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The narrator, the 16 year old Inigo, has the advantage of retelling this tale in his old age so he knows the bleak future of the Spanish Empire, his master Captain Alatriste and of the reign of Philip IV. Series about captain Alatriste are very interesting and all covered with hidden facts which explain in some way modern Spain, but, as for me, I think the series needs one big and very strong finish.

God, I don’t want to spoil it, but the pure wonderful irony of it. The s Oh how easy it is to forget what a wonderful writer Arturo Perez-Reverte or his translator in this series As a reader I never really felt that the events that were being described were close enough: 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.

Published March 1st by Alfaguara first published December 30th Spanish novelist and ex-journalist.

The first person narrator – the young page Inigo Balboa – made me think of the Arthurian knight from Bernard Cornwell Warlord Chronicles: It rather broke my heart, to the p I devoured the previous Alatriste adventures once I picked them up, but this one I have to admit was a hard start for me. As a war journalist he traveled to several countries, covering many conflicts.

Another Captain Alatriste adventure, sometimes the characters can be completely oblivious to obvious clues amarrillo they are getting into trouble, but are stuck in a world where honor has meaning.

I think 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 juobn as well as Inigo’s often wise, frequently ironic perspective as he narrates the story from the distance of old age. Por fin una de las aventuras de Alatriste que resulta impecable!


The Inquisition is still around so appearance and adherence of the many rules is essential for survival. The fact that Alatriste still serves something greater than himself. What a wonderfully imperfect hero. That knowledge should take away from the suspense, but the action is so tense and so much is at stake, it makes me forget!

El caballero del jubón amarillo by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

And yet there is one thing that still separates them. And what a hero Captain Alatriste is! 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.

Y todo en un contexto de comedia teatral que bien le queda a los enredos del libro. Everything is clear and close, immediate and hard. This is a great addition to the Captain Alatriste series. 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 had me turning pages like a madman and grinning like a fool.

Alatriste is the foil companion of D’artagnan set in 17th century Spain. The suspense is masterful, with Alatriste and Inigo both independently betrayed by their foolish pride or love, and racing, swords in hand, against a very short deadline separately but toward the same goal.

Upon opening this book, I was most affected by Perez-Reverte’s style of writing.

El caballero del jubón amarillo

Easily the best of the ‘Captain Alatriste’ books so far The plot ran very smoothly, and felt like an adventure series should– flashing alatdiste, loyal friends, beautiful and perhaps treacherous women, and enemies that show respect to each other on and off the field of battle. And it dawned on me the pure genius of Senor Perez’s storytelling.


A commendable piece of research. In this fifth installment of the Captain Alatriste series, Inigo now nearly 17 and his mentor discover a plot to murder the king. I realized that I read out of order and skipped The King’s Gold, in which basically Perez-Reverte outlines my revelations about Alatriste’s state of mind in the first ten pages.

Amarilol later I picked it back up. He writes so comfortably, the story rolls off the page so easily and the images that appear in my mind are so vivid. Perez-Reverte continues his tradition of using each book to comment on a specific aspect of the culture of the time, and in this book he takes on one of the biggest, honor codes.

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I was left laughing along with Alatriste, feeling as though I stood beside him on that muddy road watching the royal procession disappear into the morning fog. The result is a highly entertaining swashbuckler in which the outer action and the inner turmoil are perfectly balanced.

It was a rich, thriving, bursting-with-life scene. This is a time when the Spanish army is at loose ends and unpaid. I was introduced to Perez-Reverte based on information that this man’s writing was inspired by Dumas. Perhaps an even more evil immaculate copy of Dumas’s Milady, Angelica has some intrigues up her own sleeve to play Inigo as her slave.

Inigo, the jkbon swain, is also finding himself in unlikely difficulties that he can’t seem to stay out of.

Open Preview See a Problem? Inigo our narrator is growing up, and his perceptions are changing, and this is the book that we see along with him that Alatriste is not in fact an infallible role model, but a man. A man to be admired and looked up to.

Maybe the others have a bit more zim as this one zig-zagged along to a predictable conclusion.