Descripción de editorial
From the best-selling author of Divergent and Carve the Mark comes a stunning collection of futuristic short stories. Illustrated throughout with striking black-and-white illustrations.
Within this masterful collection, NO WORLD IS LIKE THE OTHER.
Full of friendship and revenge, each story and setting is more strange and wonderful than the last, brimming with new technologies and beings. And yet, in these futuristic lands, the people must still confront deeply human emotions and dilemmas.
Veronica Roth reaches into the unknown and immerses readers into six short stories that feel startlingly familiar and profoundly beautiful.
With two new stories from the Carve the Mark universe, this collection has something for everyone.
Praise for The Fates Divide:
“The Fates Divide features themes like hope and resilience and is told from four perspectives, as the lives of its two heroes are ruled by their fates spoken by the oracles at their births. Of course, a little romance gets in the way as well.” (Entertainment Weekly)
Praise for Carve the Mark:
“Roth’s worldbuilding is commendable; each nation is distinct, interacting with the current in ways that give insight into her characters’ motivations. Roth thoughtfully addresses substantial issues, such as the power of self-determination in the face of fate.” (Publishers Weekly)
“This duology offers shades of George Lucas sprawl and influence, Game of Thrones clan intrigue, and a little Romeo & Juliet-style romance.” (USA Today)
About the author
Veronica Roth is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, and Four: A Divergent Collection. Ms. Roth and her husband live in Chicago.
You can visit her online at www.veronicarothbooks.com
In this combination of reprints and original stories, Roth (The Fates Divide) explores, as she expresses in a letter to reviewers, "that pivotal moment when something ends often painfully...creat space for new beginnings." To that end, the six pieces collected represent a mix of settings, themes, and tones. In "Inertia," a young woman uses technology in the wake of a car accident to share in her former best friend's last memories. "The Spinners" focuses on a teenage bounty hunter driven by a death to hunt parasitic aliens. In "Hearken," Darya must choose between hearing music that defines someone's life or their death. "Vim and Vigor" examines the impact on a group of friends after they lose one of their own. And both "Armored Ones" and "The Transformationist" tie into Roth's Carve the Mark universe, showcasing characters at critical moments, including Teka, who plans to kill the dreaded Cyra Noavek. In these stories, Roth invokes romance, action, family, revenge, and loss. Mostly standalone save for the last two, they serve as an introduction to Roth's work and a showcase of her versatility, though existing fans will get the most out of these offerings. Ages 13 up.