Albia has grown up never knowing her father, the powerful Macbeth, or her mother, the grief-wracked Lady Macbeth. Instead she knows the dark lure of the woods and the moors, where she’s been raised by three strange sisters. When the ambitious Macbeth seeks out the sisters to foretell his fate, Albia’s life becomes tangled with that of the man who leaves in his wake nothing but bloodshed. She even falls in love with Fleance, Macbeth’s rival for the throne. When Albia learns that she has second sight, she must decide whether to ignore the terrible future she foresees—or to change it. Will she be able to save the man she loves from her murderous father? And can she forgive her parents their wrongs, or must she destroy them to save Scotland from tyranny?
In this highly anticipated follow-up to Ophelia, Lisa Klein delivers a powerful reimagining of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, featuring a young woman so seamlessly drawn it seems impossible she was not part of the Bard’s original play.
[Shakespeare's] Macbeth is on the reading list of most high school curriculums. And hey - I have to admit, I actually quite liked it, in spite of all that. So this - a fresh spin, a different perspective - definitely looks like it'll be pretty interesting. (And it's doing pretty well in terms of ratings so far on Goodreads, so that always helps.)
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