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New Viking Series, "Vikings: The Truth About Aslaug and Ragnar," Endevours to Uncover the Facts

"Vikings: The Truth about Aslaug and Ragnar" is a fiction and nonfiction fusion that aims to uncover the hidden secrets of this famous Viking couple.

Melbourne, Australia, April 17, 2018 --( "Vikings: The Truth About Aslaug and Ragnar" will be Book Three in the Viking Secrets series.

"Vikings: The Truth About Aslaug and Ragnar" is a fiction and nonfiction fusion that aims to delve into the secret lives of the famous Vikings, Aslaug and Ragnar. "Vikings: The Truth About Aslaug and Ragnar" will aim to discover to true story between these Vikings as told in the historical Viking Sagas. Using a fictional retelling, their story will be captured in a way to bring new life into this old saga. Following the fiction section, Part Two of the book will explain the historical aspects of this Viking couple as well as make a comparison between the real story and the currently held misconceptions about them.

This book is slated for worldwide release on April 30 and continues on in the Viking Secrets series.

“In this series, I aim to dispel the current idea that Ragnar and Aslaug's relationship was doomed,” says author, Rachel Tsoumbakos. “Aslaug's relationship with Ragnar was actually a very happy one. In fact, she was the one who almost prevented his death at the hands of King Aelle.”


“Is Aslaug really Ragnar's one true love?

"Can she save him from his own prideful death?

"Plus, how close can one be to their stepson before questions are asked?

"Aslaug was one of Ragnar Lodbrok's wives and bore him many sons. However, prior to meeting him, she spent her childhood locked up in a harp.

"Then, when the harp owner was murdered, she was raised by a beastly pair who insisted Aslaug never wash in order to hide her beauty.

"Once released from this life of miserable slavery, Aslaug went on to marry Ragnar Lodbrok, the famous Viking. She bore many children to him as well as help raise some of his other children. At times, her relationship with one of her stepchildren was considered questionable as she favoured him over even her own children.

"'Vikings: The Truth About Aslaug And Ragnar' will unravel all these secrets and reveal a story that is more interesting than anything you knew about them previously as well as debunking the myth that they relationship was loveless.

"Part One brings the whole story to life with a historically accurate novel of their lives. Part Two then examines the historical facts behind this famous Viking couple.

"The 'Viking Secrets' series explores the historical fact from present day fiction in regards to the Vikings and the extraordinary women who existed in the Viking era.

"Please note: Each of the books in this series can be read as standalone books due to the nature of the sagas involved. Therefore, the book numbering indicates the order in which the stories were published and not the order in which they are required to be read.”

Prior to release, pre-order sales of "Vikings: The Truth About Aslaug and Ragnar" has consistently hit number #1 in the Norse and Icelandic new release category on Amazon.

Currently, the Kindle edition of "Vikings: The Truth About Aslaug and Ragnar" is available for pre-order on Amazon for only $2.99. The recommended retail price for the print edition is $17.99. Leading up to the release of this book, Rachel will also be offering a giveaway as well as a special event on Facebook.

About Rachel Tsoumbakos: Rachel Tsoumbakos is a novelist who also writes for The Inquisitr. Her passion for history has always been at the forefront and she has used her skills in researching for many of her novels. Rachel can be contacted for queries via email:
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