Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Lady Macbeth's Daughter
Lady Macbeth's Daughter, by Lisa Klein, has a really crap cover. But it was really, really good.
The story centers around Albia, the lame footed and disappointingly female daughter of the Macbeths who was discarded, then rescued and raised by the Wyrd sisters. When Albia's foster mother Geillis dies, she finds out the truth surrounding her birth, and has to decide whether or not to use her 'sight' to bring down Macbeth. What follows is tragedy, insanity, a fling with Fleance, and a well written yet an abruptly ended novel inspired by Shakespeare.