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Smoke & Mirrors
     

Smoke & Mirrors

by Mike Costa, Jon Armstrong, Ryan Browne (Artist)
 

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  • ENTER A WORLD OF MAGIC! Stage magician Terry Ward is thrust into a world where magic — not technology — rules, and forced to use trickery and illusions to survive! But will that prove to be enough when the dangers of the world start compounding — how can a sleight of hand artist compete with users of practical spells?

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  • ENTER A WORLD OF MAGIC! Stage magician Terry Ward is thrust into a world where magic — not technology — rules, and forced to use trickery and illusions to survive! But will that prove to be enough when the dangers of the world start compounding — how can a sleight of hand artist compete with users of practical spells?

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Publishers Weekly
Terry Ward is a magicianâ?”of the talented but common sortâ?”until he finds himself in an alternate universe where the word "magic" is taken for granted, and where new technology is developed via a form of sophisticated sorcery. Here, Terry is treated with the kind of suspicion 17th century Salemites reserved for certain women. When 12-year-old magic prodigy Ethan begins taking lessons in sleight-of-hand from Terry, he's fascinated to learn that "magic" can exist without incantation and ritual. Meanwhile, a Steve Jobs-like figure lurks in the background, hoping to usurp Terry's strange knowledge for use in his company's magic-driven gadgets. Scripter Costa keeps the plot in a state of perpetual development, aided by a detailed depiction of illusions contributed by real-deal magician Jon Armstrong. Browne's art reflects the influence of antique poster art; heavy outlines and careful composition immerse readers in the visuals of the parallel universe's "magic economy." An exciting, clever exploration of the prosaic and mythical varieties of magic in a post-Harry Potter world where everyone has magical powers and there are no Muggles. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781613774021
Publisher:
Idea & Design Works, LLC
Publication date:
10/23/2012
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 10.20(h) x 2.00(d)
Age Range:
13 - 16 Years

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