Popular fantasy author Brandon Sanderson has announced four surprise novels and two surprise subscriptions on Kickstarter. Those who back the project have the option of:
- a quarterly subscription, where they'll get one secret new book every quarter in 2023, or
- an year-long subscription, where they get one secret new Sanderson box every single month in 2023; four boxes will contain the new books, and the other 8 will be a "delightful assortment of merchandise and goodies" themed to one of his worlds or concepts (see themes here).
As of 5pm Eastern Time, the amount pledged was fast approaching a jaw-dropping $17 million.
"Over the last two years, I've kept an incredible secret: I've been working on secret projects without telling anyone," says Sanderson in a video posted to the Kickstarter page. He says he wrote an extra novel in 2020 during the pandemic lockdown, as a secret gift to his wife, showing only her the pages. He was so inspired he wrote three more novels after that.
Subscription boxes range from $40 to $500 plus shipping (see here). Themed swag boxes will include three items: one featured and two supporting items. Some boxes may contain clothing (backers will be asked for clothing size).
"Call this the silver lining of 2020 and 2021," Sanderson said. Interested? You have until Thursday, March 31 2022 7:00 PM ET to make a pledge.