake anyone else and I do my chores at 8:00 and I’m ready for school at 9:00)

                    • Madison Grace February 20, 2018 at 4:25 pm

                      I’m trying to figure out a writing schedule (I’m debating between lots of words one day a week or writing every day of the week) so I’ll let you know when I find one that works!

  8. Blue January 26, 2018 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Before you tell me, here’s your fanart. I lost the picture of the other 2 baby AriKids so you get Jakuri-n and Akihiko and not Daigo and Yuri. Jakuri-n and Akihiko are cuter anyways:P
    If you can’t read what Hinoki is saying (I didn’t draw him because I can’t really draw dudes) it says: “Ari! Jakuri-n got into your eyeliner and she put it on correctly! I thought we didn’t have to deal with the Terrible Teens until she was thirteen!”
    Also, the chair that Akihiko is sitting on has some actual Hiragana characters.
    (This is the ‘grown-up’ AriKids, Jakuri-n is 14 and Akihiko is ten.)
    If you can’t read what Jakuri-n is reading, it says: “Akihiko, I will end you!” She’s holding a comb in one hand and her mask in the other.
    If you can’t read what she’s saying now, she’s saying: “Mo-om, Akihiko put gum in my comb!”
    If you can’t read what Ari’s saying, she’s saying: “Jakuri-n, put your mask back on. Akihiko, I swear if you put gum in her comb again I’m taking away your sword.”
    Also sorry if I sounded whiny or complain-y in the first comment.

    • Madison Grace January 27, 2018 at 2:54 am - Reply



      Akihiko’s little smirk in the last picture ??? AND YOU DREW ARI SO WELL I LOVE HER.

      And you didn’t! At least, you didn’t sound that way to me. XD

  9. Blue January 29, 2018 at 10:44 am - Reply

    also the cover for reason enough looks like you took a selfie in your car and photoshopped ari in okay now i’m done:p

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  12. olivehiddenhollow March 12, 2018 at 11:32 am - Reply

    i just dropped by to read the blurbs because i just finished alpha reading the first and i wanna know whats going to happen.
    and “no extreme violence” HAHAHAHAHA. what you call breaking every bone in your body and beaten bloody several time and the fate of those kids you talked about…why did i read that spoiler comment. why. i’m an emotional mess right now. MY POOR PRECIOUS CINNAMON CHARACTERS. *wails* *mutters about evil authors* *goes to find chocolate and calm down*
    these books are amazing. (aT bReAkInG tHiNgS)
    Most crazily, ~Olive

    • Madison Grace March 14, 2018 at 1:13 pm - Reply

      ?? By “extreme” violence I mean describing it in detail / gore, which I don’t do. ?

      Nothing is set in stone yet but [edit: spoiler deleted; no longer applies to story] ?

      AWWW YOU POOR DEAR… chocolate?


      • Olive March 14, 2018 at 4:54 pm - Reply

        Yeah but STILL….??
        *LOUD ANGRY RASPBERRY* …..why isn’t there a emoji with its tounge sticking out and angry eyebrows. ?
        Most crazily, ~Olive

  13. Hannah April 9, 2018 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    Ahh, your books look so amazing! 🙂 🙂 🙂 I’m also writing a book (something new to me) and you are an amazing inspiration of what a teen girl can do!

    • Madison Grace April 13, 2018 at 10:44 pm - Reply

      Aww, thank you so much, Hannah!! You are the sweetest. <3 Best of luck with your book -- if there's anything I can do to help, let me know!

  14. Skipper Spirit April 21, 2018 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait until they come out!

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  16. Ave December 21, 2018 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Will the 2nd draft of “The Pursuit of No One” really not start until 2020?

    • Madison Grace December 23, 2018 at 2:37 pm - Reply

      It actually might not start until much, much later. I’ve had to stop all writing due to some chronic health issues.

  17. Victoria January 7, 2020 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    I wish that there was more clean Christian middle school books for girls.

  18. Victoria January 23, 2020 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    When are you going to release your book?!

  19. Victoria January 29, 2020 at 11:02 am - Reply

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE RELEASE YOUR BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Madison Grace March 17, 2020 at 12:31 pm - Reply

      Awwww, thank you!! I haven’t finished writing it yet, but as soon as I’m done, I’ll search for publishers for it. If no one is willing to publish it, I will most likely release it myself just for my readers.

      • Victoria May 4, 2020 at 2:56 pm - Reply

        I’m sooo excited!!

        • Victoria May 4, 2020 at 3:11 pm - Reply

          Your welcome, Madi!

          • Victoria May 4, 2020 at 3:12 pm - Reply

            Oh, my goodness. I can’t believe it! I tried to type something but I can’t! It won’t allow me to post it! Ugh!

  20. Mallory O'Bier April 27, 2020 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    Your story sounds so cool! The setting intrigues me. I am fascinated by foreign storytelling, languages, and cultures, especially that of Japan and South Korea. I hope I get the chance to read it someday! 🙂

    • Madison Grace November 30, 2020 at 2:38 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Mallory! I hope you get a chance to read it someday, too! I hope to get it published!

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