Hidden Gems is not a book of effect descriptions. Actually, you won’t learn any effects here; only were to find them. This ebook contains details on 100 killer, overlooked trick that are already published somewhere; book, magazine, eBook, blog or very occasionally a commercial release.
These are tricks that define the very concept of ‘hidden in print’. In each entry, Mark lists the trick, where you can find it, why he loves it and why YOU should look it up. He describes the effect, occasionally the presentation, but never the method.
Most are in books that you already own (or should!), some are in magazines that you can easily get access to and the odd one or two entries will send you on a treasure hunt!
If you are on the look-out for great tricks that no one else is doing (and who isn’t?!) then you will find a ton of them in here.
“Mark has curated a spectacular collection! I am like a kid in a candy store with so many effects and routines I haven’t even heard of before. The knowledge and insight that has gone into Hidden Gems is incredible.”Bro Gilbert
“I confess that I would prefer to NOT recommend this ebook, purely for selfish reasons. It’s a treasure chest that will unlock your library and send you racing to fill in any gaps. And I just had to buy a book I didn’t have. This ebook is going to cost me a f****ing fortune!”R Paul Wilson
“Whether you are looking for unique new pieces for your pro working repertoire or killers for your next magic session, Mark has done the hard work for you! There’s gold in these pages from some of the greatest minds in Magic. I’m equally thrilled and annoyed that this collection has been put together; it’s a must-buy.”James Went
“Let’s face it; we all know that some of the best stuff is hiding in plain sight. We have all missed a beauty that was staring us right in the face. Well…imagine a book that does the incredible job of giving the savvy magician a second look at that killer material. Mark’s “Hidden Gems” does exactly that! A collection of high-impact magic, cherry picked to only give you the best of the best. Polish up these “Hidden Gems”. They are a true treasure. And so is Mark’s book.”Jonathan Friedman
“This is a brilliant idea from Mark Elsdon. The saying is that “if you want to keep it secret, put it in a book”. Mark highlights some of the best routines he’s found from his extensive reading, pointing to the sources of some overlooked classics. Great unknown material here. Literally the first I looked at (that I had access to already) has got me excited and brainstorming away. High quality choices from a magic connoisseur.”Chris Wood
“Loved this eBook! Hidden Gems is such a great idea for a publication, and will start many hours of treasure hunting – and Mark has gone to the trouble of ensuring that you will be uncovering gold. Highest recommendation.”Liam Montier
“Choosing new material is a tough process as you have to wade through lots and lots of garbage, to find even a single piece that’s worthy of your time and effort. But not anymore – Mark has done all the hard (and expensive!) work for us so we can only focus on the fantastic, overlooked effects that nobody else is doing! Hidden Gems has my highest recommendation!”Iain Moran
“Mark Elsdon is my regular source for hidden gems … he scours magic literature and finds ideas that inspire me to look harder, and closer.”Andi Gladwin
“I have mixed feeling however – I suspect he has made things a bit too easy. The reader is guided painlessly towards material that many performers have painstakingly researched in order to add it to their repertoires. It’s all there on a plate for you! This is a terrific repository of great magic. “Hidden Gems” is offered at a great price for what could turn out to be a lifetime’s worth of killer material! A MUST BUY!”Dave Jones