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Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn: A Steampunk Faerie Tale (Paperback)
Come, Best Beloved, and sit you by my feet. I shall tell you a tale such as sister Scheherazade could have scarce imagined...
In the Nejd there is nothing at all...except secrets. A band of thieves wishes such secrets to remain hidden.
In England, far from his desert home, Ali bin-Massoud serves as apprentice to the famed Charles Babbage. One night a mysterious box is delivered by a clockwork falcon and Ali's world is never the same again. Heartache, danger, and thieves mark his journey as Ali is summoned home at the death of his father.
It will take faith, knowledge, and yes, love to realize his destiny, and more than a little skill with steam-driven technology. Can he unravel the mystery of the puzzle box and the clockwork djinn before it is too late? An ancient legacy and Ali's very life depend on his success.
Hear you the tale of Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn.
"Rich with steampunk, magic, and an enchanting setting, this story casts a spell and won't let go until the very last page " --Maria V. Snyder, New York Times Bestselling Author
"Readers of steampunk and Middle Eastern-inspired fantasy alike will adore this lush foray into a world seldom explored by the genre. Buckle up for a wild ride across the deserts of your imagination " --Tiffany Trent, award-winning author of The Unnaturalists
"A charming retelling of the famous classic ...] Whether you are a fan of Steampunk, of exotic fairytales, or just of good writing, this story should delight." --L. Jagi Lamplighter, award-winning author
"Beautifully evocative of the fairy tale tradition in parts that the modern, steampunk nature of the tale is completely encapsulated in a wonderful adventure." --Luke's Reviews