Nationwide — Over one thousand years ago, the Viking Princess Efanda founded the Russian nation with her husband Prince Rurik during the Viking era. While Rurik has been written about in the history books and a large monument was erected to honor him in Novgorod, Russia, Princess Efanda has not gotten any recognition, history has ignored her. Children’s author Judith Martin has a problem with this, and is campaigning to have Russian President Vladimir Putin build a monument in Russia to honor the princess.
Saga of a Princess is the second book in Ms. Martin’s Pantheon of Beauty series on beautiful and inspiring women from across the globe. Ms. Martin’s love for fashion, geography and global cultures is what led her to write her books. “I want to empower all the women and young girls of the world with each book. My books are a reflection of the diversity among all the beautiful women of the world. It’s time women start defining beauty for themselves,” said Judith.