Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn

BabaAli CoverTitle: Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn: A Steampunk Faerie Tale

ISBN: 978-1-937051-90-7

Authors: Danielle Ackley-McPhail and Day Al-Mohamed

Genre: Steampunk

Publisher: Palomino Press, Imprint of Dark Quest Books.

Publish Date: September 1, 2014

Length: 240 Pages

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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. 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 it.

Hear you the tale of Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn.


The first two chapters of Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn can be read online at:

Book Blurbs

“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
“This book does a really fantastic job of blending a traditional tale but making it distinctly steampunk. […] we need more stories that handle the blending of influences this well. I highly recommend it.” -Steam Ingenious Reviews


For those of you interested in learning more about the world of Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn, check out the blog posts about my research and thoughts that highlight some of the “Book Secrets” in the writing of the novel.