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Rick Duffy
The Sigil Masters
Rick Duffy, author

Sigil magic is everywhere, used by the high and the lowly, friend and foe alike—except for one boy. With his last and only friend, he flees the terrible cures of the Reckoners to seek a wizened master, hoping to unravel the mystery of his curse. But a sinister figure will stop at nothing to capture the young man to use in a dangerous ritual, for the curse may hold the key to ushering in a new paradise—or plunging the lands into darkness and war.

Plot/Idea: 10 out of 10
Originality: 9 out of 10
Prose: 10 out of 10
Character/Execution: 10 out of 10
Overall: 9.75 out of 10


Plot: Duffy's story tells the exciting tale of two boys who are searching to find their paths in life and end up on an epic adventure of self-discovery and saving the world. 

Prose/Style: The language here is easy to understand and age-appropriate. It is easy to follow the story and the pace moves quickly. 

Originality: This story is very original, and features a creative spin on magic. A further explanation of some of the worldbuilding elements would be helpful. 

Character Development/Execution: Par and Enio demonstrate great growth throughout this coming-of-age tale. By the end, readers can see their maturity while still holding on to a small bit of childlike joy.

Blurb: An incredible coming-of-age tale about friendship and making your own way. 

Date Submitted: April 07, 2021