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This just in! Brandon and Tor.com are launching the first digital scavenger hunt in Wheel of Time history! You can get full details at Tor.com‘s page – but here’s the deal:

Starting tomorrow an encrypted page that reveals a Wheel of Time secret will post to Brandon Sanderson’s website. The actual page won’t go live until 8/31! To decipher the page, fans will have to collect unique digital codes that will be printed on the back of Wheel of Time bumper stickers. Brandon will be hiding at least one sticker per tour stop inside copies of The Way of Kings. (See below for those dates!) Each code unlocks a part of the page – getting us closer to the big reveal.

So be on the lookout for the oval Wheel of Time bumper stickers!  If you find one, you can bask in the glory on the Stormblessed forums!

National Tour Schedule for The Way of Kings

Monday, August 30th (Midnight) – BYU Bookstore: Provo, UT

Tuesday, August 31st (7:00 PM) – West Jordan Barnes & Noble: West Jordan, UT

Wednesday, September 1st (7:00 PM) – St. Louis Barnes & Noble: Chesterfield, MO

Thursday, September 2nd (7:00 PM) – Orlando Barnes & Noble: Orlando, FL

Fri 9/3 – Sun 9/6 (*Eagle Eye Bookstore*) – Dragon*Con and Decatur Book Festival

Tuesday, September 7 (7:30 PM) – Quail Ridge Books: Raleigh, NC

Wednesday, September 8th (7:30 PM) – Washington D.C. Borders: Baileys Crossroads, VA

Thursday, September 9th (7:00 PM) – Chicago Borders: Oak Brook, IL

Friday, September 10th (7:00 PM) – Mysterious Galaxy Books: San Diego, CA

Saturday, September 11th (3:00 PM) – Borderlands Books: San Francisco, CA

Monday, September 13th (7:00 PM) – Powell’s Books: Portland, OR

Tuesday, September 14 (7:00 PM) – University Books: Seattle, WA

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 09:52

p>Direct from Tor.com’s twitter feed – There’s a chance to win a Way of Kings audiobook on our Stormlight Archive Facebook page! So visit their facebook page and leave a comment for a chance to win a Way of Kings audio book!

Additionally, there is currently a copy of Way of Kings up on ebay with all proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders. For more information and to place a bid – check out the link!

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Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 08:09

There’s a month and a half left to go before The Way of Kings hits the bookstores.  Signup for the Tor giveaway ends tomorrow night, so pretty soon there will be 50 really excited, happy fans… but still a lot of people wishing they were one of the 50.  Well, we have something for people anxious to get the book, and something for people anxious to talk after reading the book!

If you’ve gotten an ARC and want to talk about it without having to hold back, join our forum and send me a private message to let me know you’re an ARC reader, and we’ll get you into our pre-release forum!

If you haven’t gotten a copy yet, we’d like to invite you to sign up for the Stormblessed Way of Kings giveaway by registering for the forum and posting twice by 11:59pm US Central time on August 4.  2 ARCs and a retail copy will go out to random members!  The ARCs can mail out before release; the winner of the retail copy will have to wait a few more weeks.  Sorry, but it is still free!  (Winning members will be notified by email and forum message, and must reply with a valid shipping address to receive their copy). If you’re not sure what to say with your posts, you could greet someone in the Introductions, comment on the preview chapters available at Tor.com, or share your favorite moment from another Brandon Sanderson book.

Update 8/11/2010:

Our three names have been drawn, winners notified and responded, and Tor has shipped the books directly to them.  Three lucky Stormblessed members will have Way of Kings copies sometime next week!

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Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 07:58

The Way of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson - Book 1 of The Stormlight Archive

Prelude to The Stormlight Archive

Kalak rounded a rocky stone ridge and stumbled to a stop before the body of a dying thunderclast. The enormous stone beast lay on its side, riblike protrusions from its chest broken and cracked. The monstrosity was vaguely skeletal in shape, with unnaturally long limbs that sprouted from granite shoulders. The eyes were deep red spots on the arrowhead face, as if created by a fire burning deep within the stone. They faded.

Even after all these centuries, seeing a thunderclast up close made Kalak shiver. The beast’s hand was as long as a man was tall. He’d been killed by hands like those before, and it hadn’t been pleasant.

Of course, dying rarely was.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 08:04