The Fire of Winter by D.K. Marley is a re-telling of Macbeth told from Lady Macbeth’s perspective.
I loved this book and found it incredibly compelling. I’m a huge fan of Shakespeare and am always interested in seeing how authors adapt his works. I think D.K. Marley’s adaptation was excellent. She has managed to incorporate the main elements of the story while adding her own spin to the story of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. I also particularly enjoyed how she seamlessly interwove quotes from the original play into her own writing, it worked so well in the novel.
I really enjoyed Marley’s writing style and thought it really built up the suspense in the plot. Even though I knew how the story was going to end, I thought the intriguing flow of Marley’s writing really kept me fascinated to see her own take on the plot.
I also thought her characterization of Lady Macbeth was magnificent. She really delves into her personality and who she is more so than the original play. As a result, it makes her descent from an independent, confident woman into a power hungry individual who can’t see reason even more distinct. I thought it was a very interesting character study,
Finally, I also thought that Marley’s depictions of the scenery in Scotland and England were really evocative and beautifully described.
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in a unique take on the story of Macbeth told from a female perspective.
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