Lady Macbeth: A Novel

  • Publish Date: 2009-04-07
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Susan Fraser King
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From towering crags tomisted moors and formidable fortresses,Lady Macbethtransports readers to the heart of eleventh-century Scotland, painting a bold, vivid portrait of a woman much maligned by history.

Lady Gruadh--Rue--is the last female descendant of Scotlands most royal line. Married to a powerful northern lord, she is widowed while still carrying his child and forced to marry her husbands murderer: a rising warlord named Macbeth. As she encounters danger from Vikings, Saxons, and treacherous Scottish lords, Rue begins to respect the man she once despised. When she learns that Macbeths complex ambitions extend beyond the borders of the vast northern region, she realizes that only Macbeth can unite Scotland. But his wifes royal blood is the key to his ultimate success.

Determined to protect her son and a proud legacy of warrior kings and strong women, Rue invokes the ancient wisdom and secret practices of her female ancestors as she strives to hold her own in a warrior society. Finally, side by side as the last Celtic king and queen of Scotland, she and Macbeth must face the gathering storm brought on by their combined destiny.

This is Lady Macbeth as youve never seen her.