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Series: Blackstone's Magic Adventure — no. 1
Author: Dennison, Milo (pseudonym used by multiple people)
Illustrators: Stiles, Fran (cover)
Abrams, Paul (interior)
Date: September, 1985
ISBNs: 0812562518 / 9780812562514 (American edition)
0812562526 / 9780812562521 (Canadian edition)
Length: 125 pages
Number of Endings: 19
User Summary: Blackstone and two amateur detectives, Amanda and Alex Roberts, must investigate the construction site of what will be the world's tallest building, where supernatural events have supposedly been occurring. The investigation leads to all sorts of strange events involving Egypt, rock stars, alchemy and, of course, magicians.
Demian's Thoughts:

This is a really weird book. Not particularly good, but really weird. The events in it have almost nothing at all to do with the introduction, and most (if not all) of the endings are rather anti-climactic. It also suffers from rather poor layout; if a choice leads you to the opposite page and you can clearly see "THE END" at the bottom of that opposite page, you are unlikely to make that choice. At least some of the magic tricks taught in the text are kind of clever, though....

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