Melanie Karsak is by far one of my favorite authors. She crosses genres with ease running the gamut of zombie fiction to steampunk to historical fantasy. Her latest novel Hihgland Raven takes Shakespeare's lovely Lady Macbeth and follows her through her youth. We see the young lady join the coven of her destiny and learn not only about life, but love as well.
With smart characters that invoke the spirit of the forest, the lakes, and the land, Karsak's novel is an exciting start to her promising series!
If you enjoy historical fantasy, and appreciate Shakespeare... even if you don't... this is 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. I'm excited to see Lady Macbeth in a light I'm not sure Shakespeare would have bothered with but that offers a back story to one of literature's most tragic females. Sultry scenes sneak up on you, but don't overwhelm the story itself.