The Manual of Darkness (Paperback)
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The Manual of Darkness (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 05/07/2012
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The world's best magician is going blind, but is there a story in his past that can save him?

Victor Losa has spent his life studying magic. His mentor, Mario Galvan, taught him not only the practical aspects of the art, but also its history and the lives of famous Victorian magicians such as Hoffman, Maskelyne, and Cooke, and the most enigmatic historical figure of all, Peter Grouse, a pickpocket who decided to challenge the best magicians of the day. But suddenly things change for Victor Losa, just as he is proclaimed the world's best magician. A light appears in his eye, but this is no magic trick - he is diagnosed with a rare degenerative condition of the optical nerve. In short, he is rapidly going blind. As he loses his sight, Victor finds that there are new ways to conjure the world through stories of the past, present and future. And finally he learns the secret behind his mentor's teachings.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780753828168
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 274 g
Dimensions: 197 x 128 x 26 mm


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The Spanish author's decision to essentially split the book into two parts... is a neat sleight of hand that gives a book an unexpected impetus. * THE SUNDAY BUSINESS POST *
Rooted in extensive research in the history of magic and sleight of hand, the story that evolves is one of loneliness and discovery. * BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH *

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