The Chrysanthemum, the Cross, and the Dragon

by Iver P. Cooper

In Iver P. Cooper's latest alternate history novel, a new contribution to Eric Flint's 1632 Universe, the romance between Juan Cardona, an officer in Spain's Manila garrison, and Huang Mingyu, a young, beautiful Chinese woman, is threatened when a Dutch-Japanese force launches a surprise attack on 17th century Manila. Manila falls and Juan is rescued by Huang Mingyu, who proves to have hidden talents and connections. It is then up to Juan warn the incoming Manila galleon of the Dutch-Japanese threat before it blunders into Manila Bay, and to prove his worth to Mingyiu's family. Who have interests of their own in the region....

Will true love prevail when Japan (the chrysanthemum), Spain (the cross) and China (the dragon) come into conflict?

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About the Author

Iver P. Cooper, an intellectual property law attorney, is married and lives in Arlington, Virginia . His two children have left the nest, but two cats rule the household with iron paws. Iver has received legal writing awards from the American Patent Law Association, the U.S. Trademark Association, and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, and is the sole author of Biotechnology and the Law, now in its twenty-something edition. He has frequently contributed both fiction and nonfiction to The Grantville Gazette. His braided short story anthology, 1636: Seas of Fortune, was published by Baen in 2014, and he has co-authored 1636: The China Venture with Eric Flint, expected to be published in late 2019. Iver is also an avid photographer, and a teacher of swing and international folk dancing.


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