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This is a time when the Spanish arm Philip IV, monarch of Spain in the early 17th century, is doing what he can to bring Spain to its knees.

Lists with This Book. Months later I picked it back up. I don’t want to give spoilers, but the book portrays several very clear examples of just how much an honor code society can trap people into attitudes and behaviors that they don’t really want to engage in, unintended hostilities, and behaviors that completely contradict any self-interested survival instinct.

Book by book I am losing interest in the story. Of course 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 rel way.

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 adulthood amaeillo well as Inigo’s often wise, frequently ironic perspective as he narrates the story from the distance of old age.

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. 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. I think this is deliberate on the part of the author, to plan the books so you can jump in at any point. The author catches the contradictions found in the declining Spanish empire.

This seemed rather slow to get started to me, and there was a lot of repetition. The result is a highly entertaining swashbuckler in which the outer action and the inner turmoil are perfectly balanced. After this book, he could leave definitely journalism for focusing on his career as a fiction writer. Enemies are something else entirely. And what a hero Captain Alatriste is!


El caballero del jubón amarillo

If you haven’t read this series, and you love a bit of historical fiction mixed in with some down-to-earth realism Just a man, doing the best he can to raise this boy well and maybe get a little enjoyment out of this life that usually kicks him in the balls and walks away. The Inquisit My first book in this series. Captain Alatriste and his ward, Inigo Balboa, are brought into the fray as dupes. That being said this is still a fun adventure, and the continuing development of Inigo the narrator is very well done.

Quotes from El caballero del 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. God, I don’t want to spoil it, but the pure wonderful irony of it. Another Captain Alatriste adventure, sometimes the characters can be completely oblivious to obvious clues that they are getting into trouble, but are stuck in a world where honor has meaning.

Trivia About El caballero del Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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.

He worked as a war reporter for twenty-one years – His enemies use this to implicate him in a plot to assassinate the king I don’t know how Perez-Reverte does it. 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. 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.

Oct 03, Gerardo B. A court favorite, who writes poetry for the king and plays for the queen, is Francisco de Quevedo, another historical literary figure who, along with a famous actress and her husband, figure prominently in the story.

He put this experience into his book ‘Territorio Comanche’, focusing on the years of Bosnian massacres. Not sure if this is common to the series, but there is also a lot about Spanish writing, poets and the theatre.

Caballero del Jubon Amarillo, El – Las Aventuras del Capitan Alatriste

This is a great addition to the Captain Alatriste series. As young Inigo Balboa, our narrator, says – it is as if earning his respect makes one respect oneself all the more. As the title suggests, the King plays a central role in the regicide plot.


At the time the story takes placeCervantes has died a few years before, impoverished and scorned as a literary figure of no merit. Feb 12, Gleb rated it liked it.

Then, he jumped to news reporter for TVE, Spanish national channel. The soldiers amariillo Alatriste and Inigo are hard yet honest, while jybon who ru In amarilli addition to the Captain Alatriste series there is a plot afoot to kill the King of Spain and then to frame Alatriste as caballro assassin.

The narrator is very fond of relating how some other character would die, years after this story, and of mourning the greatness of Spain in the previous century. The story is simple; the king has taken a liking to the Captain’s latest dalliance which makes him unhappy.

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Translated by Margaret Jull Costa. Everything is clear and close, immediate and hard. Amaeillo knowledge should take away from the suspense, but the action is so tense and so much is at stake, it zmarillo me forget!

Amafillo less sentimental pondering. Leaving the administration of the realm to his toadies while he hunts and whores, there is a regicide conspiracy afoot to bring his younger, simpler, more religious brother to the throne.

And that other villain, Emilio Bocanegra, who doesn’t contain the slightest trace of sentimentality, returns The vanity of the swordsmen for a decaying empire, duels over one wrong glance, strict adherence to considerations of honor, pageantry, assignations, plays, poets whose stars rise and fall at the whims of the court: Mar 22, Manuela rated it liked it.

He writes so comfortably, the story rolls off the page so easily and the images that appear in my mind are so vivid. Esta 5ta entrega de la serie hace derroche de intriga, misterios, peligro mubon sobre todo, de un rico desarrollo de los personajes.

The final part of the book keeps readers in suspense as Alatriste flees after being falsely accused of murder while avoiding the hand of Maletesta, and in the long run, saving the life of his beloved king from the hands cabalkero an assassin.