This long awaited fifth installment of the famous adventures of Captain Alatriste tells of an aristocratic love affair between Alatriste and María de Castro, the most . “Don Francisco de Quevedo me dirigió una mirada que interpreté como era debido, pues fui detrás del capitán Alatriste. Avísame. Booktopia has El Caballero del Jubon Amarillo, Las Aventuras Del Capitan Alatriste by Arturo Perez-Reverte. Buy a discounted Paperback of El Caballero del.

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He put this experience into his book ‘Territorio Comanche’, focusing on Spanish novelist and ex-journalist. The author catches the contradictions found in the declining Spanish empire. Oct 07, Lee rated it liked it Shelves: Oh how easy it is to forget what a wonderful writer Arturo Perez-Reverte or his translator in this series He writes so comfortably, the story rolls off jubn page so easily and the images amarilpo appear in my mind are so vivid.

I don’t know how Perez-Reverte does it.

El caballero del jubón amarillo by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

That being said this is still a fun adventure, and the continuing development of Inigo the narrator is very well done. As a reader I never aarillo felt that the events that were being described were close enough: Dec 23, Lucas Rodriguez rated it it was amazing. 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.

Return to Book Page. I skipped some volumes in the series due to my fumbling of library requests, but reading the fifth book after the first was not really a problem – the plot is self-contained and various references to events in previous books are not really spoilerish.

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I love these books, and am almost reluctant to pick up the next one, which is the last one I have in translation I understand there might be more? 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. But Maria has her catch. An enemy loathes you, even though he may praise and embrace you. It rather broke my heart, to the point where I had to put the book down half way through.

I would definitely reccommend this to anyone who is looking for a modern day contemporary of Alexandre Dumas. I devoured the previous Alatriste adventures once I picked them up, but this one I have to admit was a hard start for me. No es malo y tiene sus momentos, pero es el que menos me ha gustado de la serie.

The story focuses primarily on Alatriste’s relationship with the beautiful actress Maria Castro, a real pearl of the theatre.

In this fifth installment of the Captain Alatriste series, Inigo now nearly 17 and his mentor discover a plot to murder the king. The first xel narrator – the young page Inigo Balboa – made me think of the Arthurian knight from Bernard Cornwell Warlord Chronicles: I was introduced to Perez-Reverte based on information that this man’s writing was inspired by Dumas.

Por fin una de juubon aventuras de Alatriste que resulta impecable!

Refresh and try again. Things begin to fall apart and friends don’t know who to believe or who to support, and amariloo and playwrights maintain the arts.

El caballero del jubón amarillo

It wasn’t that he no longer loved La Lebrijana, but when a woman as beautiful as de Castro comes into his path, he’s not about to walk away, even when it becomes apparent his own skin is on the line, and that his rival for this great beauty’s affection is THE KING. Caballeto, 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 amariklo scribe.

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An adversary respects you even if he stabs you in the back.

As young Inigo Balboa, our narrator, says – it is as if earning his respect makes one respect oneself all the more. 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.

But the real focus of the book is on the literary and theater life of early 17th century Spain.

What a wonderfully imperfect hero. After this book, he could leave definitely journalism for focusing on his career as a fiction writer. The plot ran very smoothly, and felt like an adventure series should– flashing swords, loyal friends, beautiful and perhaps treacherous women, and enemies t This seemed rather slow to get started to me, and there was a lot of repetition.

Again and again– I think the book might have lost pages by excising either of these themes.