Queen Spirit is an incredible new book from John Bannon that proves how less truly is more when it comes to creating practical card magic.
"Superior books seem sculptured to be easily and smoothly understood. While mixing surprise with comprehension, Queen Spirit entertains and delights. Bannon’s engaging ideas and effects immediately invite you to play with and practice them. What else could you want in a book?" Jon Racherbaumer
In the world of card magic, John Bannon is in a class of his own. The fact his name is on the cover is enough for most magicians to add Queen Spirit to their cart. His reputation speaks for itself. And, with Queen Spirit he pushes the boundaries of card magic even further by tackling the idea of minimalist card tricks in a way only John Bannon could.
Queen Spirit is filled with commercial close up card magic that offers the perfect blend of efficiency and impact. Every effect is examined through the lens of the classic Seven-Card Assembly, a super fun and powerful effect that is far too often overlooked by most magicians.
Using this plot as his key example, John offers a series of études investigating theories, problems and solutions surrounding the concept of minimalist card magic. While the Seven-Card Assembly already only uses four Queens and three spot cards, John explores if less is more when it comes to card magic. To understand how low we can go, John parses this esoteric plot and combines its pieces in new and exciting ways.
Seven different revolutionary effects are included in Queen Spirit. Just like you’ve come to expect from John Bannon, these are tightly-constructed effects with all the fat trimmed off. They are all essentially impromptu and can be performed with any deck of playing cards. No difficult sleight of hand required. Perform them alone or combine them to create a powerhouse card magic routine.
This includes a groundbreaking four-card production that you can use to start your card magic set with a bang. There is also an extra special Sixteen-Card Assembly that breaks free from standard formats to be quite possibly one of the best assembly routines you’ll ever perform.
All of the mechanics behind the effects are explained clearly in John’s easy-to-digest conversational style. But, more importantly, John also examines the presentation, theory and method behind the routines so you can truly understand why they leave such a lasting impression on every audience.
Simply put, when it comes to world class card magic, John just “gets it”. And, after reading Queen Spirit, you’ll get it too.
Both you and your audience will benefit from you spending time with this accomplished card magic master. Pick up a copy of Queen Spirit by John Bannon today!
"I knew that when one of my favourite magic creators took on one of my pet card magic plots the results would be good, but I couldn't have imagined they would be THIS good! Bannon has brought all his methodological creativity and handling expertise to bear and created some brilliant minimalistic magic that is surprising, fooling and commercial. And I never thought I'd say that about the seven-card assembly! Highly recommended." Mark Elsdon
"Bannon does it again. Queen Spirit perfectly blends rock and roll, the Seven-Card Assembly, and streamlined magic into a fun piece of up close theater. Even if you don't do assemblies, this is a must have if for no other reason than to learn the power of the Discrepant Block Switch." Jeff Stone
"There is literally not a magician alive on Planet Earth that can create magic like John Bannon. His new book, Queen Spirit, is as scintillating and entertaining a read as you'd expect, and further proof that he is a prestidigitation maestro!" Owen Packard
"John Bannon’s Queen Spirit is an enjoyable exploration of the seven card assembly. This beautifully produced hard-back book features several variations on the seven card assembly, each with their own stimulating twist on the theme – any one of which would serve you well. To round it off, John includes a couple of what he calls queen-friendly effects to go with your seven card assembly choice. Highly recommended for lovers of card magic." Charlie Randall