Since I try to avoid seeing or doing card tricks, I'll not comment on the card sections of this latest ebook. I'll leave such comments to those who really know and enjoy card magic.
For me the high points in this latest production from Tom Stone are "Monte Walks Again" (a clever effect with a Boston Box made into a smooth flowing routine that many will like), "Cylinder and Coins" (a nice fine tuning of Tom's article in Genii), quickie "Okito Osmosis" (another cute short routine with an Okito box). Such short effects are nice breathers in a close-up act.
Rather than the cardboard holder for the two dice in "Time To Dice", I would suggest the following as a more practical method to get or keep the two dice in position:
The bottom die has a 4 on top
The top die has a 6 on bottom
I suggest placing one of the tiny magnets (that I show in the "misspotted dice" thread here on Genii Forum) and here -
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in two diagonally opposite corner spots. These are arranged so that both have magnetic poles oriented the same. The bottom die magnets would be orientated so that they would attract the two magnets placed in diagonally opposite two corners of the top die.
This would weakly orient and hold the two dice together in the correct position by merely rolling the dice in the hand - a natural movement. The magnets would allow a quick and easy setup for the effect and do away with the need for any extra things like holders.