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  • Title: Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn: A Steampunk Faerie Tale
  • Author: Danielle Ackley-McPhail Day Al-Mohamed
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  • Page: 215
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  • 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 allexcept secrets A band of thieves wish 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 deliveCome, 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 allexcept secrets A band of thieves wish 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 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.
    Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn A Steampunk Faerie Tale 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 allexcept secrets A band of thieves wish such

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    1. Thank you NetGalley for awarding me this tale to read Danielle Ackley McPhail and co author, Day Al Mohamed created a re telling of Ali Baba and the 40 thieves, with steampunk twisted throughout Fantastic idea So lovingly were the characters created I enjoyed this very much Descriptions were perfect, I was able to see Ali s journey s all the way from foggy London nicely detailed on how he kept to his traditional clothing, even though he was abused by people for it to the sand swept desert and hi [...]

    2. I was able to read this book before publication author perk Danielle and her co author Day Al Mohamed don t know why she isn t listed are friends of mine They asked me to provide a blurb for the book I enjoyed it very much and this is the blurb, I provided This unique twist on Ali Baba will keep you riveted Rich with Steampunk, magic, and an enchanting setting, this story casts a spell and won t let go until the very last page It was so refreshing to read a Steampunk story not set in Europe yes, [...]

    3. Billed as a steampunk faerie tale , but the fairy tale isn t well mated with the rest of the story.Ali bin Massoud has a head for gearwork, so he s in England apprenticing with the famous Charles Babbage Then a clockwork falcon drops him an antique magical puzzle box, which sends him running back home to deal with his father s death and eventually a bottled djinn, a cave of treasure with forty thieves in it, and a number of other familiar story elements.The storytelling is pretty good The steam [...]

    4. Disclaimer ARC read via Netgalley Everyone should know the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves It s a wonderful story largely because of the servant woman who saves her master though her intelligence This short novel is a steampunk version of a tale, which means that Ali is an inventor who as the story opens is apprenticed to Charles Babbage And there are airships Which are cool because some of the scenes with Babbage and the pilot of an airship are quite good The novel is good, enjoyable if [...]

    5. I won a copy of this book through a giveaway.There s a lot to love about this retelling of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, but with a steampunk twist Foremost is the main character, Ali He s an artificer and a good sort of guy I really loved that he was a devout Muslim it s great to see faith handled in a positive way, especially when it s mixed with magic The very real character if Babbage plays an important part, though I was disappointed by how that was handled He vanished for much of the boo [...]

    6. I received of copy on Netgalley for review.Oh this book How I love thee Let me count the ways I love a good fairy tale and let me tell you, this is a fine one It fuses the wonders of a good novel and a good fairy tale into one Realistic characters and emotions and awesome steampunk with fanciful perfection and happiness.The main character is really wonderful He evolves over the book and you can really notice that he s turned from a boy into a man He s intelligent and wonderful Earlier in my read [...]

    7. I really enjoyed this so thank you, Isana There were some technical things I would change and my heart hurt at realizing a few interesting things were forgotten by the story, but I overall really loved it I think that the book could ve been aided greatly by illustrations and that the story would make an incredible video game I wish, as well, that the story was expanded but it s definitely one that I recommend

    8. Originally posted on Tales to Tide You OverBaba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn caught my eye as a perfect crossover of my fascination with Middle Eastern tales and steampunk I was surprised and dismayed when I had trouble getting into it, though, the blend of non Western storytelling with a main character steeped in Islamic tradition making the beginning slow The reader knows than the main character practically from the start and Ali lets tradition drive his actions with no real sense of self He r [...]

    9. The tale of Aladdin and the forty thieves retold with a clockwork steampunk element to the world A tale that has dangers at the turn for Ali and his family, and I liked it for it FULL REVIEW Eighteen year old Ali bin Massoud is visited by a mechanical falcon while in England apprenticing under Ustad Babbage The falcon leaves him a gift, a puzzle box something he s loved for years inscribed in his home language with his name This one is special as it s crafted with clockwork and magic Kassim, Al [...]

    10. Authors Danielle Ackley McPhail and Day Al Mohamed s collaboration whisks you away to Persia on a magic carpet.Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn is a beautiful retelling of the classic Ali Baba and the Forty thieves Shortly after a run in with a mystical figure Ali is faced with an onslaught of problems that challenge his faith, his mind, and his heart The story tracks his progress as he attempts to solve a relentless onslaught of problems The mental imagery I had was truly inspiring, and I thank [...]

    11. Open Sesame and steam powered camels In the mood for Victorian England Or perhaps a blast of hot wind from the deserts of Arabia Love airships and tales of intricately crafted gadgets The tale you seek is Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn New from Palomino Press, Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn by Danielle Ackley McPhail and Day Al Mohamed is a steampunk tale of a thoughtful and clever young man and his adventures outwitting the Forty Thieves Ali is a gentle soul with a talent for making and cra [...]

    12. I enjoyed this very inventive retelling of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves , and how the steampunk elements were woven throughout It was also cool to see a steampunk novel with primarily Muslim characters.I liked the use of real life figure Charles Babbage as Ali s mentor which also served to explain what Ali was doing in London at the start of the book, in a nod to the urban English setting of so many steampunk novels but there was arguably a little too much of him, where it would have been nice [...]

    13. BOOK I m sorry I wanted to finish this, but I set it aside because I wasn t feeling it and now it s archived so I missed my chance.So.Yeah.I liked what I read though it did drag in places I was super intrigued by all the mysteriousness Can t wait to get a chance to read it all

    14. Magic is the primary tone of this tome, with a traditional taste of steampunk in clockwork figures and airships in the Victorian era Ali is a standout character, and beautifully developed from start to finish.Read full review in the 2014 November issue of InD tale Magazine.

    15. This is a delightful fairy tale with magic and machinery thrown in And Charles Babbage I love the combination of folklore and Victorian setting, and both the Eastern and Western settings are clearly well researched and well loved Recommended

    16. As you should be able to tell from the title, Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn is a steampunk retelling of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, with some magic thrown in From the synopsis 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 I ve read sh [...]

    17. Full review posted at Story and Somnomancy.Lately I ve been breaking my stories down to things I loved, things I had love hate relationships to, and things that didn t fly for me It was harder for Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn because while I liked the idea and premise of the retelling I mean, come on, Ali Baba on an airship how cool is that , I didn t think much of the tale itself changed because of the steampunk elements For me, it really did just feel like throwing in steampunk elements in [...]

    18. Thank you to the authors for providing me with a copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review.Let the record show I read an e book I know, it is sacrilege I read it on my tablet, which was a bit awkward, and I will be honest, this did impact on my reading experience But sometimes there are some opportunities that we don t want to miss out on This was one of those.Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn is based on the tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves from the Thousand and One Arabian Night [...]

    19. Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn is based on the famous tale from One Thousand and One Arabian Nights, complete with forty thieves and the treasure cave that opens to open sesame In addition, steampunk machinery, magical beings plus a healthy helping of Arabian and Islamic culture make it a rich and beautiful story.Ali bin Massoud is studying engineering in London with Charles Babbage when he receives a strange puzzle box from an amazing clockwork visitor He also receives news of his beloved fat [...]

    20. Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.In this retelling of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Danielle Ackley McPhail and Day Al Mohamed have mixed a little machinery with magic while delving into the Arabian culture, and bringing us a protagonist whose heroism is in his dedication dedication to his craft, his family, and his desire to to what s right BABA ALI AND THE CLOCKWORK DJINN is a breath of fresh desert wind, and if the book suffers from some plotting and pacing missteps, it s still a [...]

    21. Review originally published on Steamingenious steamingenious 2014 06 Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn A Steampunk Faerie Tale by Danielle Ackley McPhail and Day Al MohamedAs you may be able to tell from the title, this book is a steampunk retelling of the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves I m not terribly familiar with the original, except for what I know by cultural osmosis And I m not overly thrilled by the idea of steampunk versions of familiar stories However, this book proved that a s [...]

    22. If you were to guess that this book is a retooled tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, you would be correct Like any good fairy tale, it is not incredibly original, but it blends Arabic, Persian, and Egyptian culture and vocabulary with some of the famous Arabian Nights stories, creates scenes that transport the readers to the early twentieth century Arabia if it had magic and steampunk additions , and teaches us about the nature of the Islamic faith through the patient piety of the main cha [...]

    23. This story is full of adventure and intrigue I was also pleasantly surprised to find a bit of romance Based on the first part of the story, I wasn t really expecting that The story starts off at a bit of a slower pace as we are introduced to the main characters, Baba Ali and his teacher, Mr Babbage Things change quickly though, when a mysterious package is delivered to Ali Soon there are break ins, threats, and even murder attempts.While traveling back to his homeland, Ali s true heritage begins [...]

    24. This story is full of adventure and intrigue I was also pleasantly surprised to find a bit of romance Based on the first part of the story, I wasn t really expecting that The story starts off at a bit of a slower pace as we are introduced to the main characters, Baba Ali and his teacher, Mr Babbage Things change quickly though, when a mysterious package is delivered to Ali Soon there are break ins, threats, and even murder attempts.While traveling back to his homeland, Ali s true heritage begins [...]

    25. 3.5 STARS DISCLAIMER I received a copy in exchange for an honest reviewBaba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn is the type of novel I didn t think I d ever read, but the premise sounded interesting and different so I figured why not Little did I know, it s actually a retelling of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, only I didn t realise until halfway through the story.In fact, I wasn t fully engaged with what was happening until the last half kicked in That s when I felt like the story really made sense an [...]

    26. You know the story, don t you, of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves No, my friends you know only what the bride of a King would briefly say to save her life you don t know the true story Just as there are intricate gears and movements that work beneath the face of your clock to tell you the time, so there are facets to the story that remain unknown In fact there is an entire novel s worth of surprises for you For this is the story of the student of an inventor called home upon the unfortunate passing [...]

    27. I have told one of the authors in person this is my favorite of all her work so far This was a relatively quick read despite how long it took me to actually post a review and a fun ride along the way I m generally cautious about using historical figures so much in stories, but that did not detract from things in any way This was a well done story that also happened to be steampunk I say that because story should always come first The steampunk portion was actually part of the story, not just som [...]

    28. BABA ALI AND THE CLOCKWORK DJINN is a breath of fresh desert wind, and if the book suffers from some plotting and pacing missteps, it s still a charming oasis for fantasy lovers looking to enjoy something a little less Western.Read the rest of this review on All Things Urban Fantasy.

    29. This was a delight to read I will be posting a review shortly I am going to get some of her urban fantasies immediately

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