Magic Is Dead

Author: Ian Frisch
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062839306
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In the vein of Neil Strauss’ The Game and Joshua Foer’s Moonwalking with Einstein comes the fascinating story of one man’s colorful, mysterious, and personal journey into the world of magic, and his unlikely invitation into an underground secret society of revolutionary magicians from around the world. Magic Is Dead is Ian Frisch’s head-first dive into a hidden world full of extraordinary characters and highly guarded secrets. It is a story of imagination, deception, and art that spotlights today’s most brilliant young magicians—a mysterious club known as the52, who are revolutionizing an ancient artform under the mantra Magic Is Dead. Ian brings us with him as he not only gets to know this fascinating world, but also becomes an integral part of it. We meet the52’s founding members—Laura London, Daniel Madison, and Chris Ramsay—and explore their personal demons, professional aspirations, and what drew them to their craft. We join them at private gatherings of the most extraordinary magicians working today, follow them to magic conventions in Las Vegas and England, and discover some of the best tricks of the trade. We also encounter David Blaine; hang out with Penn Jillette; meet Dynamo, the U.K.’s most famous magician; and go behind the scenes of a Netflix magic show. Magic Is Dead is also a chronicle of magic’s rich history and how it has changed in the internet age, as the young guns embrace social media and move away from the old-school take on the craft. As he tells the story of the52, and his role as its most unlikely member, Ian reveals his own connection with trickery and deceit and how he first learned the elements that make magic work from his poker-playing mother. He recalls their adventures in card rooms and casinos after his father’s sudden death, and shares a touching moment that he had, as a working journalist, with his childhood idol Shaquille O’Neal. “Magic—the romanticism of the inexplicable, the awe and admiration of the unexpected—is an underlying force in how we view the world and its myriad possibilities,” Ian writes. As his journey continues, Ian not only becomes a performer and creator of magic—even fooling the late Anthony Bourdain during a chance encounter—he also cements a new brotherhood, and begins to understand his relationship with his father, fifteen years after his death. Written with psychological acuity and a keen eye for detail, Magic Is Dead is an engrossing tale full of wonder and surprise.

Detroit The Magic Is Dead

Author: Robert Henry
Editor: Page Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 1647012392
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/ DETROIT_THE _MUSIC_IS_DEAD / Known around the globe, Detroit, Michigan, is famous for grit, blue-collar workers, and murder. The underground music scene has produced many noteworthy bands, but in the 1990s it was Legend. The band formed when four friends wanted to change the stagnant hardcore metal scene, and when they added the best singer in the city, they took over. As the years passed, the band discovered that two things destroy kings—either they are overthrown, or they die from within. Everything changes! The band rises in popularity, flirt with national success, but never quite make it. The choice of one ultimately dooms the band and one of the members.

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Deviations Madisonist Edition

Author: DANIEL MADISON
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0244956502
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The Rainbow Abyss

Author: Barbara Hambly
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453216715
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An aging wizard and his apprentice venture into a world where magic has died, hoping to save it before the same fate befalls their own Jaldis does not believe it at first. When the old wizard—blind, tongueless, able to see and speak through magic alone—peers into the Void between dimensions, he sees something terrible: a world where magic is dead, and whose inhabitants scream for someone to rescue them. Such a place must be studied, for if it is possible to kill magic, then that terrible fate could threaten his own world, too. With the help of his apprentice, Rhion, the wizard prepares for the treacherous crossing. To make the journey, they must withstand the hatred that their own world has for magic—a powerful force that the ignorant would wipe out if they could. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barbara Hambly, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Prayers For Sinners

Author: DANIEL MADISON
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1326970275
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Jeremy S Kiss

Author: Lee Thompson
Editor: Lee Thompson
ISBN: 144146820X
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What lengths are you willing to go to for truth and vengeance? In a world where vampires, mages and werewolves live hidden in plain sight among the human population, three people are swept into the machinations of Omaha's most powerful vampires. Lilith is a bodyguard for a formidable vampire who has given her everything she needs, but her heart thirsts for vengeance against the man who took advantage of her as a teenage runaway. The vampire Jeremy is dragged against his will into the dark world of power struggles amongst his own kind, where he must protect himself at all costs. Natalie is focused on completing her degree and never guessed it would lead to the tragic death of the man she loves. Caught between two worlds, Natalie must work alone to find the murderers and avenge his death. Will Lilith, Jeremy and Natalie find the answers they need, or will they end up ensnared in situations they may not survive?

Black Magic Is Taboo For Good Reason

Author: Anni Jayde
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A mysterious mob boss from Chicago is hellbent on eliminating Diva Delaney and he’ll stop at nothing to get the job done. She’ll have to travel to the UK Council headquarters to speak to someone who might be able to shed some light on the coven her nemesis comes from. During her meeting with the reclusive warlock, Diva accidentally triggers an event that will irrevocably shape her future. Any attempts to alter her fate will bring dire consequences. She’s going to have to let it run its course and see what the eventual outcome will be. No one will be exempt from her war with the gangster. Any of her friends, family members and random acquaintances could become a target. Diva will need to discover her foe’s secret identity if she hopes to have a chance to take him down before he can destroy her. He’s so well guarded that the task won’t be easy, but no one can hide from her physic abilities forever. cozy paranormal mysteries, cozy mystery, witches wizards warlocks, supernatural occult paranormal, female sleuth, spells magic, ghosts spirits phantoms poltergeist

Modern Enchantments

Author: Simon DURING
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Magic, Simon During suggests, has helped shape modern culture. Devoted to this deceptively simple proposition, this work gets at the aesthetic questions at the very heart of the study of culture.

That Old Dead Magic

Author: Robert J. Randisi
Editor: Speaking Volumes
ISBN: 164540224X
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It’s 1965 and the Rat Pack isn’t drawing at the Sands like they used to. Now Dino’s playing golf, and Frank is playing the Sahara. And the marquee at the Sands advertises SAMMY DAVIS JR. & JERRY LEWIS. Eddie G. never got Jerry Lewis. Didn’t think he was funny, didn’t think Dean needed him. So he had no intention of seeing the show, or of meeting Dean’s ex-partner. But Sammy comes to Eddie and asks him to help Jerry with a problem—one that might lead to murder. Because he likes Sammy, he agrees. At the same time Eddie’s P.I. friend, Danny Bardini, comes to Eddie looking for a pretty girl to use as bait in a case he’s working on. He ends up getting Eddie’s blessing to recruit Gina, a waitress at the Sands who is waiting for a spot to open up on the line at the Riviera. Only when the spot finally becomes available, Gina’s gone missing. Eddie, Danny and Jerry Epstein, Eddie’s Brooklyn mob connection, end up working together to hopefully find Gina alive, and keep Jerry Lewis from committing murder.

A Handful Of Magic

Author: Stephen Elboz
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Kit, who has a magic carpet, spends wonderful nights flying across London looking for adventure with his best friend, Prince Henry. And they find it! Among the werewolves in the Tower of London. But Prince Henry falls into terrible danger and Kit must rescue his friend, and brave the horrors of the tunnels beneath London.

Disappearing Tricks

Author: Matthew Solomon
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Household Words

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The Santa Fean

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Magazine Of Magic

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Dust Devils In The Great Desert

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The Black Chalice

Author: Marie Jakober
Editor: Ace
ISBN: 9780441008964
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In an isolated monastery in twelfth-century Germany, an aging monk sits down to write the history of a thirty-year-old war, but the cautionary Christian tale he had been planning to write is magically transformed into something else by a bizarre encounter with a fantastical Otherworld that enchants his quill. Original.