The General and the Elephant Clock of Al-Jazari

2nd Edition Sequel to The General and the Horse Lord The General and the Horse Lord Book Two Fresh out of the closet, General John Mitchel and Gabriel Sanchez are settling into their new life together when an old army colleague taps them for a rescue mission to Tunisia Eli and Daniel, two former Rangers working security, have been arrested in Carthage, charged with blasp2nd Edition Sequel to The General and the Horse Lord The General and the Horse Lord Book Two Fresh out of the closet, General John Mitchel and Gabriel Sanchez are settling into their new life together when an old army colleague taps them for a rescue mission to Tunisia Eli and Daniel, two former Rangers working security, have been arrested in Carthage, charged with blasphemy and thrown into prison With rampant unrest in the ancient city and an old enemy targeting them, John gathers a team to liberate the two captive men When he discovers Eli s boyhood obsession with Al Jazari s Elephant Clock, the rescue becomes complicated and strangely beautiful, and John and Gabriel have to risk what they love the most to bring their team home 1st Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, October 2013
The General and the Elephant Clock of Al Jazari nd Edition Sequel to The General and the Horse Lord The General and the Horse Lord Book Two Fresh out of the closet General John Mitchel and Gabriel Sanchez are settling into their new life together

  • Title: The General and the Elephant Clock of Al-Jazari
  • Author: Sarah Black
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “The General and the Elephant Clock of Al-Jazari”

    1. I have been a fan of Sarah Black’s writing ever since I read Marathon Cowboys. I think she is in class of her own. The General and the Elephant Clock of Al-Jazari is a sequel from The General and the Horse-Lord, which was released back in April 2013. Unlike the previous book, which left me feeling conflicted, this one is straight love. In fact, I can say that this is my favorite Sarah Black story to date.The backdrop story about The Elephant Clock of Al-Jazari and the Carthage is so interestin [...]

    2. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, Sarah Black in this genre is HER OWN STANDARD.I’ve never ever wanted to be a writer, but when I read her books, I almost want to. Just so I could know what it feels like to make something so lovely, that can move people like her books move me.The General and the Elephant Clock of A–Jazari is the sequel to The General and The Horse Lord. The book that gave us General John Mitchell, and his longtime lover, fellow warrior helicopter pilot and all p [...]

    3. This is a terrific action-drama-adventure of a book set in Tunisia, featuring a whole range of vivid and interesting characters. In terms of fascination, however, the General out-does them all. Sarah has created a unique and wonderful character in John Mitchel, the warrior-philosopher, and I don't think I could ever tire of reading about him. He's not perfect - there are times in this tale when things don't pan out the way he anticipated, and he makes a decision or two that might be considered q [...]

    4. Once again, Sarah Black’s very real and utterly charming characters swept me off my feet and left me simultaneously laughing and weeping as I read the last few pages. As with so many of her books, there is a wonderful cinematic feel to this story. In another reality these two books would be adapted to film and they would be visually breathtaking, with a sweeping musical score (Alexandre Desplat!) and everyone would have their hearts broken, just a little bit, by John and Gabriel and their boys [...]

    5. When I start reading a sequel to a book I loved, I always approach it cautiously, on my tiptoes, so I can prod it first with a stick for fear that I’ll be disappointed and that it will diminish my enjoyment in the original book. Sometimes that is a good thing, but other times it creates a distance that, even when the book is great, prevents me from fully experiencing the story. When she compared the sky to Turkish delight in the first paragraph of this novel, Sarah Black grabbed me by the coll [...]

    6. Review written for The Blog of Sid Love.I fell in love with the General and the Horse-Lord in book 1, and those feelings picked right back up when I started this book. The love John and Gabriel have is so deep and strong, it is hard not to see and feel it.This story starts out a little slowly as John is now retired and finding his way. Gabriel is now an attorney, but John is feeling a bit lost. Kim and Billy are still living with the guys, and some time is spent on their activities. Abdullah als [...]

    7. Sarah Black has the soul of a poet, and it comes through as she continues the story of John, the General, and Gabriel, his Horse-Lord. These two men are wonderfully imperfect, but they are altogether perfect for each other. They came out when Gabriel left his wife in The General and the Horse-Lord; now, they are finally building a life together. They are defining the contours of this new shape for love, one that no longer hides as friendship or depends on stolen time.The task is hard, though, an [...]

    8. I love older MCs and established, growing relationships, and I got both of those with one of my favorite couples, in this sequel to The General and the Horse-Lord. Gabriel and John are together, but their families are still in transition. Gabriel's kids and ex-wife are still absorbing both the day-to-day effects of him no longer living at home, and the long-term implications of his betrayal of his marriage for a love he could not deny with John. John's adopted nephew Kim, along with the other yo [...]

    9. Puppies!*squeals*(For an explanation of that, see my review of the General and the Horse-Lord)Okay serious now: is goooooooood, read it!I think any review i write of this book will sound like an ode to Kim instead of an ode to Sarah Black, who has mad skills and deserves all the applause.Also, the puppies are starting to play rough, but they're still sweet cuddly guys at the end of the day. Squeeee.

    10. Originally reviewed for The Book VixenIn a Nutshell: It’s a rare romance I enjoy with no sex in it but these characters are so compelling and their emotional connection so strong that this book was one.Why I Read this Book: I really liked book one in this series (my review) and was so excited for this book.What I Liked: John and Gabriel have a palpable emotional connection and it leaps off the page. They comfort each other and provide the emotional support for the other without being asked. Th [...]

    11. 4.5 or a very very close 5. I melted into the continuing ebb and flow of the beautiful relationship between the general and his Horse-Lord. I loved the first novel but I think this one is an even more nuanced novel, with the characters fleshed out and alive and a great plot. The dialogue is clever and I laughed out loud, seriously out loud, a few times, particularly when Kim and the boys went clothes shopping for John. I didn't give it a 5 because, although I love Kim, he was a little over the t [...]

    12. The Elephant Clock of Al-JazariThe real-life inventor, Al-Jazari made a lot of cool mechanical devices but it’s his elephant clock that stars in this story. YouTube it… youtube/watch?v=doYPp So Cool. You have to read this to see how this ancient piece of genius plays into the plot. (now I get the whackadoodle title.)General John Mitchel soldiers on and to the rescue, this time back to Tunisia and facing, once again, old nemesis, Ali Bahktar. That punk who tried to slit his throat in a Bedoui [...]

    13. This is such a worthy sequel to the The General and the Horse-Lord. The characters of John, Gabriel, the boys Kim, Abdullah and Billy continue to shine even if Billy only appeared in a few scenes and this is the first time we read of the music gifted Abdullah. New characters were introduced during the rescue mission in Tunisia and they were just as colorful. The plot is fast paced and thrilling but what I love most are the characters and their interaction. John and Gabriel were in their elements [...]

    14. This is.well, I don't know what it is ;) despite it's a really good book. I mean, I've read it in one day. I've devoured it. Do I know how to explain it's allure? No, not really. I think I've probably fallen for the Generalt that I ever had a chance because his life rotates around Gabriel when he is not taking care of a crisis. Yes, he is back in the saddle of crisis management. He has to get two young men out of a Tunesian jail. The way he is working is intersting. The way he is only complete w [...]

    15. This begins an amazing adventure. There aren’t words for how immersed I felt in this story. The way Ms. Black writes, the words just surround you, making you forget anything else exists except the world she has created. Just ask my son how hard it was to get my attention while reading this! The history lessons, the way she tied the Starz television show Spartacus and Star Wars to those history lessons was brilliant. Sometimes hilariously brilliant.See the entire review at The Novel Approach: t [...]

    16. I am always a sucker for an established relationship and the General and Gabriel has been together a long, fricking time. But that just makes them better in my mind. They have a real love between them, you know they are it for life.I love the side stories with the redecorating and the couch especially, not sure why that cracked me up but it did. The general was the perfect uncle, lover and you know that when the crap hits the fan that he will be there to handle ithim and his Horse-lord.

    17. Adored this. Loved revisiting the characters and did a quick re read of the General and the Horse Lord before I read this new one. I did think around 3/4 through there could have been a bit of judicious editing, it got a little drawn out but what a ride. A great author, well worth reading and I do hope we have more in this series with a few of the new characters introduced. One of my favourite series of the year.

    18. I missed them more than I realized. I loved this story. The premise of the story didn't blow me over but everything else was just wonderful. I can only hope there will be another.p.s. Still can't believe I love this story line, these characters, this writer so much that I can't even complain that there are no real sex scenes. Mind you, I would be over joyed if there ever was one.

    19. Exciting, compelling, and huge in heart and scope. One of the best reads of 2013 or any year.For my full review visit wp/p220KL-1FQScatteredThoughtsandRogueWordsRating 5 stars out of 5

    20. Liked this book. Some of the things the characters did were pretty out there in terms of making rational decisions but it was still a fun read with interesting and likable characters. Not super heavy on the sexytimes, but the relationships are still enjoyable.

    21. Augh, this was so great, and I'm so mad about it. Sarah Black usually tries to cram Too Much Plot and Too Many Characters into all her stories, short and long. She's never been able to really edit herself down, and frankly, for the quality of her work that's a forgivable thing. In the first volume of the General series, that was one of the things that twigged me, despite generally liking the characters. Here, however, there is not an errant word or an extra subplot. Black keeps herself focused o [...]

    22. B++ I adore this series. I fell in love with the men and the family that they made together in the first novel, The General and The Horse-Lord, and enjoyed watching them strengthen and even expand that love in this novel.  To understand and fully appreciate this book you really should read the first novelJohn and Gabriel are finding their way as a new family, dealing with the issues that have come up as they incorporate their lives and children.  They are good parents and their devotion to th [...]

    23. “There comes a time, you have to stop running, stop pretending, and just be the man you were meant to be. It doesn’t matter what it costs, because to not be that man, that’ll cost you your soul. What am I going to do? I’m going to love him until the stars fall out of the sky.”The General and the Horse-Lord are totally growing one me and this continuation of their foray to building a new life together with their ever growing quirky family is just perfection! John and Gabriel seemed utte [...]

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