The Prestige by Christopher Priest

The Prestige by Christopher Priest

"Boy, did I have fun reading this book! Rival Stage Magicians wreck havoc on each other's lives trying to figure out the mysteries around their magic tricks. What amazed me about this book was how such a straightforward read could also be a fascinating reflection on the relationship between reader and writer.   A perfectly paced, interestingly complex mystery, presented in stunningly precise language.  Once of my favorites. ."  - Recommended by Wayne

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ISBN: 9780312858865
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Published: Tor Books - November 29th, 2005

In 1878, two young stage magicians clash in the dark during the course of a fraudulent seance. From this moment on, their lives become webs of deceit and revelation as they vie to outwit and expose one another.


Their rivalry will take them to the peaks of their careers, but with terrible consequences. In the course of pursuing each other's ruin, they will deploy all the deception their magicians' craft can command--the highest misdirection and the darkest science.


Blood will be spilled, but it will not be enough. In the end, their legacy will pass on for descendants who must, for their sanity's sake, untangle the puzzle left to them.