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Shakespeare’s Witches tell Banquo, “Thou Shalt ‘Get Kings Though Thou Be None”. Though Banquo is murdered, his son Fleance gets away. What happened to Fleance? What Kings? As Shakespeare’s audience apparently knew, Banquo was the ancestor of the royal Stewart line. But the road to kingship had a most inauspicious beginning, and we follow Fleance into exile and death, bestowing the Witches’ prophecy on his illegitimate son Walter. Born in Wales and raised in disgrace, Walter’s efforts to understand Banquo’s murder and honor his lineage take him on a long and treacherous journey through England and France before facing his destiny in Scotland.
A well crafted story on the makings of the royal Stewart line. Rochelle masterfully combines history, fiction and myth creating a fascinating and riveting read. No worries if you haven’t read Macbeth, you’ll understand fully where Shakespeare’s Macbeth ends and this story begins.
Banquo is murdered, his son escapes, however the story continues with focus on Banquo’s grandson Walter. The prophecy is through Walter with just the right of amount of supernatural element via the weird sisters to add interest and entertainment. Walter is a solid character, he comes of age, finally he masters control of his anger and pursues predictions.
Rochelle proves originality and executes balance – enough Shakespeare married with fiction equal in weight. Doses of myth suiting the narrative.
Historical fiction enthusiasts with all certainty will enjoy this book. Fans of fantasy with supernatural peppering, political strife and fierce battles will appreciate Mercedes Rochelle’s creative and imaginative page turning tale.
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Born in St. Louis MO with a degree from University of Missouri, Mercedes Rochelle learned about living history as a re-enactor and has been enamored with historical fiction ever since. She lives in Sergeantsville, NJ with her husband in a log home they built themselves.
Heir to a Prophecy Blog Tour
Monday, December 8
Interview & Giveaway at Mina’s Bookshelf
Thursday, December 11
Spotlight at CelticLady’s Reviews
Saturday, December 13
Spotlight at I’d So Rather Be Reading
Monday, December 15
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past
Wednesday, December 17
Spotlight & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus More
Friday, December 19
Review & Giveaway at Broken Teepee
Saturday, December 20
Review at With Her Nose Stuck in a Book
Monday, December 22
Guest Post at Historical Fiction Connection
Tuesday, December 23
Review at Svetlana’s Reads and Views
Friday, December 26
Review at Flashlight Commentary