NaNoWriMo 2019: A New Story From The Viking Sagas Emerges

As I previously posted, I participated in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) once again this year.

At the start of the month, I had the outline for a story detailing a new Viking character called Melkorka. Born an Irish princess, she was captured by raiders and sold into captivity. Using silence as her only weapon, Melkorka manages to survive after being sold to a Viking called Hoskuld and introduced to the new country, Iceland.

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Also, at the start of the month, I thought this story would be a short novel that would act as a prequel of sorts for my upcoming series focusing on the love triangle between Gudrun, Bolli, and Kjartan, who all feature in the Sagas of Icelanders.

However, as is the way with some stories, I soon realised that Melkorka’s story needed much more than I originally anticipated. As a result of this, her story has now been broken up into two parts, the first of which is now available for pre-order and will be released in the new year.

So, why not order your copy of The Irish Viking Princess from Amazon today!

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The Irish Viking Princess by Rachel Tsoumbakos


Born into power, sold into slavery. Her only escape is silence.

Melkorka is raised the princess of one of the most powerful men in Ireland. Expecting a life of luxury, instead, she is captured by Rus raiders and sold into slavery.

Eventually, she becomes the property of a Viking man named Hoskuld. It is terrible enough that Melkorka has gone all the way from the highs of being an Irish princess to the lows of a slave but it gets worse: Hoskuld is already married and now she is a concubine slave.

Her only solace is silence and she wields it like a weapon until fate steps in and she discovers that the man who bought her might actually be her greatest ally.

Set in the same world as the Viking Secrets and Valkyrie Secrets series, Melkorka’s tale expands the universe and introduces readers to the epic Icelandic sagas.


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