Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Lady Macbeth's Daughter by Lisa Klein
Albia has grown up thinking she was the daughter of Geillis living a rather peaceful life living in the Wychelm Wood and the moors. It’s when Macbeth seeks out Albia’s sisters to foresee his further that she begins to piece together her past and true identity. As the only child and daughter of Macbeth, Albia was sent off to be killed when she was an infant. She is saved by the kind act of Rhuven, Lady Macbeth’s servant.
The story intertwines the tales from the play Macbeth with the crimes of her real parents, rivals for the throne, bloodshed, and more. When Albia realizes she too was blessed with the second sight she must make difficult decisions whether to ignore the terrible future or change it.
One does not have to be a Shakespeare fan in order to enjoy this book, but who knows it might inspire some to read more of the Shakespeare’s tales.
Book cover from Follett