The Secret of Ka

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The Secret of Ka

By Christopher Pike

Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780547342474, 416pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2010

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 onbut 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?