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Lady Macbeth - A Novel

Susan King

"I am a granddaughter to a king and daughter to a prince, a wife twice over, a queen as well. I have fought with sword and bow, and struggled fierce to bear my babes into this world. I have loved deeply and hated deeply, too. I know embroidery and hawks and kingship, and more magic than I should admit." Lady Gruadh, called Rue, is the last female descendant of Scotland's most royal line. Married to a powerful northern lord, she is widowed while still carrying his child and forced to marry her husband's murderer: a rising warlord named Macbeth. Encountering danger from Vikings, Saxons, and treacherous Scottish lords, Rue begins to respect the man she once despised-and then realizes that Macbeth's complex ambitions extend beyond the borders of the vast northern region. Among the powerful warlords and their steel-games, only Macbeth can unite Scotland-and his wife's royal blood is the key to his ultimate success. Determined to protect her small 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. From towering crags to misted moors and staunch fortresses, Lady Macbeth transports readers to the heart of eleventh-century Scotland, painting a bold, vivid portrait of a woman much maligned by history.

"I am a granddaughter to a king and daughter to a prince, a wife twice over, a queen as well. I have fought with sword and bow, and struggled fierce to bear my babes into this world. I have loved deeply and hated deeply, too. I know embroidery and hawks and kingship, and more magic than I should admit." Lady Gruadh, called Rue, is the last female descendant of Scotland's most royal line. Married to a powerful northern lord, she is widowed while still carrying his child and forced to marry her husband's murderer: a rising warlord named Macbeth. Encountering danger from Vikings, Saxons, and treacherous Scottish lords, Rue begins to respect the man she once despised-and then realizes that Macbeth's complex ambitions extend beyond the borders of the vast northern region. Among the powerful warlords and their steel-games, only Macbeth can unite Scotland-and his wife's royal blood is the key to his ultimate success. Determined to protect her small 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. From towering crags to misted moors and staunch fortresses, Lady Macbeth transports readers to the heart of eleventh-century Scotland, painting a bold, vivid portrait of a woman much maligned by history.
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"I am a granddaughter to a king and daughter to a prince, a wife twice over, a queen as well. I have fought with sword and bow, and struggled fierce to bear my babes into this world. I have loved deeply and hated deeply, too. I know embroidery and hawks and kingship, and more magic than I should admit." Lady Gruadh, called Rue, is the last female descendant of Scotland's most royal line. Married to a powerful northern lord, she is widowed while still carrying his child and forced to marry her husband's murderer: a rising warlord named Macbeth. Encountering danger from Vikings, Saxons, and treacherous Scottish lords, Rue begins to respect the man she once despised-and then realizes that Macbeth's complex ambitions extend beyond the borders of the vast northern region. Among the powerful warlords and their steel-games, only Macbeth can unite Scotland-and his wife's royal blood is the key to his ultimate success. Determined to protect her small 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. From towering crags to misted moors and staunch fortresses, Lady Macbeth transports readers to the heart of eleventh-century Scotland, painting a bold, vivid portrait of a woman much maligned by history.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Wanda McCaddon

Length:

10h 56m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

07:23


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

24:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

24:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

38:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

32:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

25:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

26:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

24:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

18:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

36:27


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

14:05


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

28:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:25