Heir to a Prophecy
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?
The road to kingship had a most inauspicious beginning, and we follow Fleance into exile and death, passing the Witches' prophecy to his son Walter. Born on the wrong side of the blanket and raised in disgrace, Walter was caught inside of a preordained fate he barely understood. In an effort to untangle Banquo's murder and honor his lineage, Walter moved through events that shaped the course of England and Scotland. He served Harold Godwineson, finding himself in the middle of Harold's Welsh campaign. He fought in the Battle of Hastings before the Witches sent him north to find his destiny in Scotland. What promises did the court of Malcolm III hold for him?