In the far future, much of the world is uninhabitable due to high radiation levels. The entire population lives safely behind the walls of the city. Kreon, the High Commander, has taken in Tig and her sibling after their parent’s death. Tig did not take well to her uncle’s tyrannical rule. After he died in an uprising, Tig went against her uncle’s wishes to perform the last rites on her brother. Irate, Kreon sentences Tig to death. Kreon’s wife and son try to change his mind and spare Tig’s life. Unmoved by their pleas and warnings, Kreon loses everything when he puts his rule and pride above family.
Arch-Conspirator is the latest novel by the bestselling author Veronica Roth. This is a fantastic and thought-provoking adaptation of Sophocles’ play Antigone. While still using the characters’ names, Roth’s story takes place in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. The lessons of hubris, the importance of family, and spiritual beliefs remain prominent at civilization’s end. This is a fantastic read for fans who enjoy modern interpretations of classic literature. Arch-Conspirator is a Greek tragedy reimagined by a master of dystopian storytelling.
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