Invasion (Grumpy Old Wizards series, Book 6) by John O’Riley

“Josephine healed me and prevented the burnout from ravaging my body. I could feel my body failing. I would have died. I was foolish to avoid the truth for so long.”

What I expected:
A tale of old women with magical powers and juvenile attitudes to normal life. 

What it was:
Actually Josephine was not so juvenile at all. She is a different character than she was in Book 1, she has obviously matured (I guess that could be a pun, given her age!). And not only that, she is having a baby, who is also a wizard in his own right. The baby’s father is a White Knight and a member of the wizard council. Oh and alien AI are planning on overtaking planet earth with only the White Knights potentially able to stop them.  Treachery and intrigue abounds in this book. Suspect everyone, and hope to goodness that the White Knights prevail! Can they trust the AI’s daughter, or will she lead them into her father’s grasp?!

I think that the writing style has improved over the course of the series. I found this book easier to read than Book 1, and consequently more enjoyable. I feel more able to recommend this book to others who like this genre of magical fiction. 

I received an e-ARC of this novel from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

3/5 Stars (What this means…five-stars-applied-carefully)

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Invasion (Grumpy Old Wizards Book 6)

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Official description:
When Josephine joined the Earth Coalition and became part of the legendary White Knights, she thought she could leave the dangers of the world behind and raise her child within the peaceful sanctuary of Briodanis, an Ancient city protected by the most powerful magic the world has ever known. She couldn’t have been more wrong. The White Knights have returned, but their power is greatly diminished, and their lives are in mortal peril. 

As Josephine scrambles to understand her new abilities, she learns that a hostile AI from a distant world has discovered a way to travel to Earth. With a technologically advanced ship, the ruler of a vast and powerful army of androids will soon reach Earth, and the White Knights are the only ones capable of stopping the impending invasion.

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