Books Over Drinks with Veronica Roth

M.Judson Booksellers are so excited to spend an evening with Veronica Roth! You’ll be hearing about her new novella, Arch-Conspirator – a gripping and atmospheric reimagining of Antigone. This #1 New York Times bestselling author reaches back to the root of legend and delivers a world of tomorrow both timeless and unexpected.


Join them to hear the story behind the story and a book-inspired cocktail with your name on it! 


Your ticket includes admission, a cocktail, and a copy of the book.


BOOK SUMMARY


Outside the last city on Earth, the planet is a wasteland. Without the Archive, where the genes of the dead are stored, humanity will end.


Passing into the Archive should be cause for celebration, but Antigone’s parents were murdered, leaving her father’s throne vacant. As her militant uncle Kreon rises to claim it, all Antigone feels is rage. When he welcomes her and her siblings into his mansion, Antigone sees it for what it really is: a gilded cage, where she is a captive as well as a guest.


But her uncle will soon learn that no cage is unbreakable. And neither is he.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


VERONICA ROTH is the New York Times best-selling author of Chosen Ones, the short story collection The End and Other Beginnings, the Divergent series, and the Carve the Mark duology. She is also the guest editor of the most recent The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.


REVIEWS


“Veronica Roth’s Arch-Conspirator, is something rare and magnificent—a novella of epic voice and scale. Roth is a masterful conjurer, summoning both classic myth and visceral dystopia to weave a breathtaking tale of love, avarice, and the timeless desire for revenge.”—Ryka Aoki, bestselling author of Light From Uncommon Stars


Arch-Conspirator is a gut punch of a story. Roth takes everything fragile about love, everything powerful about certain doom, and blooms with it. You’ll be holding your breath until the very last word.”—Olivie Blake, New York Times bestselling author of The Atlas Six


“Roth’s powerful retelling of Antigone transforms a bleak classical tragedy into a story of ferocious, bittersweet triumph—all set against the backdrop of a ravaged post-apocalyptic future.”—Sunyi Dean, bestselling author of The Book Eaters


Tragic and triumphant in equal measure. Roth is a storyteller who reaches new heights with every tale.”—John Scalzi, bestselling author of The Kaiju Preservation Society


An elegant, pressingly relevant Antigone retelling, with a fascinating chorus of viewpoints that both complicates and elucidates its complex themes.”—Shelley Parker-Chan, bestselling author of She Who Became the Sun