By Morgan Rhodes
The lives of Toronto youth Crystal and Becca Hatcher revolve round supporting their mom out on the family’s used bookstall, The Speckled Muse. It’s a comparatively uneventful after-school task, till an package deal arrives addressed to her mom, Julia. considering it’s not anything greater than run-of-the-mill stock, Becca opens it and gets rid of the publication inside of, unwittingly triggering an historic magic and intertwining their fates with the powers that stream from the mysterious leather-bound booklet. parallel worlds collide and Becca is left in a catatonic country after her spirit is snatched from modern day Toronto again to the traditional international of Mytica. Crys is guilt-ridden, having witnessed the complete occasion, and vows to do no matter what is important to save lots of her… yet from what? not anything has ready them for what’s in store.
Written in alternating views that shift among modern day Toronto and the traditional kingdoms of Mytica, Rhodes grants a wealthy and suspensful sequence opener that may depart readers breathless.
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Turn your hand palm down and openly transfer the top card of the packet to the Turn your hand palm up again to flash the King of Clubs on the face of the packet. Rold your palm-up left hand nearby. Turn your right hand palm down so the face-down packet lands on your outstretched left fingers. Immediately lower your thumb onto the top of the packet and simultaneously draw both the top and bottom cards to the left. They should remain somewhat aligned, though it need not be perfect by any means.
Flip it face up and square the packet. After the spectators have a chance to look at the Five, repeat the same technique to flip it face down. lmmediately deal off the top card and table it to the right. Using typical Bra. Hamman handling, slide out the bottom card with your left second finger. Take it with your right hand and flip it over, face up, onto the packet to display the King of Spades. Take the card withyour right hand and slide its inner left comer beneath the outer right comer of the supposed Five of Clubs that's face down on the table.
Ask a spectator to remove any spot card and sign it. It's wise to have a heavy black marker handy. Afterward, square the deck and place it off to the left, face down. " Turn his signed selection face down and place it on the table to the right, far away from what we shall call The Unknown Card (Ace of Hearts on the left). " Pick up the three-card packet and hold it in dealing position in your left hand. Using the same variation of The Undercount just described in "Watch Me Like a Hawk, " you will show the spectators that this packet contains the four Aces.