I just received this new book of Peter Duffie and Robin Robertson yesterday. What could I say, this is excellent material!!!
As they said in the preface of the book: Two extremes of magic might be self working tricks(as if there actually was any such thing), and tricks where a large amount of skill is required (hopefully to accomplish somehting great).
Materials in this book, is within an area in between, where a small amount of skill or preparation leads to a great deal of effect.
They have in-depth exploration on Gilbreath Principle and Hummer Principle [CATO] in the book, which worth many times the money of the book to serious cardicians.
Furthermore,you will see how one move or one principle applied in different ways, how they making a new trick and making a trick new.
Another feature of this book is that: many of the underused moves were explained and sufficed with top notch routines. It is often said that very old things are actually new things to us, and this book proved the statement. The materials in the book revitalize some rarely seen moves, and the best thing is that,routines using these moves are very commercial!!!
Black Jacks and Black Jack: excellent twist on the Dr. Daley's Last Trick, I am sure that you will use it instantly in your performance!
Little Arrows: Pack Small and Plays Huge! It's a perfect show piece!
Highly Visible: As the name suggested, highly visual move!
The book contains something for everyone, and all of routines are within the reach of intermediate cardmen.