As I was ordering easy readers for our English section at the bookstore, I was unsure whether I wanted to have graphic novels as well. The representative of Helbling Languages, which distributes the readers in Austria, kindly offered me a sample copy. This does in no way affect my opinion of this book.
At the moment Helbling Languages has stocked four different graphic novels, all of them for levels B1/B2. I was torn between ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘Macbeth’ but in the end I settled for the story with the witches and daggers.
Synopsis: King Duncan would have a united Scotland but it has been divided for centuries. In order to have peace, he sends his armies to subdue those clans who would not pledge their loyalty to him. Amongst the noblemen leading Duncan’s army, is Macbeth, Thane of Glamis. Three witches predict that Macbeth will be made Thane of Cawdor, then king. This promise slowly drives the power-hungry yet loyal Macbeth insane.