“Hmm, difficult. VERY difficult. Plenty of courage, I see. Not a bad mind, either. There’s talent, oh yes. And a thirst to prove yourself. But where to put you?” – The Sorting Hat. Hogwarts School.
The book – The Royal Road to Card Magic is regarded by many magicians as the bible of card magic for both beginner and advanced. However, once you have read and learned from this great book, what is the next step?
Why Royal Road to Card Magic is like the sorting hat.
The job of the sorting hat in the Harry Potter stories was to place students in the right school houses for their skills, and potential. The sorting hat didn’t randomly assign students to the houses, it took their hopes, interests and most importantly, their personality into account. When magicians come to the magic shop for tuition, we start them off with The Royal Road to Card Magic as the course sorting hat.
Card magic tuition needs a first stepping stone. Royal Road to Card Magic is the best book to learn card magic because it acts as a first introduction to performing well. However, because it covers so many different areas of card tricks, it can be hard to decide which area suits you most and which area you will find most enjoyable to explore. Do you want to focus on gambling routines? Perhaps you are drawn to self working card magic tricks? Maybe you want to focus on magic tricks that use the new techniques you have learned?
The Royal Road to Card magic was intended to be an introduction to various styles of card magic, and it achieves its aim.
By the nature of the way the authors lead the reader through, you not only learn the essential sleights, but you are shown how they can be used in different styles. This, in turn, allows you to find your like and dislikes.
The Royal Road to Card Magic is the best book to learn card magic and will enable you to find your niche area. So whether, it is mind reading, story telling, gambling, parlor or close up card tricks that tick your boxes, The Royal Road to Card Magic was and still is the best introduction to date.
Two versions of Royal Road to Card Magic:
Royal Road to Card Magic Book– Illustrated with more than 120 clear line drawings that make the explanations easy to follow.
Royal Road to Card Magic DVD – R. Paul Wilson shows you every important sleight and effect from the Royal Road to Card Magic in the precise order it appears in the book.