Straight from Veronica Roth’s tumblr, we now have more information regarding the FOUR short stories that were announced a few days ago. Thanks to Veronica, we now have information such as the titles, the settings, and more! Check it out:
Q: What are the official titles?
Q: When do they take place?
I talk about this a little bit in the interview linked above, but I’ll say it again here: these stories mostly address Tobias’s backstory and some mysterious things happening in his world before Tris joins Dauntless. There will be some overlap with Divergent’s timeline, though.
Q: Are these only e-books?
I addressed concerns about what to do if you don’t have an e-reader here. The stories will be released individually as e-shorts and then in a collection with Free Four in paperback in February (in the US, at least— not sure how that will work outside the US because it’s up to each publisher). So how you choose to read them kind of depends on how long you want to wait!
More info on the collection: Four: A Short Story Collection
Q: Will the stories be available internationally?
I hope so! We’re working on getting them licensed to as many countries as possible.
Q: Wait, are these novellas? Books? Or just stories?
I would describe them as meaty short stories. They will each be approximately 10,000 words long. (For reference, Divergent is 105,000 words long.)
I think that is all. Thank you all for your enthusiasm about these, I can’t wait for you to read them.
The most exciting part, I think, is the fact that we’ll be able to own all four stories in paperback in february! I can’t wait… let the countdown begin!