Book Review of “Shanti and the Magic Mandala”

“Shanti and the Magic Mandala” was published in 2014 and was written by F. T. Camargo. This is their first publication.

I obtained a galley of this novel for review through https://www.netgalley.com. I would categorize this novel as slightly ‘R’ as there is some Violence. The novel is written in the third person and is primarily set in contemporary New York, New York and Peru. There are six teenagers from various countries and backgrounds. These are brought together to form the North and South Alliances. They meet to form a world alliance in Peru.

The six teenagers are reincarnations of people from long lost Atlantis. They are being brought together again at long last to confront a dark magician’s plan to dominate the world. In their former lives they had fought the same black magic in Atlantis.

This is a Young Adult Fantasy novel. The six primary characters come from a multicultural background. Having a mix of characters from diverse background was interesting, though I was not impressed with the plot. I give this novel a 3 out of 5.

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