Book Review: Lady Macbeth (Daughter of Ravens #1) by Melanie Karsak

Published December 11, 2014 by adventuresinbooklandblog
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Lady Macbeth by Melanie Karsak
(Daughter of Ravens #1)
Publication date: December 3rd 2014
Genres: Adult, Fantasy
Synopsis:

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.

 

MY REVIEW

So I am of course a huge English nerd and appreciate all writing, especially Shakespeare! When I saw that Lady Macbeth was a book, I couldn’t pass up the chance to read a story from her point of view. It is always interesting to read a different point of view of a famous worry of literature.

It took me a little while to become engaged with this story, but there were many interesting parts that made me keep reading. I wanted to know more of Lady Macbeth, she seemed to be so innocent at the start and I could not wait to see what happened that made her change. I was really able to feel something for Lady Macbeth, which can be hard for author when the readers already have a dislike for him/her. It was so interesting to see Lady Macbeth’s life while she was living with her aunt and how she cared for her. We were also able to service in the convent and all the other girls who lived there.

I would completely recommend this book for anyone who enjoys books told from the villains point of view of enjoys historical fiction with a touch of fantasy!!!

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AUTHOR BIO

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Melanie Karsak is the author of the Amazon best-selling steampunk series The Airship Racing Chronicles (Chasing the Star Garden and Chasing the  Green Fairy) and the award-wining horror/dark fantasy Harvesting Series.

 

She grew up in rural northwestern Pennsylvania and earned a Master’s degree in English from Gannon University. A steampunk connoisseur, white elephant collector, and zombie whisperer, the author currently lives in Florida with her husband and two children. She is an Instructor of English at Eastern Florida State College.

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