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Tor Books Announces Special Die-Cut Card Promotion For Words of Radiance

Fans of #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson are in for a pleasant surprise for the launch of Words of Radiance, the much-anticipated sequel to The Way of Kings and book two in “The Stormlight Archive” series. Sanderson and Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC—the largest publisher of science fiction and fantasy titles in the world—have teamed up to create more than 1,000 die-cut cards with a pop-out action figure of Szeth “The Assassin in White,” one of the main characters in the series.

The flat, 3×4 die-cut cards will have two parts that pop out, one piece that will be used as a stand for the other piece, the action figure. (As pictured above.) Sanderson will be distributing the die-cut cards along with signed bookplates inside copies of Words of Radiance throughout his nationwide road tour. Recipients will be not only his dedicated fans but also booksellers—those who are part of the tour and those he couldn’t fit into the tour schedule, including both independent bookstores and airport bookstores such as Hudson News.

“For years, I’ve been planting little goodies in books that I sign, and I’ve wanted something just a little more awesome,” Sanderson says. “I pitched this idea to Tor Books, and I’m thrilled that they’re willing to put up with my eccentric—and hopefully awesome—ideas for extra value and fun for the readers of The Stormlight Archive.”

The die-cut cards will include a code for fans to unlock that will lead them to secret goodies and giveaways that will be revealed on the landing page at, which will go live on the day of the book release, next Tuesday, March 4place for the code to be entered, and for every 75 codes entered fans will be surprised with a page of special content.

Szeth die-cut card for Words of Radiance

(Dinosaurs not included. OR ARE THEY?)

Check out excerpts and other news regarding Words of Radiance, our Way of Kings reread, and some fierce “Glimpse”-fueled speculation in’s Stormlight Archive index!


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