Captain Alatriste is a series of novels by Spanish author Arturo Pérez-Reverte. It deals with the adventures of the title character, a Spanish soldier and man of. Captain Alatriste has ratings and reviews. Fabian said: You’re in Madrid. But the adventure here seems sorta like a half adventure. Indeed, ha. Acción, historia y aventura se dan cita como un torbellino en las inolvidables páginas de esta primera novela de la serie «Las aventuras.

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If he can win a fight through a dirty capihan, so be it: And the Thirty Years’ War rages on in Flanders. Except the insider’s fact that the novel follows the plot conventions of a Siglo de Oro “capa y espada” cape and sword play, and contains various nice bits of period poetry by the likes of Lope and Calderon and a few apparently by the author as well.

At a certain point, I got a strange inkling of Aragorn rather than Aragon– sure enough, Viggo plays the starring role. Hired by two masked men, who are clearly powerful officials, with the backing of a much-feared Inquisitor, Alatriste is charged with killing two English travelers.

If that’s not enough of a point for you? In fact, Perez Reverte achieves a wonderful balance between adventure and historical narrative, with famous characters such as Francisco Quevedo.


Alatriste and Malatesta accept. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I presume her uncle is a historical character also, but I’m unable to confirm that. Jun 14, Ensiform rated it it was amazing Shelves: The mechanics of killing, and being killed, with a sword are presumably accurate, but I’d just as soon not have to read about it.

He becomes pulled into a political and religious intrigue and partly extricates himself as a result of his quick wits Ships from and sold by californiabooks. They are hired by cloaked characters, xlatriste mysterious as they are dangerous.

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I found it validating that the film, “Alatriste”, starting Viggo Mortenson from ” The Road”, need be less than three hours. It’s not easy to make ends meet, and he spends a lot of time in prison. Refresh and try again.

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Courageous on the bloody battlefield, In days of peace, still more honor you acquire. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Even though I didn’t enjoy this book I didn’t give up and continued to read it’s arrturo “Purity of blood” which is more quick pacing and enjoyable.


It is an engaging yarn in and off itself.

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Debolsillo; 2nd edition Language: Very entertaining as well, and, thankfully beautifully written. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The storyline is simple but the plot is complicated and the society that Perez-Reverte depicts is verging on the psychotic. He also applies the dark tone of his experiences as a war reporter. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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Captain Alatriste by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

With so much atmosphere and not enough actual plot I found this book to be mostly dull. And so far, Alatriste Volume 1 is good enough to keep going! Is this feature helpful? Pages with related products.

This will help put the series in its proper context. I was hooked – I had to read the first in the series.

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