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Dumb old curse... When Dad unwittingly unleashes upon himself a deadly and ancient curse, it’s up to 12-year-old Chloe Walker to come to the rescue. Once the entire family is deep within the Indian rainforest, Chloe and her local friend, Sotol, head out to find a cure for the illness that threatens her father’s life. To find the Golden Seed, Chloe and Sotol risk life and lDumb old curse... When Dad unwittingly unleashes upon himself a deadly and ancient curse, it’s up to 12-year-old Chloe Walker to come to the rescue. Once the entire family is deep within the Indian rainforest, Chloe and her local friend, Sotol, head out to find a cure for the illness that threatens her father’s life. To find the Golden Seed, Chloe and Sotol risk life and limb, facing ruthless poachers, desolate elephant burial grounds, and the fantastical wilds of nature. With a magical amulet, arguing gibbons, a mama tiger on the run, and an impossible rope bridge that only a nut would try to cross—Chloe is on the adventure of a lifetime. Decode the map, find the seed, and defeat Yama. No problem... Yeah Right!...

Title : The Curse of Yama (C. Walker Adventures, #1)
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ISBN : 17999723
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 167 Pages
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The Curse of Yama (C. Walker Adventures, #1) Reviews

  • Amy Goggans
    2019-05-01 04:47

    Curse of Yama is an adventure and a half. This Breakout novel from K F Ridley will definitely have me coming back for more. Ridley creates characters you will fall in love with. The plot keeps you guessing (I couldn't put it down). This novel is very well written; I felt I was riding on elephant back through the deep jungles of India. Great read for every middle grade reader (yes moms even those kids who hate reading!) and moms don't forget to read this treasure yourself. Can't wait for the next in the series!

  • Teric Darken
    2019-05-14 23:54

    I acquired this middle-grade reader's book for my children and began perusing the first few pages of the novel. Before I knew it, I had read the entire book. Author KF Ridley does an excellent job of taking the reader on an unforgettable adventure, with one Chloe Walker, her father, and a host of other memorable characters including: an Indian friend named Tumera; the young native, Sotol; and Goesha, a smart and savvy elephant.Chloe's father is an adventurer and scholar who is on a quest to save one Mrs. DeFranc from a deadly curse: The Curse of Yama- an ancient god of death. When Chloe's dad accidentally reads the same deadly words- invoking death upon himself from an ancient text- it's up to his daughter to find the mystical cure within lifesaving seeds before the curse runs its course.The action and adventure is nonstop in this accessible read. Fans of the Young Indiana Jones chronicles and adventuresome stories in general will eat this up! There is no curse upon The Curse of Yama- on the contrary, Author KF Ridley blesses the reader with an exhilarating adventure!Teric DarkenAuthor of Wickflicker<><+><>

  • T.R. Stoddard
    2019-05-13 02:16

    I saw the cover of The Curse of Yama and I knew that I just had to read it. So, in this case, I really did judge a book by its cover. And I was right. The Curse of Yama, the first in the C. Walker Adventures by KF Ridley does not disappoint. Right off the bat you are introduced to a spunky 12, almost 13 year old girl named Chloe. She is sarcastic, smart, witty and seems old for her age(Not like a lot of female characters you find in books now-a-days). She is close with her family, but also very independent, making her the perfect candidate for an awesome adventure. And boy does she find one. It is refreshing to see The Curse of Yama masterfully blend the gods we learn about in school with a fresh curse to accompany them. This book is for any kid, and the kid in all of us. Even the minor characters in this book are engaging, and you get attached to everyone, especially the animal characters. If I had to compare it to anything, I would call it a mix between The Wild Thornberrys and a younger Indiana Jones. I can’t wait for the next one to see what adventure life takes Chloe next book. KF Ridley is definitely an amazing author to keep an eye out for.

  • Yvonne Stegall
    2019-04-21 01:56

    Classified as a “young adult” book, “The Curse of Yama” is for more than just the kids. I am in my mid- to late 30′s and I LOVED it. This book has a little bit for anyone. It’s full of adventure, thrills and suspense. It is a story that you are sure to get hooked on, to the very last page.“The Curse of Yama” is the tale of a young girl named Chloe who loves to go on adventures with her dad. In this adventure Chloe gets a little more than she bargained for. Her dad is struck by a curse and Chloe must do everything she can to help save his life. During her harrowing adventure she makes some new friends, human and animal.This book shows the love of family, and how important it is to be brave when faced with danger. KF Ridley, the books author, did a wonderful job on this story and I am looking forward to her future Chloe adventures. “The Curse of Yama” is just the first in “The C. Walker Adventures.”For more info on this awesome book, or to find out how to buy a copy of your very own, visit KF Ridley.

  • Crystal Trent Dotson
    2019-05-07 03:01

    By: KF RidleyReviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson When Chloe's dad unleashes The Curse of Yama upon himself ,it's up to Chloe to find the cure. Chloe and her friend Sotol , set out on an unforgettable adventure through the jungles of India, riding elephants , and dealing with poachers , they must decode the map and find the seed before time runs out and the curse kills her dad.This is a Wonderful book , great for kids , it's full of adventure , animals , and magic. And the illustrations are amazing! My 12 year old loved it , and being that Chloe is 12 years old made her feel more into the adventures also. We both enjoyed this book , and can't wait for the next book by KF Ridley.

  • Kate Tenbeth
    2019-04-25 05:05

    The Curse of Yama is a wonderful book with strong characters that children can relate to - Chloe is brave and determined and Sotol a true adventurer. Together, the two of them embark on a dangerous journey to find the seed that will save her father's life. I love the description of the jungle and the fact that the author puts in facts about different environment and cultures that children will soak up without even knowing they are doing so! I thought the animals speaking was a wonderful touch, they were so wise and funny at the same time. It was fast paced, exciting and a great read!

  • Heidi
    2019-05-21 00:01

    I received a free copy of this to read and review. While I thought the premise had a lot of promise and I think the author had a great writing style (most of the time), I had some really big issues with this book. Firstly, the main character does absolutely nothing but show up for the entire book. In the beginning a magic medallion is given to her, then their animal leads her where she needs to go, then she's at a cave w/ a blocked entrance and it magically opens for her, for no reason, after that she finds the pedestal where she thinks she'll find the seeds. They aren't there, but as she turns to go a rock falls on the pedestal breaking it and revealing the seeds inside. After that her friend is in danger, she lamely attempts to help him only to have someone else come to his rescue. Aside from a little determination (who wouldn't be motivated by the imminent death of their father) she lacks anything resembling strength, cunning, physicality, brains, resourcefulness...and even whines (far too often) about how hard everything is, when she hasn't even done anything. Secondly, there are a few instances where the author over writes what should be an intense scene...instead making it just feel like she's trying to shove down my throat how serious it is. For example... "I crept closer to the rock pedestal, but stopped myself just within a few feet of it. I lost my breath all at once. A deep, abyss-like trench surrounded and protected the forgotten tattered bag...My feet stopped just shy of the darkened trench. Stopping quickly, I slipped and barely avoided falling in." I'm not sure why the author felt it necessary to tell us that she stopped 3 times when it should only be told one time well. I hope this author continues to write, and improve her craft, there were some great descriptions and moments. I also hope she gets a better editor and fleshes out the story more instead of making it so linear and simple. There were maps, mysteries and riddles I would have enjoyed participating in solving, but they never went anywhere.

  • Sharon
    2019-05-03 03:13

    K.F. Ridley's "The Curse of Yama" is a fantasy tale for the 'tween set. Twelve-year-old Chloe decides that it is up to her to unravel an ancient map and thus a curse that has fallen on her father and a friend.I had a hard time relating to Chloe initially. The book starts with her complaining that the family is going to India *again* (instead of Disney World) because a family friend has asked her archeologist father to help out with this map and the curse. I had to put myself into the mindset of my 12-year-old self who hated camping -- something that my family did at least two weekends out of the month in the summertime -- to see how this might be upsetting to a young person who would rather do something else.In any event, before too long the action takes us to the jungles of India and Chloe (with local youth Sotol) seeking the answers to the Curse of Yama, unleashed on her father because he translates the map's riddles from Sanskrit.The story is cute, with the kinds of elements that 'tween fantasy fans are sure to love. Some of the grammar constructions are awkward (e.g., passive voice and unusual word use like "Tumera informed" at the end of a quotation instead of "Tumera informed us.") Otherwise a decent read that is not too scary and that youngsters should like.

  • Kitty Chatfou
    2019-05-02 00:48

    "THE CURSE OF YAMA" BY K.F. RIDLEYI was intrigued from the very beginning, K.F. Ridley has written a story that middle-graders and even adults will absolutely love and cherish. I really love the fact that she uses animals and messages about how it's wrong to poach and hunt them. The addition of Chloe's ability (which I refuse to give away :)) when she receives an amulet from Tumera lends just enough of a magical quality to the story that I can imagine all children wishing they had one! I know I do and I'm a grown up!Chloe and her friend Sotol are some of the greatest heroes ever and along with their elephant friend Goesha, this story is simply enchanting. All kids dream of traveling to far off lands and having exciting adventures and this book is one that promotes imagination! The fact this book has a precursor title called "The C. Walker Adventures," leads me to believe there is more to come, and I certainly hope so!-Kitty Bullard / Great Minds Think Aloud Book ClubRead more: http://www.greatmindsthinkaloud.probo...

  • King
    2019-05-22 02:58

    "The Curse of Yama lives up to its expectations, for being classic & a fun read; it took me on a bumpy ride thru india's rainforest via elephant back riding. Unforgettable. Take caution not to bump heads with experienced urban hunters & their wild canines, marking your every step of the way. I found the book best to read at the earliest noonday. For me, that did enhance the atmosphere setting written within the book. Most importantly, the one call Yama has a very interesting background bio. Adventure along with talking species residing within India's jungle, all awaits! It's a fun read for all ages! -& one to grow on!& so I quote, "The next morning at dawn, the sun smiled & encouraged me. I heard the excitement & rustling outside as the men prepared to leave for a journey that held no garantees."~ The Curse of Yama, By K. F. Ridley."

  • Elizabeth Mueller
    2019-05-15 05:46

    Do not read the map. Yama will forever curse you, but guess what? Chloe’s father had to in order to save Mrs. DeFranc's life, and now it’s up to Chloe to take matters into her own hands as he lies dying.Armed with a medallion that gives her a marvelous ability to communicate with animals, a friend who tasted near death in The jungle wilds and one courageous elephant, the trio set out for the cure.With a deadly poacher on the loose and a race against time, will they save her father's life?This book is wrought with adventure that is at every turn. The characters are charming and believable that had me turn the pages for more. The obstacles they face I find are as exciting as the ones from Indiana Jones!

  • Debbie
    2019-05-05 04:07

    The Curse of Yama is a novel for 8-10 year olds. Keeping this in mind allows us to understand the simplicity of the never ending drama. The author is not trying to stump an adult, she is trying to send children on one wild adventure...and I believe she does so quite nicely.If you allow yourself to be young again and run wild with Chloe, then you will be just as out of breath by the end of the novel as our young protagonist was. It is a fun read that children will love. Good clean adventure with some added danger in the form of poachers as Chloe races to solve the mystery of Yama and the save the life of her father.

  • Pauline Creeden
    2019-04-26 01:14

    A cute story, but not what I'd hoped for. I am of the group of readers who believe that even a child's book should be written well enough for all ages to enjoy. This book gave me the feeling that it was specifically written for children. The author repeats herself too often, and the explanations are too heavy handed. Middle graders will likely enjoy the adventure tremendously.

  • Theresa
    2019-04-27 05:10

    Though this is a young adult book, the terror and suspense in it would have put me off as a kid. I was white knuckling it as it was. This was a thrill ride, and the author knew just how to keep you feeling as scared as the characters in the book. It was amazing.And it had not one but two elephants in it, what could possible be better than that?

  • Theresa
    2019-05-16 05:10

    I really enjoyed this book. You've got adventure, curses and a kick ass female lead. I think both middle grade boys and girls would love this story!

  • Ellen Maze
    2019-04-26 00:50

  • K.F. Ridley
    2019-04-23 02:50