Grumpy Old Wizards by John O'Riley
About the Book
Fifty years after the Disaster, the world is vastly different from days of old. Wizardry is the norm and magical talent is categorized. Josephine O'Connor, an eighty-four-year-old with a penchant for off-beat antics, is a category six, which means she possesses magical powers as rare as they are unsettling and a talent for psychometry that is so strong and acute that she can read the psychic impressions in a room without touching anything. With her unique physiology, she’s over eighty years of age and still gets carded at R-rated movies. Most of the time it’s flattering but it can sometimes be a nuisance. For the most part, Josephine spends her days like any other retirement community member. She plays cards with friends, attends get-togethers, and occasionally visits the beach until she is called upon by the police to investigate a crime scene left behind by a suspect with powers equal to her own. Now the race is on. Can an out-of-practice wizard marshal her abilities and catch a menace before he becomes so powerful even she can’t stop him?
I absolutely loved Grumpy Old Wizards! After reading Inheritance, the first book of the Wizards of Seattle series, I was already acquainted with the Disaster and the ensuing wizardry. I easily fell under O'Riley's spell of flawless writing of Josephine's story. The storyline was absolutely engrossing, and I found it incredibly hard to put this book down! With plots, action and intrigue galore, this book was completely captivating! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and am greatly looking forward to reading some more of his work!
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