A Sliver of Stardust (A Sliver of Stardust, Book 1) by Marissa Burt

By Marissa Burt

From Marissa Burt, writer of Storybound, comes a richly imagined heart grade fable jam-packed with magic, intrigue, and inventive twists. A Sliver of Stardust is the precise subsequent experience for fanatics of A Wrinkle in Time and The Emerald Atlas.

Wren Matthews suggestion she'd outgrown nursery rhymes decades in the past. yet that used to be prior to she knew that songs of twinkling little stars and four-and-twenty blackbirds have been the foremost to an old, hidden magic.

Wren's discovery catapults her right into a international of buried secrets and techniques, unusual goals, and a mountain fort less than an aurora-filled sky. yet simply as she starts off to grasp her designated skills, her new international starts to disintegrate round her . . . and merely she will be able to reserve it.

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Make a meticulous gesture of squaring the cards by holding the packet horizontally, gripped at the left end of the packet, the left thumb behind and the first and second fingers in front. Turn the left hand so that the packet is pointing downwards from the hand, then stroke down Page 66 the right side of the packet with the right fingers (Figure 4). Turn the packet to the horizontal position in the left hand, gripping the centre of the top side as shown in Figure 5, then stroke down the right end with the right fingers.

In the photograph the right hand has been tilted back to show Page 50 the position of the cards. In actual practice the end of the right hand packet would be covered more by the right hand. As the packets go together retain a break between them with the left thumb. Cut out the under packet with the right hand and repeat the whole shuffle as before, when the pack will be in its original order. The action should be simulated to a regular corner riffle shuffle. SIDE RIFFLE CUT. This riffle cut retains the bottom stock of cards.

Take the squared packet into the right hand, the corner in t h e thumb crotch as in Figure 3, with the face card on the fingers and the ends of the cards projecting over the first finger. Open the left side of the jacket with the left hand and make an indicating gesture towards the armpit with the right hand. Under cover of the jacket, move the right thumb down on the back card, which swivels down to the palm position (Figure 3). Continue the sentence, . . I shall try and stop one at the shoulder on its way across".

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