About Shanti and the Magic Mandala:
Shanti and the Magic Mandala is an adventure in which fantasy and reality are mingled. The book tells the story of six teenagers, from different religious and cultural origins and different parts of the world, who are mystically recruited to form two groups – one in the Northern Hemisphere, and one in the Southern. They eventually gather in Peru, and through a single alliance, begin a frantic chase for the sacred object that can stop the black magician’s final plan…
Young Adult is usually not my thing, but when I saw the trailer for this book and read the description, I thought I should definitely check it out. I’m glad I did. Shanti and the Magic Mandala has a great message. Love. It’s as simple as that. What I also liked about the book was the variety of people in it. This is not your standard, middle class kid struggling with teenage angst, etc. It has a different angle, which is refreshing. The descriptions used in the book are very lush and it’s easy to become part of their world. Definitely worth picking up, and I hope there are more books to come with these characters.
About F.T. Camargo:
F. T. Camargo is an Italian Brazilian living in Sao Paulo, Brazil. An award winning architect, he has a degree in Arts and Media. He is devoted to animals and has been deeply involved in causes for their protection and freedom. He is a world traveler, speaks 4 languages-English, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish and has published a travel book Rio, Maravilha! For many years he has been practicing yoga and meditation and studying the Kabbalah. His exploration of spiritual teachings motivated a commitment to self-development which in turn created a new path and goal in life. Shanti and the Magic Mandala was born from his inner journey. This is the first in a series of many more exciting books to come. Click here to visit his website.