Stuart Duffelmeyer wasn’t dissatisfied with his life. He had found his calling and was about to graduate NYU with his veterinary medicine diploma. It was an event he had eagerly awaited, until a cruel and hurtful prank ensure he wouldn’t be able to show his face at his own graduation. He swore vengeance, and his old Rabbi had given him just the tool to further his agenda. An old talisman connected him to the powers of earth, air, fire, water, animal, and spirits. He was given a higher purpose, granted powers beyond his dreams, but first, he would ensure that the egocentric eight who had shamed and humiliated him so completely would know true suffering by his hand. Building his army he sets forth to exact his revenge on those who oppress and abuse with their power.
Stuart Duffelmeyer and the Masters of Plagues is a supernatural fiction by Dewey B Reynolds. It focuses on the main character as he discovers his new ability and forges armies. The third person perspective of the writing allows for great descriptions to be presented, giving the reader a good feel of their surroundings. While the pace is slow, it is fun to see those who wrong others get their comeuppance. I liked the human aspect of Stuart, he had been gifted great boons and powers, and while he did utilise them for the good of others, he also used them to further his own plans to have the eight who had shamed him face their most terrifying fears until they repented. There are some great ideas and thought provoking passages, and whilst the characters didn’t develop as much as I personally would have liked, and I found the dialogue a little too forced and repetitive for my own tastes, it was still an enjoyable read.