The Secret of Ka by Christopher Pike

The Secret of Ka

byChristopher Pike

Kobo ebook | September 13, 2010

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One minute Sara's bored on vacation in Istanbul. The next, she's unearthed a flying carpet that cleverly drags her to the mysterious Island of the Djinn—or genies. By her side is Amesh, a cute guy she has a crush on but doesn't yet trust. When Amesh learns the secret of invoking djinn, he loses control. He swears he'll call upon only one djinn and make one wish. The plan sounds safe enough. But neither Sara nor Amesh are any match for the monster that that swells before them. It hypnotizes Amesh, compelling him to steal Sara’s flying carpet and leave her stranded on the island.
Discovering the carpet has sparked a new path for Sara, one that will lead her to battle creatures even deadlier than djinn. In this fight, Sara can save mankind, herself, or the boy she cares for. Who will she be forced to sacrifice?
Title:The Secret of KaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 13, 2010Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547505434

ISBN - 13:9780547505435

Customer Reviews of The Secret of Ka

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slow but worth it. I've been a big Christopher Pike fan for years. I was very excited to see a newer book. It was slow at first, but once it got going it was worth the read. Don't expect it to be like the teen reads, it's more like his books for the older audience like Alosha.
Date published: 2013-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dreaming of Books Review I don’t know too many books with genies and magic carpets so the first thing that came to mind was Aladdin because that’s the only story I know with genies and magic carpets. In the beginning Sara seemed very spoiled to me and she always has to have it her way. Both she and Amesh have so many arguments about the carpet and she says that they will share it 50/50 but she still feels more entitled to it than he does. At first I understood why Amesh might be so insistent on finding a Djinn (genie) and making a wish. He’s from an impoverished family and maybe making that one wish will help improve his family situation. But as I kept reading it became clear that he’s overly obsessed with it and that he might have other motives for wanting a Djinn so bad. I’m seeing this more and more in books now where the two main characters hardly know each other and have just met but suddenly they realize they’re falling in love. With Sara and Amesh, they’ve just met that very day and spend most of their time arguing with each other. But then when Amesh gets in trouble, steals the carpet and leaves her stranded on an isolated island; she’s still worried about him and missing him. I enjoyed reading about the mythology and the world of the Djinn and as the story gets going, it gets exciting with lots of action. It kept me guessing and once the Djinn got involved you don’t know what they might do because they have an agenda of their own too. Believe it or not this is the fist book I’ve read by Christopher Pike. I know he’s written a lot of other series so I’m looking forward to picking those up too.
Date published: 2010-11-14