Fleance is the son of Scottish thane Banquo, friend and then victim of the ruthless Macbeth. Ten years have passed since his father's brutal murder, and still Fleance lives in hiding in the woods of Northern England - his identity cloaked, his birthright denied. With sweet, beautiful Rosie by his side, he has settled into a simple life rather than one of power and prestige.
But every man has his price.
For Fleance is owed great things. The witches prophesied them to his father, and his father's ghost now demands vengeance. A callous murderer must be brought to justice, and there will be no peace for Scotland - or for Fleance - until that day. Sacrificing his life with Rosie, he must steal unobserved back into his homeland to avenge the past and fulfill his father's dying wish.
The choices Fleance makes have the power to change his life, his country - and history.
©2015 T.K. Roxborogh. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I enjoyed this audiobook so much! I am a lover of Shakespeare's writings, he seems to have an amazing grasp of human nature. I also have often wondered what could happen in a sequel to McBeth or Hamlet. Many authors would not be up to the task. This author did very well.
A bit more originality would be nice. The plot is a rather hackneyed tale of star-crossed lovers (pun intended). I'm thinking he was trying to borrow some of the elements of Hamlet, unsuccessfully (or at least very badly). Derivative is probably a kind description.
I couldn't quite make out what accent the narrator thought he was doing (certainly neither Elizabethan english or Scottish) and his idea of a woman's voice appears to be some sort of falsetto. Maybe I would listen to something of his set as modern english, as long as there were no female characters.
Boredom and annoyance. At some point it became so painful to listen to that I had to give up.
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