The Secret of Mago Castle

Fiction - Fantasy - General
368 Pages
Reviewed on 11/23/2014
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Author Biography

Rebecca Tinkle is an American born writer and film producer who is two parts Buddha and one part fairy godmother. Inspired by a life-changing spiritual awakening while visiting South Korea in 2008, she penned her first novel.

Her screen and print projects include "Eve: Redemption," "The Secret of Mago Castle," and "CHANGE: The LifeParticle Effect." As a novelist, her style has been described as innovative, mystical, and vivid.

A meditation enthusiast and Body & Brain Yoga Instructor, Rebecca wishes to one day be known as the woman that changed the world, simply by inspiring others to change their world. She lives today in Sedona, Arizona.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

The Secret of Mago Castle is a metaphysical novel written by Rebecca Tinkle. Noah, Toby, Leuters and Angeline are looking for something, even if they don't know it. Noah is a doctor who's been diagnosed with a serious heart condition. Toby is in the stock market and has an ability that's made his life a prosperous, but meaningless one. Leuters has just been released from prison for the sin of finding and promoting a universal wellness product. Angeline is an actress who has not found her place and also has a secret skill. Noah's journey begins on the day before his heart surgery, when he walks into a lecture on life's spiritual significance, given by a woman named Suna. She informs him that she had been waiting for him, and their meeting would change his life.

Rebecca Tinkle's metaphysical fantasy, The Secret of Mago Castle, is an absorbing and uplifting story set in the red hills surrounding Sedona, Arizona. The author quickly introduces each of her characters and involves the reader in their stories. I was intrigued with the author's use of Korea's history in plotting this book, and found her presentation of the Korean creation myth to be marvelous and very inspirational. The Secret of Mago Castle gives you a lot to think about, even if you never visit Sedona or are inclined to meditation. Reading this book made me feel positive and empowered, and after reading it, I'm still feeling that way. I'm also eager to learn more about the Budoji and the history of ancient Korea. I enjoyed reading The Secret of Mago Castle. It's a marvelous story and is highly recommended.

Gisela Dixon

The Secret of Mago Castle by Rebecca Tinkle is an enthralling read! It is a story about five people from different walks of life: Toby, Leuters, Noah, Suna, and Angeline, whose individual destinies happen to converge in the beautiful, mystical land of Sedona, Arizona. The book takes us through each character and their life story interspersed with their universal destiny. This is a great book for anyone interested in life beyond the outer form, spirituality, philosophy, or just an intriguing life journey. This book combines elements from various cultures and religions of the world and is based upon an ancient creation story from the East. All in all, The Secret of Mago Castle is a book which, even though it is a fantasy, will leave you wondering if such things are possible and do exist.

Rebecca Tinkle is an author based in Sedona, Arizona herself and certainly draws from her own experiences. She writes delightfully and keeps up that subtle element of mystery throughout the book which makes The Secret of Mago Castle a page-turner. Rebecca’s style is simple, yet artistic. She has created strong characters that are easily identified with and give us hope for humanity. The book is cleverly written to introduce people to the world of mysticism and leaves one with the feeling that there is more to life than meets the eye and that the universe is a mystery that may be possible to unravel in the rocks of Sedona. I loved reading it and would highly recommend it!

Stephen Fisher

The Secret of Mago Castle by Rebecca Tinkle is an inspirational fantasy story about a group of four people that meet during a personal trek to mysterious Bell Rock in Sedona, Arizona. Toby, a boisterous stock trader. Noah, a dying heart specialist. Leuters, an ordained priest imprisoned after he discovers a miracle medicine. Angelina, a struggling actress who, by a series of uncanny circumstances, lands a job at the nearby resort. They all have a divine secret that makes them unique within the human race. They embark on a single mission; to save humanity. With the help of a spiritual expert in meditation named Suna, they are set on a path of internal peace, influenced by the profound knowledge they discover at Bell Rock. Their goal is to enlighten one percent of the earth with the hopes that the ideals would be spread world wide. A miracle happens that gets the misinterpreted attention of the media and they become fugitives. Suna’s spiritual mentor gives them much more than sanctuary as he recharges their batteries, so to speak, and sets them back on track.

Rebecca Tinkle does a marvelous job in the development of the plot as she moves the story forward. The characters are attracted to each other by the special circumstances that set them apart from other people. The author uses her knowledge of Korean and spiritual meditation to bring understanding to the development of her characters in a fantastical, supernatural adventure with lots of surprises. The Secret of Mago Castle is well written, gripping and engaging as the pages begin turning faster and faster. It is a beautiful story with unforgettable heroes that will move your spirit to a higher level of consciousness, where all you need is … love.