Again, like A Study in Scarlet before it, The Sign of Four met with some critical success, and the public seemed to enjoy the story of the consulting detective. Conan Doyle was not particularly enamoured with the terms of the commissioning, and would subsequently write the Sherlock Holmes stories for the Strand Magazine, where their popularity would increase exponentially. Critics argue that it is too long, and therefore longwinded in parts; and is more of a treasure hunt than a detective novel.
Add your rating See all 12 kid reviews. Divergent fans unhappy with the end of the trilogy and hoping for more of Four don't have to wait for hunky Theo James to appear in Insurgent next year.
The Transfer details how and why introverted year-old Four then called by his birth name selected Dauntless as his Faction on Choosing Day; The Initiate explores Four's time as a transfer initiate dealing with letting go of his Abnegation ways and ruthless Erudite transfer and rival Eric. The Son follows Four's early time as an initiate instructor and control room technician who believes there's something foul afoot between Erudite and Dauntless leadership, and The Traitor chronicles key moments from Divergent told from Four's point of view.
Continue reading Show less Is it any good? Four fans will be thrilled to read more and overlapping! Especially since, even in the stories before he meets Tris, readers learn more about his background, his early Dauntless friends, and his state of mind in the two critical years before Tris joins him in the Faction and changes his life.
Not much of the plot details or characterizations will be revelations to Divergent readers, but Four's voice is actually sharper here than in Allegiant, where it was sometimes easy to confuse with Tris' POV.
Ultimately, these stories are like the special features on a DVD: Four's appeal is partially due to his quiet strength, his mysterious background, and his ability to show his vulnerable side to Tris.
Roth added his point of view in Allegiant, so there's nothing particularly novel about his voice in these stories. Still, it's fun to revisit secondary characters Uriah's older brother Zeke, Shauna, and Tori are especially well representedeven if you know what will happen to them.
And, of course, it's especially lovely to see some moments from Divergent retold from Four's point of view, because it shows how Tris didn't always know what he was thinking or feeling about her. Continue reading Show less Talk to your kids about Families can talk about the increasing popularity of companion novellas and short stories in young adult series.
Do you think these are fun to read or unnecessary if you've read the original books? Do you need to read Divergent to understand what's going on in these stories? If you haven't read Divergent, do these short stories make you interested in the trilogy?
Is violence in books different from that in other media, such as movies or television shows? How did the violence in the short stories compare with the violence in the other books?The actual text in the novel nearly always uses "the Sign of the Four" (the five-word phrase) to describe the symbol in the story.
Like its prequel, A Study in Scarlet, published in , The. 'Sign of Four' versus 'Sign of the Four' The text is called "The Sign of Four' however the references to this group in the text all call it "The Sign of the Four". Wanted to point this out because the main article on this text on the site is mis-named "The Sign of the Four", an easy mistake to make!
The Sign of the Four (), also called The Sign of Four, is the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle wrote four novels and . Aug 07, · Parents need to know that Four: A Divergent Collection is five short stories written from the perspective of Four, a lead character in the Divergent trilogy.
Since the first two books in the Divergent series are written from the character Tris' perspective, these stories are bonus material for fans of Veronica Roth's best-selling dystopian books. There's less violence in these than in the original 3/5.
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