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Will admit that I ve never actually read or seen Macbeth so I on t know the storyThis book seems to be an introduction to Gruoch and set before she even meets Macbeth I enjoyed this book but I will admit that the pacing was a little odd The plot seems to be a mash of multiple stories and myths from Celtic folklore but that is exactly what I am in the mood for right now so I really enjoyed reading it I almost felt like I was Connexity doing a uiz seeing how manyifferent Celtic myths I noticed throughoutI really liked reading from Gruoch s POV and I look forward to starting the next book in the series Highland Blood tonight I m just hoping that the second book will have a slightly uicker pace we will see The End Bambi Nooooooooooo It can t be overFrantically checking Audible to see if the next book is out No Gah flailsIt s been a while since I had that reaction to the end of a book but I was utterly captivated by Highland Raven It was just so so magical for lack of a better word And I can t say enough good things about the narrator Lesley Parkin She really A Personal Influence did a fabulous job with the accents and tenor of the story she brought all the characters and the setting to life with a lyrical cadenceSo this story is about Shakespeare s Lady MacBeth with some paranormal twists Now it has been many years since I read Shakespeare in school so I really can t much about the correlation between this story and Shakespeare And I could really care less the storylines meshed or not I was thoroughly entertained by Melanie Karsak s talePledged to the Morrigan at her birth by her vengeanceriven father our heroine is known by many names Gruoch Corbie Boudica Cerridwen Lady MacBeth She is of the royal line of MacAlpin with ties to the thrones of Scotland and Ireland Cerridwen s family follows the old Gods at a time when Christianity is sweeping the land so the story is full of Celtic and Pictish rituals and mythology But Karsak weaves even magic into the story with fae interludes prophecy wizardry and travel between realms I liked Cerridwen as our warrior woman heroine I loved that she was capable and curious and emotional At this point I m not really seeing Cerridwen as Lady MacBeth she is a young girl who is stretching her wings literally to learn family traditions and cope with her fate as best she canI am not usually a fan of the love triangle but this one has me uite intrigued I was very excited by Cerridwen s visions of a raven haired man with eyes full of love I thought I had an epic love story on my hands But then along comes Banuo who had a special connection to Boudica as Prasutagus We see a lot of soul magic happening and it appears that Cerridwen and Banuo have been reconnecting time and again through each life So not remembering much MacBeth at the time I was confused as to whose team I should be on I think this allowed me to really feel the same conflict that Cerridwen was feeling when she had the soul Americas First City deep connection on one hand but was still curious about the raven haired man from her visions on the other handThis story ended on a cliffhanger and I absolutely cannot wait to see what s next in store for Cerridwen and MacBeth I only wish these stories were longer because I was not ready for this one to end While I am sure reading the story in print is great I highly encourage you to give it a shot in audio because the narrator is fantasticI received a copy of this audiobook at no cost from the author in exchange for an honest review Full review posted at Bambi Unbridled 3 12 startspacing was a bit odd but overall aifferent yet enjoyable read 45 StarsWow what a storyFirst of all look at that cover 3The end left a lot of uestions but the rest of the story was beautiful and magical OK I have to confess I got this book because of the cover Highlands stone circle my Outlander loving heart just started beating faster Then when I started reading I couldn t stop Celtic mythology the old ways Scotland and magicI was lost in time and could have stayed hidden in the coven forever The story was over way too soon and now I just can t wait to follow this raven on her journey onward Thank you Melanie for lifting the veil and showing me the ways of the Goddess. Will relish this sweeping Scottish Historical Fantasy that tells the tale of Gruoch a woman struggling to escape her fate without blood on her hands A great novel that captures realistically a world of witches and fairies warrior women and barbaric men and a woman exploring a life she had no idea existed Author Carrie L Wells A rich tale of lore and legend that will trap you faster than a fairy ring Fabulous and Fun Book Review.

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35 stars I think I ve burned through all the worthwhile Highland novels and while futilely searching for this showed up as a suggestion in my feed Marketed as a book about the old gods of the Isles and appealing to fans of Outlander and Mists of Avalon both of which I really enjoyed I was totally lost The first book completely Bone Mountain (Inspector Shan, drew me in The ways of the old gods are always fascinating for me to read about I like contemplating other ways of living other religions and practices and other ways of viewing the world This is not an accurately historical novel a lot of creative license was taken you need to know that up front or you may beisappointed This is a fantasy novel And the pace of these novels Neutered by the vet (The League of Dominant Women does move along kind of slowly but it will be at least a 4 novel series when the 4th book comes out and maybe so it s kind of a saga and if you go into it knowing that it sits better Besides that Iidn t mind the slow pace when I found the characters and setting enchanting if somewhat Charity Girl dismal this is Lady Macbeth we re talking about here after all These are also not very fluffy in terms of feel good emotions and happenings This is a gritty graphic violent sexually free series where the realities of life as a woman at this time are often very grim Despite all of thoseisclaimers I really enjoyed this first book and the rest of the series so far Ah I really wanted to like this one The premise was so intriguing and Alipio drew me in A Macbeth retelling in Lady Macbeth s voice with a lot of historical fantasy elements thrown in and reframing the tale in the religious struggles of theark ages between traditional pagan worship and the spread of the White Christ Unfortunately I Seducing Ingrid Bergman didn t like it so muchI should mention the book s abrupt ending I know it s only the first book in a four part series But nonetheless I think it is bad form to end the book so abruptly This was a minor point howeverWhat really bothered me was throwing in everything but the kitchen sink which bred a kind of Mary Sueism Lady Macbeth Gruoch is a heck of a character to work with and historically her lineage was impressive I knew the book would have historical fantasy in it so I accepted it just fine when she learns ancient magic in a pagan coven Then it turns out she s the incarnation of Cerridwen a very powerful goddess Wow That s uite something But she s alsoestined to become one of the Wyrd sisters practising The Guardship (Thomas Marlowe, dark otherworld magic too Okay this character is really extremely powerful Oh but she s also a reincarnation of the ancient ueen Boudicca Uh And that s kind of a problem Gruoch is too special She simultaneously holds several very important and powerful positions which stretches suspension ofisbelief not to mention threatens the tension in the story because there s very few who actually have power than she A Secret Place does To be honest I think the story would have been better if Gruoch had not been an incarnation of Cerridwen or Boudicca She already had enough going on with joining a coven and becoming a Wyrd sister not to mention being born so close to the crown That s enough specialness for anyone to handleAnd then there were the sex scenes which were too heavy on the purple prose for my tastes andidn t seem to fit with the tone of the rest of the storyI also wanted to mention that I initially started this book as an audiobook but uickly switched to a standard book because I Scandalous (Playing with Fire didn t enjoy the narratorI guess I won t be continuing with this series4 out of 10 This is one of those stories I wasrawn into and really enjoyed yet it s Brute Force (Nick Stone, difficult to write about Ion t want to give away anything as I want you to have all the feels as you experience the story as wellThis story is Gruoch s Who is Gruoch She s who we know as MacBeth This story tells of what she s experienced as she has grown up On the Beautiful Breasts Pictures day she was born her father called to the goddess That goddess has answered and will call on Gruoch when she s older Gruoch lives a good but at timesifficult life with her aunt as her father fights for their king and his brother But then finds she lives permanently with her aunt when her father To Risks Unknown dies on a mission for his brotherThe story really gets going for me when Gruoch receives the. Destined to become ueen of Scotland Bound by blood to the Celtic gods Scotland 1026 Gruochescendant of the line of MacAlpin should have been born into a life of ease But fate is fickle Her father's untimely eath rud to have been plotted by King Malcolm leaves her future uncertain and stained by the prophecy that she will avenge her family line Escaping to one of the last strongholds of the old Celtic gods Gruoch becomes an ad.

Message that it s time to go live with the ladies of the goddess and learn the ways of old However Gruoch is ifferent She s of an older blood Soul magic Gruoch finds who she was by who she meetsFULL REVIEWThis audiobook was provided by the author narrator or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast The Vampire Next Door (Strange Neighbors, dot com at my reuestGruoch raised by her loving aunt and cruel husband isestined to be called by the goddess When the goddess calls Aunt Madelaine tells her husband that Gruoch is going to a convent to study the White Christ but truly she s going to learn the old ways of their peopleThis is the first story I ve heard narrated by Lesley and I m highly impressed The thick accent of the time and place comes through and feels genuine Emotion and spirits of the characters come through the rise and fall of her tone I was really Any Girl Can Be a CandyKiss Girl! / Tea with the Birds / The G-SUS Gene drawn to her narration Lesley even givesifferent feel to voices for Scandal! different charactersThe writing feels so real when I listen to Lesley narrate The brutal treatment woman lived under as wives and servants alike The story starts slower setting the stage of where Gruoch comes from and what she s seen to bring her to who she is This is Lady MacBeth and her journey through lifeThis is one of those stories I wasrawn into and really enjoyed yet it s The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel difficult to write about Ion t want to give away anything as I want you to have all the feels as you experience the story as wellThis story is Gruoch s Who is Gruoch She s who we know as MacBeth This story tells of what she s experienced as she has grown up On the Pilgrimage (1920) day she was born her father called to the goddess That goddess has answered and will call on Gruoch when she s older Gruoch lives a good but at timesifficult life with her aunt as her father fights for their king and his brother But then finds she lives permanently with her aunt when her father Shapely Ankle Preferrd dies on a mission for his brotherGruoch has lived through much with the way woman are seen and treated in this time Watching the hatred and love that men could show woman but mostly the mistreatment above all She s even been at the receiving end as wellThe story really gets going for me when Gruoch receives the message that it s time to go live with the ladies of the goddess and learn the ways of old However Gruoch isifferent She s of an older blood Soul magic Gruoch finds who she was by who she meets There is a magical feel of old ways to all Gruoch lives through She has a connection to the goddess she believes thanks to her father s Sword at Sunset doing at her birth I love when Gruoch goes to the ladies all that she learns and sees so much magicAaah Sid Sid is veryifferent She s alone in seeing the faerie folk And she can really see them Gruoch sees enough to believe it and so Fair Play (Zephyr Ranch do I Sid shows Gruoch her past life one they shared And when Druid named Banuo arrives at the holiday celebration Gruoch sees of that past life A past life she loves and wouldo anything to have again However Gruoch is having visions of another man And this man can see her as well Who is he and what oes he mean to her And the goddess has other plans for GruochGruoch is one strong woman She witnesses abuse and stands in it s face when she realizes at a young age as to what s happening Even when that abuse finds her Gruoch also feels love She finds ear friends and the man that s ear to her She stands for herself and not just as a pawn for her uncle the King to pass around although she knows she could be married off as a political pieceI enjoyed the magical feel we get while Gruoch is learning the old ways of her people This story is set in Scotland and we get that magical historical feel from itThere is books to come with Gruoch and her life I know there s to come as we haven t gotten through MacBeth s story fully yet and I very much look forward to what s to come LOVED the characters in this book and the Celtic feel of the storytelling and world Highly recommended I recently bought a kindle paperwhite so thought this would be the perfect time to read some of the Scottish inspired books I ve got on my TBR Highland Raven is set in Scotland in 1026 and follows Gruoch who goes on to become the wife of Macbeth Ept in arcane craft Her encounters with the otherworld however suggest that magic runs stronger in Scotland than she ever imagined Haunted by reams of a raven haired man she's never met Gruoch soon feels her fate is not her own She is uty bound to wed a powerful lord if not the Prince himself; however she's not sure she can stop her heart when she meets Banuo a gallant highlander and ruid Fans of Outlander and Mists of Avalon.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melanie Karsak is the author of The Airship Racing Chronicles The Harvesting Series The Celtic Blood Series Steampunk Red Riding Hood and Steampunk Fairy Tales A steampunk connoisseur zombie whisperer and heir to the iron throne the author currently lives in Florida with her husband and two children She is an Assistant Professor of English a