I’m Antonia Juel, a writer of fantasy, futurism and sci-fi. With one foot in Sweden, one in Norway, I draw on the rich storytelling traditions of Scandinavia and northern Europe.

My native language is Swedish, and I also speak Norwegian, but I write my stories in English.

I’ve now finished the first draft of my first novel β€” a dark fantasy mystery β€” and started outlining the second part of what will probably become a trilogy.

One of my stories has been published in an anthology on the theme of Discovery.

My contribution is named The Draugr and ties back to both Norse mythology and Norwegian lore.

The story is set in a folk-tale Norway where a plague has ravaged the country and a never-ending Fimbulwinter has settled on the lands. An undead man — a draugr — and his undead horse travel the lands when they happen upon a valley they have never seen before.