The Abencerrraje, finally for epub readers

We’re terribly sorry to have kept you waiting! You’ll be relieved to know that The Abencerraje: A New Translation, which has had such phenomenal success as a Kindle book, is now available for your epub reading pleasure from both your friendly Barnes and Noble and the fine people at Kobo. Endorsed by three arbiters of good taste, this affordable ebook (or paperback) is sure to entertain and maybe edify, too.

To refresh your memory, we present the blurb:

A heartwarming tale of love and friendship in a time when no one could imagine anything but war.

This is a classic story of the exotic landscape of medieval Spain, written about 1551, in a new, easy to read English translation.

Abindarráez is so in love with beautiful Jarifa that when he is taken prisoner by Rodrigo de Narváez, he asks to be freed for only two days so that he can marry her. What happens next shows that love and friendship are stronger than war, even during the final stages of the the Reconquest of Spain.

The translation tries to transmit all the meaning and charm of the original while untangling its complex syntax. Don’t miss the opportunity to read this enchanting book in English!

This edition includes:
• A never-before-published translation of El Abencerraje
• Useful explanatory notes
• A short, original introductory essay

And remember, in the paperback you get both the original Spanish and the new English translation, complete with useful explanatory notes. Thank you for your patience!

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The Abencerraje Now a Top 20 Bestseller

The free promotion for the Kindle edition of The Abencerraje: A New Translation was a raging success. The book has garnered the honor of becoming an Amazon top 20 bestseller in literary fiction. It’s well reviewed, but the paperback version is coming soon and we’ll need more quotes for the back cover. Please get your review up on Amazon before Friday, July 6 for full consideration.

Amazon Prime members can still borrow the book for free! Please, Amazon prime members, wherever you are, borrow this book for free and help out a struggling American hardworking publisher. I will be forever grateful.

And, if you missed the free promotion, never fear! You can still get this enchanting book for only 99 cents! Act fast, however! In a desperate bid to recoup costs after the promotion, we find ourselves with no other choice: the price will go up drastically on July 7. Thank you for your support.

Many other wonderful books in both English and Spanish are coming your way from Açedrex soon…

Historia de las Guerras de Granada para nuestros lectores

Viendo que la Historia de la célebre reina de España doña Juana sigue siendo nuestro libro más vendido, hemos pensado que tal vez os gustaría más libros de historia de la misma época.

“Memorable fue el año…”

Esta edición conveniente presenta dos obras de dos autores excelentes con el mismo título — Guerra de Granada — aunque cada autor escribe de una época distinta.

La extensa obra de Palencia, traducida del latín original, narra los acontecimientos ligados a la reconquista de Granada por los reyes católicos desde su inicio hasta la toma de Baza en 1489. Palencia era un historiador muy respetado que vivió los momentos sobre los cuales escribe y aporta su erudición y una exactitud inusual para la época a la escritura. Resulta ser un reportaje acerca de los amoríos y la política en la corte castellana tanto como un contexto de batallas, con detalles que hay que vivir para saber. Cada “Libro” o capítulo viene encabezado de un resumen de los acontecimientos importantes.

Para Diego de Hurtado la Guerra de Granada es la sublevación de los moriscos en 1568-1570, y escribe su libro a partir de sus propias experiencias militares y políticas en las Alpujarras. Hurtado fue una figura importante en la corte de su tiempo y un poeta respetable. Encontrarás sus poemas en las antologías de literatura del Siglo de Oro. Participó en esta guerra durante un exilio forzado. Sus hechos en las Alpujarras le ganaron acceso a la corte antes de morir.

Los dos libros son imprescindibles para entender la trayectoria de la historia en Granada a la misma vez que deleitan.

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