In Order To Amaze by Pit Hartling (PDF)
Pit Hartling is among the top creators, authors and performers of card magic in the world today. His book Card Fictions has become a modern classic. This time Pit has turned to the memorized deck. The results are exceptional.
New concepts in memorized-deck magic.
Wide range of effects.
Engaging, unusual new plots and presentations.
Stack-independent: Almost all effects can be done with any stack.
Includes “Returning home to stack“ for every effect.
Expertly written. Clear and easy to read.
High-quality production (252 pages, artful design, full-colour photographs, hardcover, linen binding)
In Order to Amaze includes the following performance pieces:
High in the mountains, cards behave in mysterious ways. Three cards. Three free selections. Three perfect echoes.
Catch Me If You Can
It‘s sleight of hand vs. test conditions in this impossible two-deck sandwich routine.
The Poker Formulas
Deal any poker hand to any number of players. A Full, Threes over Jacks for nine players? You got it. (No math or memory required).
Same cards from different decks like to meet up and hang out. A best-buddy triple coincidence.
An incredible “impossible location” using a shuffled stack (!) (Oh, and it’s funny, too!)
Find a thought-of card and see why a deck is like a piece of fruit. Also: How to peel a deck!
Why do all the work alone? This time you find their thought-of card – and they find yours!
A gambling demonstration for people who don’t play cards: Duplicate random hands from a shuffled (!) deck.
Just like that!
Teach me a trick!« You do, they succeed – and they have no idea how they did it!
Four Way Stop
A slow-motion quadruple stop trick. Not so easy, but Oh. So. Fair.
Top of the Heap
Four random packets. A freely named four-of-a-kind. And for once, the laying-on of hands really works!
Four packets change into a Royal Flush? In one second, with one hand, without looking? Yep.
Cut to a freely named four-of-a-kind – that was actually in your pocket the whole time!
A triple back and forth change of random cards into a named quartet. Highly visual (and rumoured to get screams!)
Fairy Tale Poker
The enchanted deck that will grant your spectators’ wishes! (Talking frog not included).
The Right Kind of Wrong
Sometimes dead wrong is exactly right – if only seen from another deck!