Six Years ago, Leslie Melville allowed Leaping Lizards Publishing to release his first book- Magictales! Which was wonderfully received!
An amazing collection of story-driven magic appropriate by a wide variety of audiences and ages….
We are very pleased to announce that Leslie is finally releasing Magictales Two!
Each of us has a story to tell, and that story informs who we are and what we do…. Our magic can exist simply to fool, or to touch something from within our heart and soul…. Magic with a story is of this second type and it is magic with a story that Leslie is an expert at.
Foreword by Jeff McBride
More of the same but just a little …………… Darker!
Six years following the publication of his innovative first book – ‘Magictales’ – the Definitive Book of Storytelling Magic! – Leslie has created a second volume of even more exciting material.
Simple to perform magical effects set within the context of interesting and entertaining plot lines.
Those who purchased the first book will be delighted to know that there are two additional presentations based on his highly praised ‘Kismet’ principle – one of them reconstructing a séance in which the identity of the notorious ‘Jack the Ripper’ is revealed!
‘The Witchmaster’s Secret’ is a table top tale of the rescue of a witch condemned to a fiery death!
Additional material includes: A poignant ‘Titanic’ story presentation for the Haunted Key.
‘The Dead Eye’ is a spooky story application for Doug Higley’s Demented Eye.
And ‘The Mark of the Grim Reaper’ is a simple to do card trick – based upon an old plot.
Leslie explains in full detail the construction of Roy Johnson’s ‘Flawless’ – a first class envelope switching system including an original presentation first marketed by the legendary Ken Brooke.
Clarke ‘The Senator’ Crandall is represented in a discussion which includes Leslie’s full working presentation of Crandall’s ‘One Handed Six Card Repeat’.