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Return to Book Page. That was confirmed inwhen was published the first book of his Captain Alatriste saga, which has been his trademark. The soldiers like Alatriste and Inigo are hard yet honest, while those who ru In this addition to the Captain Alatriste series there is a plot afoot to kill the King of Spain and then to frame Alatriste as the assassin.
It is also a time when upholding one’s honor against all, even the most minuscule offenses, are reason for duel’s and outright murder. In the end the book was sword fighting, bedding of wenches, betrayal, good guys winning although I think Alatriste is a right real cadmore sword fighting and more bedding of wenches.
I think this is deliberate on the part of the author, to plan the books so you can jump in at any point.
What a wonderfully imperfect hero. Trivia About El caballero del And t I amarilli this is my favorite book so far in this series–more and deeper aspects of Captain Alatriste’s character are revealed, and we experience the pangs and elations and disillusionments of his young protege Inigo on the path to adulthood as well as Inigo’s often wise, frequently ironic perspective as he narrates the story from the distance of old age.
Although it took me awhile to get through The Sun Over Breda and I couldn’t imagine how the author could top The King’s Gold without getting overly dramatic or even silly, this book exceeded my expectations and is probably my favorite of the series, with the This is a great addition to the Captain Alatriste series.
What was good was the description of 17th Century Spain.
El caballero del jubón amarillo by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
I amarilllo Alatriste, much like Inigo, looking up to him as this great man, a gentleman and a soldier cut from a different cloth than the rest of humanity. This book is all full of it. This weakness for a beautiful woman, despite all dangers, is a trait he and Inigo share, as it turns out.
The plot ran very smoothly, and felt like an adventure series should– flashing swords, loyal friends, beautiful and perhaps treacherous women, and enemies alatrizte show respect to each other cabalero and off the field of battle. Then, he jumped to news reporter for TVE, Spanish national channel. His dle of life in the early ‘s in and about Madrid are of the highest quality and an excellent translator too! Characters lose their real image and realism goes on secon We often hear legends about Spanish love.
A commendable piece of research. Amairllo second half made up for the leisure pace of the beginning with emotional intensity ramped up and actual cloak and dagger duels.
The soldiers like Alatriste and Inigo are hard yet honest, while those who rule are soft and duplicitous. Published March 1st by Alfaguara first published December 30th Sadly, the novel bogs down after the first swordfight in the opening pages, but picks up as now year old Balboa accompanies playwright Francisco de Quevedo into the royal apartments, as the artist’s scribe.
Can I just say how much I love the man in black, Alatriste’s ever present antagonist, Gualaterio Malatesta? This is a superb historical novel, perhaps the best in the series. This is a great addition to the Alatrisste Alatriste series. Quotes from El caballero del Love hurts, the young man learns.
View all 4 comments. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I also enjoyed many of the poetic touches added along the way, most of which are witty aphorisms and poems written by playwriter Francisco de Quevedo who is a character in the book. The brightest star of the poetry and therefore dramatic firmament is Lope de Vega.
A quiet man, normally calm and thoughtful yet swift into action. It rather broke my heart, to the point where I had to put the book down half way through.
It is fairly fast-paced and has all the intrigue and grit that I have come to expect, as well as the return of many of the characters from The King’s Gold and the rest of the series. This volume started a little slow with the first half focused on the Madrid cultural scene and setting up the pieces for the drama about to unfold. But Alatriste soon finds this love short spoken when he finds himself face to face with the mysterious cavalier in the yellow doublet who is no other than King Phillip IV, whom Alatriste is forced to rival with for the eye of the beholden beauty.
I think this is my favorite book jubkn far in this series–more and deeper aspects of Captain Alatriste’s character are revealed, and we experience the pangs and elations and disillusionments of his young protege Inigo on the path to adulthood as well as Inigo’s often wise, frequently ironic perspective as he narrates the story from the distance of old aamarillo.
Previous volumes in the series suffered from a strange distancing effect, partly the result of the narrative construction the events are related in hindsight by the cabaplero elderly former apprentice of Easily the best of the ‘Captain Alatriste’ books so far A shame it has taken pages of prose to get to this stage, but I am looking forward very much to the sixth book in the sequence!
El caballero del jubón amarillo
Easily the best of the ‘Captain Alatriste’ books so far The fifth Captain Alatriste novel. In this fifth installment of the Captain Alatriste series, Inigo now nearly 17 and his mentor discover a plot to murder the king. And what a hero Captain Alatriste is! No es malo y tiene sus momentos, pero es el que menos me ha gustado de la serie.
With the fragile terms of upholding honor, it seems that old comrades and friends are hard to keep close, honor being destroyed by the least slur or cross-eyed look. We’re far enough along in the books where the events that he has been foreshadowing in the past books are starting to crop up with more frequency, and it’s a lot of fun to recognize them when they happen.
El caballero del jubón amarillo
Action, history and adventure come together like a whirlpool in these unforgettable pages of dangerous qmarillo exciting adventures. Of alayriste after finishing four previous books you read this one, because you already are interested in life of beloved heroes but I guess author should find a way to finish these series with the best way.
Intrigues at court threaten the relationship and even the life of the king at hand, a plot which is conceived by none other than Gualterio Maletesta, the Captain’s arch nemesis.
But of course, unlike the noble hot-headed musketeer, Alatriste is an age worn soldier, coarse, stubborn, and often times temperamental, but nonetheless a hero.