Divergent author Veronica Roth has announced that the highly anticipated remaining short stories about Tobias Eaton are getting delayed to July 2014.
However, she also has a good news: the stories are now longer, about 70 pages each, so put together – that’s 280 pages of Tobias.
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They’ll be bundled together and sold as a hardcover under the title Four: A Divergent Collection, with some fun extra content, and at that time they will also be released as separate e-stories.
If you are asking, incredulously, “why, Veronica? Why must you do this to us?!” My answer is: the stories turned out much meatier and more substantial than I was originally anticipating when I started them. There’s just so much going on—Tobias’s reunion with his mother, his growing disillusionment with the faction system, and some of his early moments with Tris, to name a few. So I just really, really need more time to get them right. I know it sucks, but I am sure that this extra time will result in better work and better stories for everyone to read.
The price for the e-stories will not change, even though they’re longer than anticipated.
The stories will be better in July than they would have been if they had come out this winter, because I’m going to work my butt off to make them that way!
Read more here.