History Literature / ADeadlyGameOfMagic

12th Sep '15 6:35:10 PM Ingonyama
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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The entire book takes place in the space of a single night.
4th Mar '15 7:57:23 AM crazysamaritan
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* AlwaysNight: An EnforcedTrope, since the entire book takes place in the space of a single night.
3rd Aug '14 6:40:52 AM Ingonyama
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* [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil Covers Always Spoil]]: One of the newer editions of the book shows [[spoiler:a woman's lower half inside a traditional box for sawing a woman in half]]. While this is not precisely what happened to Gracie Ella, there's enough connection between the two that today's readers will probably guess her fate much earlier than those when the book was first printed.
14th Mar '14 4:23:08 AM Ingonyama
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* FakingTheDead: What Chamberlain did, after he and the stagehand were mistaken for each other after the fire.
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* FakingTheDead: What Chamberlain did, after he and the stagehand [[MistakenIdentity were mistaken for each other other]] after the fire.
25th Feb '14 8:55:32 PM Ingonyama
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Joan Lowery Nixon, a young adults suspense/horror writer perhaps better known for ''The Seance'' and ''The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore'' (the latter won the Edgar Award), penned this tale of [[GenderEqualsEnsemble Bo, Teena, Lisa, and Julian]], four high school students in Texas returning from a dramatics competition [[HostileWeather in the middle of a terrible thunderstorm]]. When the weather, flooding, and [[PlotDrivenBreakdown their car breaking down]] [[ClosedCircle forces them to take shelter in a nearby isolated house]], things immediately take a turn for the strange, with a very nervous man and his wife who don't seem to belong to the house giving them permission to stay and wait for a towtruck while they "[[BlatantLies go to a party]]". Things then proceed to become darker and creepier as the power goes out, the narrator Lisa begins getting the feeling they are not alone in the house, and some mysterious killer begins stalking them...a killer who seems to be a twisted and deadly magician.
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Joan Lowery Nixon, a young adults suspense/horror writer perhaps better known for ''The Seance'' and ''The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore'' (the latter won the Edgar Award), penned this tale of [[GenderEqualsEnsemble [[GenderEqualEnsemble Bo, Teena, Lisa, and Julian]], four high school students in Texas returning from a dramatics competition [[HostileWeather in the middle of a terrible thunderstorm]]. When the weather, flooding, and [[PlotDrivenBreakdown their car breaking down]] [[ClosedCircle forces them to take shelter in a nearby isolated house]], things immediately take a turn for the strange, with a very nervous man and his wife who don't seem to belong to the house giving them permission to stay and wait for a towtruck while they "[[BlatantLies go to a party]]". Things then proceed to become darker and creepier as the power goes out, the narrator Lisa begins getting the feeling they are not alone in the house, and some mysterious killer begins stalking them...a killer who seems to be a twisted and deadly magician.
25th Feb '14 8:55:09 PM Ingonyama
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Joan Lowery Nixon, a young adults suspense/horror writer perhaps better known for ''The Seance'' and ''The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore'' (the latter won the Edgar Award), penned this tale of Bo, Teena, Lisa, and Julian, four high school students in Texas returning from a dramatics competition [[HostileWeather in the middle of a terrible thunderstorm]]. When the weather, flooding, and [[PlotDrivenBreakdown their car breaking down]] [[ClosedCircle forces them to take shelter in a nearby isolated house]], things immediately take a turn for the strange, with a very nervous man and his wife who don't seem to belong to the house giving them permission to stay and wait for a towtruck while they "[[BlatantLies go to a party]]". Things then proceed to become darker and creepier as the power goes out, the narrator Lisa begins getting the feeling they are not alone in the house, and some mysterious killer begins stalking them...a killer who seems to be a twisted and deadly magician.
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Joan Lowery Nixon, a young adults suspense/horror writer perhaps better known for ''The Seance'' and ''The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore'' (the latter won the Edgar Award), penned this tale of [[GenderEqualsEnsemble Bo, Teena, Lisa, and Julian, Julian]], four high school students in Texas returning from a dramatics competition [[HostileWeather in the middle of a terrible thunderstorm]]. When the weather, flooding, and [[PlotDrivenBreakdown their car breaking down]] [[ClosedCircle forces them to take shelter in a nearby isolated house]], things immediately take a turn for the strange, with a very nervous man and his wife who don't seem to belong to the house giving them permission to stay and wait for a towtruck while they "[[BlatantLies go to a party]]". Things then proceed to become darker and creepier as the power goes out, the narrator Lisa begins getting the feeling they are not alone in the house, and some mysterious killer begins stalking them...a killer who seems to be a twisted and deadly magician.
31st Oct '13 11:23:17 PM Ingonyama
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* VillainsActHeroesReact: For most of the book, Chamberlain is holding all the cards, with the kids either not knowing who is with them and what's going on, or being unable to do anything but be terrorized by his tricks and wonder what's next. This finally starts to change when Lisa's research helps them figure out who they're up against, and they begin strategizing on how to defeat him.
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* VillainsActHeroesReact: For most of the book, Chamberlain is [[{{Pun}} holding all the cards, cards]], with the kids either not knowing who is with them and what's going on, or being unable to do anything but be terrorized by his tricks and wonder what's next. This finally starts to change when Lisa's research helps them figure out who they're up against, and they begin strategizing on how to defeat him.
31st Oct '13 11:15:35 PM Ingonyama
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Joan Lowery Nixon, a young adults suspense/horror writer perhaps better known for ''The Seance'' and ''The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore'' (the latter won the Edgar Award), penned this tale of Bo, Teena, Lisa, and Julian, four high school students in Texas returning from a dramatics competition [[HostileWeather in the middle of a terrible thunderstorm]]. When the weather, flooding, and [[ClosedCircle their car breaking down forces them to take shelter in a nearby isolated house]], things immediately take a turn for the strange, with a very nervous man and his wife who don't seem to belong to the house giving them permission to stay and wait for a towtruck while they "[[BlatantLies go to a party]]". Things then proceed to become darker and creepier as the power goes out, the narrator Lisa begins getting the feeling they are not alone in the house, and some mysterious killer begins stalking them...a killer who seems to be a twisted and deadly magician.
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Joan Lowery Nixon, a young adults suspense/horror writer perhaps better known for ''The Seance'' and ''The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore'' (the latter won the Edgar Award), penned this tale of Bo, Teena, Lisa, and Julian, four high school students in Texas returning from a dramatics competition [[HostileWeather in the middle of a terrible thunderstorm]]. When the weather, flooding, and [[ClosedCircle [[PlotDrivenBreakdown their car breaking down down]] [[ClosedCircle forces them to take shelter in a nearby isolated house]], things immediately take a turn for the strange, with a very nervous man and his wife who don't seem to belong to the house giving them permission to stay and wait for a towtruck while they "[[BlatantLies go to a party]]". Things then proceed to become darker and creepier as the power goes out, the narrator Lisa begins getting the feeling they are not alone in the house, and some mysterious killer begins stalking them...a killer who seems to be a twisted and deadly magician.
12th Sep '13 5:38:01 AM Viira
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* VillainsActHeroesReact: For most of the book, [[IncrediblyLamePun Chamberlain is holding all the cards]], with the kids either not knowing who is with them and what's going on, or being unable to do anything but be terrorized by his tricks and wonder what's next. This finally starts to change when Lisa's research helps them figure out who they're up against, and they begin strategizing on how to defeat him.
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* VillainsActHeroesReact: For most of the book, [[IncrediblyLamePun Chamberlain is holding all the cards]], cards, with the kids either not knowing who is with them and what's going on, or being unable to do anything but be terrorized by his tricks and wonder what's next. This finally starts to change when Lisa's research helps them figure out who they're up against, and they begin strategizing on how to defeat him.
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