ModeratorApril 18, 2020 at 11:27 pm
I’ve thought a lot about the ending and honestly, I like the ambiguity of it. Are they going to get out alive? Are the arrows going to save them? Honestly, it doesn’t matter if they get out. The story unfolds from Gunnar’s POV, so the reader will know his thought process and see him thinking as a man, he’s not ready to die, which is why he’s furiously running, but he’s also a Viking Warrior whose greatest honor should be to die in battle and reach Valhalla. So, he’s torn and not sure he’s ready for it.
Also in the back of his head, the knows arrows are going decimate everything in the town. Him and the girl included. Leading to a not-so-glorious death and meaning Valhalla ain’t opening the gates for him. So the end is about his decision to not let his situation dictate how he goes down and what matters is his acceptance of the opportunity for a Viking’s greatest honor. So he’s going to fight while immersed in flame.
- This reply was modified 12 months ago by krisburgos.