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He put this experience into his book ‘Territorio Comanche’, focusing on the years of Bosnian massacres.

El caballero del jubón amarillo

Return to Book Page. Alatriste is the foil companion of D’artagnan set alatfiste 17th century Spain. He worked as a war reporter for twenty-one years – It had me turning pages like a madman and grinning like a fool.

The evil nemesis Gualterio Malatesta returns to the scene, first escaping Alatriste’s hands, later capturing Alatriste intending to toss the soldier to the Inquisition’s chief torturer and frame the Captain as regicide.

El caballero del jubon amarillo / The Man in the Yellow Doublet (Captain Alatriste Series, Book 5)

He started his journalistic career writing for the now-defunct newspaper Pueblo. 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. I can’t wait to read the next one.

The brightest star of the poetry and therefore dramatic firmament is Lope de Vega. 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?

Esta 5ta entrega de la serie hace derroche de intriga, misterios, peligro y alatrist todo, de un rico desarrollo de los personajes. Again and again– I think the book might have lost pages by excising either of these themes. 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 i This is in some ways the best written of the Alatriste books that I’ve read so far, but it’s not the most enjoyable.


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

His jubo use this to implicate him in a plot to assassinate the king Between Madrid and El Escorial we witness these new adventures, full of passion, vengeance and dangers, all through the eyes and narration of the always-faithful Mqigo Balboa.

It is handy for idle warriors to pick up spending money by hiring out as assassins. His illustrations of life in the early ‘s in and about Madrid are of the highest quality and an excellent translator too! I was introduced to Perez-Reverte based on information that this man’s writing was inspired by Dumas.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. And there are plenty of swordfights–swash swash, buckle buckle! Un puro corral de comedia. Inigo, the young swain, is also finding himself in unlikely difficulties that he can’t seem to stay out of. That being said this is still a fun adventure, and the continuing development of Inigo the narrator is very well done.

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.

Want to Read saving…. The author catches the contradictions found in the declining Spanish empire. Upon opening this book, I was most affected by Perez-Reverte’s style of writing. That was confirmed inwhen was published the first book of his Captain Alatriste saga, which has been his trademark. This story takes us to the Madrid of Lope de Vega, of Caldersn de la Barca and of Tirso amarill Molina, to the filthy alleys, royal conspiracies, and all the intrigues that brew in the theaters of the XVII century.

Refresh and try again. In the current volume, Margaret Jull Costa proffers an outstanding translation that reads smoothly absent cultural lacunae that mar so many translated-from works. Series about amarlllo 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.

Oh how easy it is to forget what a wonderful writer Arturo Perez-Reverte or his translator in this series Not God, but his King, for whom he has amagillo so much, given so much of his life to.


Captain Alatriste and his ward, Inigo Balboa, are brought into the fray as dupes. Translated by Margaret Jull Costa. Maybe the others have a bit more zim as this one zig-zagged along to a predictable conclusion. 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 historical accuracy, intrigue, and overall devilishness made this one absolutely irresistable and I could not put it down!

El caballero del jubón amarillo by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

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: The Captain, of course, cannot be told what to do, and alienates friends and enemies alike by continuing to see the actress.

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 now elderly former apprentice of Easily the best of the ‘Captain Alatriste’ books so far Alatriste gets on the wrong side of the wrong people and finds himself in deep trouble, constantly watched and followed and at all times needing to defend himself.

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.

Arturo Perez-Reverte seems to have taken a long hard look at the deficiencies in the previous volumes and repeaired them. View all 4 comments. Still, this series is highly addictive for me. What a wonderfully imperfect hero.

Preferring the Dominicans, this younger royal brother is more amenable to the Inquisition. 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!