‘Vikings’ Season 4 Part 2: Episode 17 Recap, “The Great Army”

Welcome to the recap for Episode 17, entitled “The Great Army,” of Season 4 Part 2 of Vikings.

Mediterranean

Poor Bjorn Ironside (Alexander Ludwig), just when he finally gets to the Mediterranean and can claim greater fame than his father by travelling further than any other Viking ever, Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) goes and dies on him. Thanks to Odin’s (André Eriksen) visit in Episode 16 of Vikings, Bjorn now has to turn around and head on home to Kattegat.

On the way home, Rollo (Clive Standen) is given the choice to return to Frankia or be killed once he sets foot on Kattegat soil. No surprise Rollo chooses Frankia, even if his wife is as feral as wounded cat when he does get home. Needless to say their reunion is so heated History Channel isn’t even game to translate the words coming out of Gisla’s mouth.

Source: ‘Vikings’ Season 4 Part 2: Episode 17 Recap, “The Great Army”

Posted in History Channel, Vikings | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Vikings’ Season 4 Part 2: Episode 16 Recap, “Crossings”

Welcome to the recap for Episode 16, entitled “Crossings,” of Season 4 Part 2 of Vikings.

So, you know karma is a bitch when you realise Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) killed Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland) not because it was the Viking thing to do, but because she had an idea in her head that by taking out the competition, Ragnar would return from England and join her as joint ruler of Kattegat again.

Now, instead, Lagertha has the Seer’s (John Kavanagh) prophecy that she will be killed by one of Ragnar’s sons ringing in her ears as she tries to fortify Kattegat …

Source: ‘Vikings’ Season 4 Part 2: Episode 16 Recap, “Crossings”

Posted in Vikings | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Vikings’ Season 4 Part 2: Episode 15 Recap, “All His Angels”

So, shit got real in Episode 15 of Vikings. Like so real. So goddamned real that it hurts.

Here’s what went down in Episode 15 (entitled “All His Angels”) of Season 4 of History’s Vikings.

That Shitty Place Where King Aelle Lives (Otherwise Known as England)

Basically, the entirety of Episode 16 occurs in England and revolves around Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) and his little chat with King Ecbert (Linus Roache). Ragnar still has a death wish and Ecbert has agreed to hand him over to King Aelle (Ivan Kaye). Before this happens though, Ecbert lets Ragnar have one final visit with his son, Ivar (Alex Hogh). Because everyone thinks Ivar is nothing more than a cripple and Ragnar would never, ever have anything up his sleeve …

Source: ‘Vikings’ Season 4 Part 2: Episode 15 Recap, “All His Angels”

Posted in History Channel, Vikings | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

COVER REVEAL: ‘#Vikings: The Truth Behind Lagertha And Ragnar’ Gets A Cover Just In Time For the New Year, Edits Still Underway Though

For those of you wanting an update on my latest work in progress, The Truth About Lagertha and Ragnar, I have a shiny new cover to reveal!

Vikings: The Truth About Lagertha and Ragnar by Rachel Tsoumbakos Cover art

© Nejron | Dreamstime.com (Cover design by Rachel Tsoumbakos)

 

Vikings: The Truth About Lagertha and Ragnar has come a long way in such a short amount of time thanks to the work I do for The Inquisitr. In fact, prior to getting hooking on History’s Vikings, of which I written plenty of articles, I had very little knowledge of the Viking age. However, thanks to having to research the history of the Vikings in relation to my articles over the last few years have developed a greater understanding of the sagas.

It is from this that has developed my need to tell Lagertha’s and Ragnar’s tale. While their story only involves one small section of the stories about the Vikings in Saxo Grammaticus’ Gesta Danorum and may not even be a true telling of an actual event, it is a relationship that have captivated the audience of History’s Vikings. Even though, in the TV series, Lagertha and Ragnar have been separated for a long time now, fans are still hoping the Ragertha ship will sail once more.

This year I have been concentrating my research in the story about Lagertha and Ragnar, gathering all the information I could about this tale and sorting out the fact from fiction using as many different historical viewpoints as possible. Most of the year has been filled with this task. Then, when NaNoWriMo came round in November, I spent an entire month getting the first draft of Vikings: The Truth About Lagertha and Ragnar down. I managed to not only do this, but get the required NaNoWriMo word count of 50,000 words by the month’s end. I gave the book (and myself) a little rest after November 30th and then plowed back in to start working on the second draft. Once this is complete, my editor will get a look at it and edits will commence all over again.

But, can the saga of their relationship tell us what will happen in the television show? Maybe not, since the show’s creator, Michael Hirst, sometimes adds creative license to the show. However, the saga can help reveal if Lagertha and Ragnar will get their happy ever after ending. And that is where The Truth Behind Lagertha and Ragnar steps in.

BLURB

“Lagertha was known to be one of the wives of the famous Viking, Ragnar Lodbrok. But did you know they first met each other at a brothel? And just how long did their marriage last? Was Lagertha really the revered shield maiden we see her as today? ‘The Truth About Lagertha and Ragnar’ aims to unravel all these secrets.

‘Vikings: The Truth About Lagertha and Ragnar’ is so much more than a history book though. While Part One examines the historical facts, Part Two brings their whole story to life with an historically accurate novella of their lives.

‘Vikings: The Truth About Lagertha and Ragnar’ aims to discover just how much of what we know of the shield maiden, Lagertha, and the famous Ragnar Lodbrok in popular culture today is actually true.

‘The Truth About’ series explores the historical fact from present day fiction in regards to the Vikings and other key historical figures that existed in the Viking era.”

You can add Vikings: The Truth About Lagertha and Ragnar to your Goodreads reading list. Also, once the next stage of editing is completed (I’m around the halfway mark for this), I should have more idea of a release date, which means you will soon be able to pre-order The Truth About Lagertha and Ragnar on Amazon. If you sign up via email to my blog, you will know as soon as pre-order is available!

[Image via © Nejron | Dreamstime.com/Rachel Tsoumbakos]

Posted in Books, Cover Reveal, Myrddin Publishing Group, NaNoWriMo, New Novel, Rachel Tsoumbakos, The Truth About Lagertha and Ragnar, Vikings | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Vikings’ Season 4 Part 2: Episode 14 Recap, “In the Uncertain Hour Before the Morning”

So, really, only two things went down in this episode of Vikings. However, both of these things were of the epic variety.

Here’s what went down in Episode 14 (entitled “In the Uncertain Hour Before the Morning”) of Season 4 of History’sVikings.

Kattegat

Episode 14 of Vikings sees Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland) finally working out people don’t really like her and concedes defeat to Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), dropping the sword and handing over ownership of Kattegat to Lagertha. She may know she would never win in a battle with a legendary shield maiden, but that doesn’t stop her from trading insults over Ragnar’s (Travis Fimmel) choice to dump Lagertha and shack up with Aslaug …

Source: ‘Vikings’ Season 4 Part 2: Episode 14 Recap, “In the Uncertain Hour Before the Morning”

Posted in History Channel, Vikings | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment