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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Luckily for readers, Perez-Reverte is a talented alatruste author that his storytelling proficiency and handling of language makes up for most of this. Showing of reviews. Crouching by a bush with the rain lashing down at my back, the great British summer holiday had me oerez on the horns of a dilemma. When a courageous soldier of this war, Alatristf Diego Alatriste, is forced to retire after “It is the height of Spain’s celebrated golden century – but beyond the walls of the Royal Palace there is little on the streets of Madrid that glitters.

Don’t have a Kindle? Forward, backwards, “now,” over and over again. The story is told by his thirteen year old page, Inigo Balboa, who relates the exploits of his master, the famed artists and poets who cross their path, the comedy performance that ends in a sword-fight, and the unforeseeable events that flow from the ambush of the Englishmen.

El capitán Alatriste [Captain Alatriste]

I do not mean to imply that he is thinly written. Only enough to see that there zlatriste differences. It ends up leading toward quantity over quality, the adage “less is more” coming in handy quite frequently.

Should I press on in the vague hope of finding somewhere to shelter, artuto turn back half a mile along the beach into the teeth of the wind towards the certain refuge of the cafe? Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. The two of these together, though enemies, serve as the Richelieu analog, and like Richelieu at least Olivares was a genuine historical figure. Mind you, the real study of ancient fencing, not today’s changed “sport” with all its safety precautions.


Reminds me of the Three Musketeers a bit. This book is part of a series on swashbuckling captain Alatriste. This novel is told in first person from the perspective of an old man recalling the story as it happened in his youth. The truth is that those of us who lived and suffered through it saw little gold and barely enough silver.

What we get here is the ebb and flow of a good story lengthened at unecessary points, making other details seem rushed, other necessary narrative structure aspects seem disproportionately lengthy.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Popular entertainment at its best. I presume her uncle is a historical character also, but I’m unable to confirm that. The following is a list of the books in the series and the year published in USA: Just a moment while we sign you deverte to your Goodreads account. See all reviews. Read reviews that mention captain alatriste arturo perez-reverte golden age club dumas century spain fencing master years ago historical fiction purity of blood spain golden seventeenth century felt like inigo fapitan diego alatriste queen of the south book in the series takes place lope de vega looking forward political intrigue.

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His descriptions make them even magnificent. Okay, so I’m teaching the second in a three course sequence on world theatre history, and we’ve just been covering Spanish Siglo de Oro theatre Lope de Vega, Calderon de la Barca, Tirso de Molina, etc.

Then we’re back to the story briefly, before we go forward in time a little to hear about what happens to the narrator or other characters later in their lives OR what happens to the culture of Spain itself. His friend offers him lucrative and more permanent employment of his sword and services but is vague about what that employment it. But before I begin my gushing, I would like to note my minimal disappointment in him for the Captain Alatriste series.


Author Perez-Reverte writes brilliantly, in clear, sparkling prose. The lead character is not just a swordsman, he’s a man with depth, with a conscience, even reveret he doesn’t talk much. The problem this time was too much history and exposition and too little actual plot.

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He knows too many poets, priests, and minor nobility to live an altogether safe life. Also, truly book one of a series. I’ve just finished Dumas’ “The Caiptan of Monte Cristo” and was curious as to how a modern writer would treat this kind of story.

In fact, there’s not much I can say about this novel that wouldn’t be a spoiler. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. Lists with This Book.

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Write a customer review. The strong points are the recreation of the Petez society around and the evocative language.

Se l’austero e arutro Diego Alatriste, ex-combattente costretto ad affittare al migliore offerente la sua infallibile spada per tirare avanti nella Madrid splendida e stracciona del Seicento, risulta forse fin troppo eroico per il lettore smaliziato, i numerosi personaggi di contorno, alcuni dei quali realmente esistiti, sono ritratti in modo vivace e credibile.