Date Released: February 26th 2002
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 317 pages
Kate lives a normal life, or well, as normal as life can get considering she is a Witch – Yeah, not so normal, limited friends, and a few rude words along the school hallways – So when mysterious new guy Jared enters her school, and strange things start to happen, she is immediately drawn to him. After all, if it appears they share powers, why not befriend him?
But who said Jarrod wanted a friend? A friend with powers? Or that he had any powers? Maybe its only a curse… Jarrod is the kind of guy that has trouble facing the in-crowd, insecure of himself and skeptical of Kate’s “magic” and all the world she lives in. But a terrible accident makes Jarred realize: he needs Kate.
And somewhere between the curse and needing Kate, they end up way, way, way back in the past, trying to locate Jared’s ancestors and eliminate the curse from its root. For this, Jarrod and Kate pretend to be brothers but, nothing ever goes as planned, does it? So they end up pretending they are married. Though not everything is honeymoons and sunshine. There’s a Crow, that can’t seem to keep his eyes off both of them – or is it just Kate?- and the Crow has very human eyes – Oh-oh. It seems our Little Kate is in Big trouble. Turns out Creepy Crow is really a Creepy Man, more like a Creepy Wizard, that wants something more that Kate’s company. He kidnaps her. Hold her hostage in his tower. And Jarrod? Week, helpless… semi-loser Jarrod. What can he do? Train, he learns to use a sword, builds up some good muscle, and some attitude. Kate’s Knight in Shining Armor. What to do think happens next?
I found Old Magic a wonderful book, I loved being taken to the past and finding old mysteries, old traditions some disgusting - like eating without a fork or showering once a month – and others simply hilarious – worse that showering once a month, showering with the guy who pretends to be your husband ^^ - a story filled with old magic and adventures, and a dreadful possibility that, when changing the past, they will change the future, but not in the way they expected. Or worst, never be able to come back.
Old Magic is a must read to anyone who enjoys an evil witch – or wizard – an in-trouble princes – Kate – and a charming prince –Jarrod. . . later on in the book of course xD – I can only describe Old Magic in one word: Enchanting...
"This wind is mystical yet tame, and it sings to me"