Out just in time for the holidays.
THE SORCERER'S COMPANION
A GUIDE TO THE MAGICAL WORLD OF HARRY POTTER
"From astrology to Grindylow to reading tea leaves to witch persecution, this fascinating volume gets to the bottom of every magical mystery connected with Hogwarts.... For fans of the tremendously popular Harry Potter series, or anyone who is intrigued by magical lore, the Sorcerer's Companion will quickly become a true friend."
- Emilie Coulter, Editor and Reviewer, Amazon
"Each alphabetically organized entry contains a potent blend of fact, fiction and folklore. The 'Broomstick' entry, for instance, details the effects of a purported 'flying ointment' that witches rub into their brooms to prepare for takeoff. The section on 'The Sorcerer's Stone' explains the ancient Egyptian art of alchemy. Thorough research and period prints combine to create a memorable book. "
- Publishers Weekly
The impromptu card magic of
Allan Zola Kronzek
“A breath of fresh air in the huge volume of card magic available today. Tried and tested routines that have the right staging to make people remember you.”
- Paul Romhany, Vanish Magazine
“…Presentations that engage and extract an emotional response rather than merely play before an audience that has nothing to do but sit and watch. Artful Deceptions is certainly worth your time.”
- David Britland, Genii Magazine
52 WAYS TO CHEAT AT POKER
“This little book could actually change your life.”
- Kostya Kennedy, Sports Illustrated
“This book has class, depth and covers a mountain of territory. For the price and the depth of material offered, this could be one of the best books of the century on the subject.”
- Howard Schwartz, Gamblers Book Shop, Las Vegas
“A remarkably fresh turn on an old subject. Without doubt, the first book I would buy a friend who asks, ‘I’m in a weekly poker game. Do you think anyone would try to cheat me?’"
- Jamy Ian Swiss, Genii Magazine
A BOOK OF MAGIC FOR YOUNG MAGICIANS
THE SECRETS OF ALKAZAR
NOTE: The Secrets of Alkazar and A Book of Magic for Young Magicians are the same book, but with different illustration. The original hardcover edition, illustrated by Tom Huffman, is out of print. The Dover paperback edition is illustrated by Joseph K. Schmidt, the E-book by Kazu Katayama.
“One of the best books for the aspiring or neophyte magician I have come across. A great ‘early’ book so well written that even an old-timer could benefit from studying it.”
- The Linking Ring International Brotherhood of Magicians
“This is what a magic book for kids should be. Each chapter takes a classic effect and explains that effect in the context of some aspect of magic or performance theory…. serves as the general review all of us need from time to time.”
- Michael Weber, Magic Magazine