February 21st at 4:30pm Pacific/7:30pm Eastern/12:30am UTC
Please join us for our February book, Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn by by Danielle Ackley-McPhail and
Day Al-Mohamed. I am excited to return to this novel for a delightful, lively discussion this month!! The zoom link will be posted on the day of the event. For those who cannot attend via zoom, we will also live stream to Facebook.
Come, Best Beloved, and sit you by my feet. I shall tell you a tale such as sister Scheherazade could have scarce imagined. A tale of wonders, of deeds both great and grievous, of courage that defies description, and above all, Child of Adam, I shall tell you a tale of love.
The night is for the telling of tales to which the morning may bear Truth. In the oldest of days and ages and times, there was, and there was not, a great evil that reached across the desert and beyond…
In the Nejd there is nothing at all…except 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 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.
Virtual Book Club is our monthly convivial for book lovers. Whether you have finished the book or not, you are always welcome to join us for lively discussion and friendship. While our focus is primarily on the Steampunk genre, we do venture into some adjacent fictional territories. If you have any questions, please drop us a line.