Lady MacBeth

Lady MacBeth


Lady Macbeth: A Novel

Susan Fraser King

Lady MacBeth

by Susan Fraser King

Trade Paperback now in stores

Reader's Guide Questions
And an excerpt from:
 Queen Hereafter: A Novel of Margaret of Scotland (Crown hardcover, 2010)


Trade Paperback Release
April, 2009 from Three Rivers Press/Random House

Crown Publishers - Random House - Hardcover  -  February 2008
ISBN-10: 0307341747
ISBN-13: 978-0307341747

“A many-faceted reconstruction of Lady Macbeth’s real life and times in 11th century Scotland…fast, lean, remarkably confident…(a) wonderful, winning novel.” – Open Letters Monthly

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Lady Macbeth is also available as a Tantor audio book.

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Special Gift for Readers

To celebrate the release, here’s a gift to you – a beautiful downloadable bookmark in a .pdf form (designed by author Andrea Pickens).

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Print out the bookmark in color on glossy paper or laminate it – and print out more copies for friends to use, too!



     I am 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….

     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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