About this submission
Konungr follows a Viking chief who is forced to conquer new lands to save her people from a fiery storm. The story was inspired by the Rök - an ancient Swedish runestone that was successfully translated last year. The stone describes Ragnarok - a Norse myth depicting the end of the world, and the events of Ragnarok parallel the devastating, world-changing events of 2020; from fires to pandemics. Through the Fantasy genre, I wanted to use the Rök to metaphor these events and use my Viking chief's journey to emphasise the need for sacrifice and working together during unprecedented times.