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John D. Cressler

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John D. Cressler is a historical novelist and professor at Georgia Tech. He has published five non-fiction books (two for general audiences), but his real passion is historical fiction and he is obsessed with the rediscovery of “la convivencia” (peaceful coexistence of Christians, Muslims and Jews) in medieval Muslim Spain. "Emeralds of the Alhambra," an interfaith love story set in 14th century Granada, was his debut novel (released June 2013 by Sunbury Press), and the first book in the "Anthems of al-Andalus" series. Book two in the series, "Shadows in the Shining City," was released July 2014. Book three in the series, "Fortune's Lament," set in Granada at the fall of the sultanate in 1492 will be released in April 2018.


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A review of both Emeralds of the Alhambra and Shadows in the Shining City, by Julia Baumgardt, a medievalist scholar. Review and indepth interview can be found on Medievally Speaking, an open access medievalist journal. Links below. My third novel in the series, Fortune’s Lament, is done! Soon to flow to early readers. Expect it spring 2018!


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message 3: by John

John Cressler My second novel in the Anthems of al-Andalus Series is titled Shadows in the Shining City, a prequel to Emeralds of the Alhambra set in late 20th century Cordoba. Shadows will be released by Sunbury Press in July.


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John Cressler A warm invitation to visit the Book Trailer for my new novel, Emeralds of the Alhambra, an interfaith love story set in 14th century Muslim Spain, to be released June 15th by Sunbury Press.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OUABX...


message 1: by John

John Cressler My debut novel, Emeralds of the Alhambra, a love story set in fourteenth century Muslim Spain, will be released by Sunbury Press on June 15, 2013.


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