Title: Lady Macbeth: Daughter of Ravens
Series: The Saga of Lady Macbeth #1
Published On: December 3rd 2014
Something wicked this way comes . . .
Gruoch is born to rule, but long before she becomes Macbeth’s queen, ancient forces claim her soul.
Marked from birth by the old gods, Gruoch is initiated into the ancient religion of her ancestors and begins learning the mysteries of the Goddess Cerridwen. But not everything is as it seems. Soon the Battle Goddess Morrigu imposes her will, and Gruoch finds herself at the mercy of the Wyrd Sisters.
With King Malcolm plotting, the Wyrd Sisters schooling her in arcane craft, and haunted by dreams of a raven-haired man she’s never met, Gruoch feels her fate is not her own. That is, until she meets a druid named Banquo. Gruoch’s heart is swept away when Banquo awakens something in her more powerful than duty, magic, or destiny: love.
This retelling of Shakespeare’s classic work leads readers through an unforgettable saga of one woman struggling to escape her fate without blood on her hands.
Begin the Lady Mabeth Saga with Lady Macbeth: Daughter of Ravens.
(4 / 5)
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
I’ve never been too into Shakespeare unless you count the Amanda Bynes movie of course! So I wasn’t sure what I was about to get myself into with this book. But the risk paid off in a rich tale of lore and legend that will trap you faster than a fairy ring.
Melanie has a gift for very immersive descriptions. Though that power can be turned for evil apparently, because in describing the delicate nuances of ye olden body odor I was more nauseated than any gore fest zombie puss that I’ve ever read.
The story while perhaps a little lacking in action was a deliciously slow build up for the rest of the series imparting a lot of detail, mythology and definitely setting the stage for the massive conflicts that are sure to rip through the next two books in the series.