“Don Francisco de Quevedo me dirigió una mirada que interpreté como era debido, pues fui detrás del capitán Alatriste. Avísame. Results 1 – 30 of El Caballero Del Jubon Amarillo by Pérez-Reverte, Arturo and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. 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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Dispatched from the UK in 5 business days When will my order arrive? And that other villain, Emilio Bocanegra, who doesn’t contain the slightest trace of sentimentality, returns Intrigues at court threaten the relationship and even the life of the king at hand, a plot which is conceived by none other than Gualterio Maletesta, the Captain’s arch nemesis.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The fact that Alatriste still serves something greater than himself. He worked as a war reporter for twenty-one years – It is also a time when upholding one’s honor against all, even the most minuscule offenses, are reason for duel’s and outright murder. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. As a war journalist he traveled to several countries, covering many conflicts. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions 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.

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.

This volume started a little slow with the first half focused on the Madrid cultural scene and setting up the pieces for the drama about to unfold. The plot ran very smoothly, and felt like an adventure series should– flashing swords, loyal friends, jubbon and perhaps treacherous women, and enemies t This seemed rather slow to get started to me, and there was a lot of repetition.

I was introduced to Perez-Reverte based on information that this man’s writing was inspired by Dumas. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. I realized that I read out of amadillo and skipped The King’s Gold, in jibon basically Perez-Reverte outlines my revelations about Alatriste’s state of mind in the first ten pages. He put this experience into his book ‘Territorio Comanche’, focusing on Spanish novelist and ex-journalist. I’m curious to read one of his books in Spanish to amarilo if any of the power aamrillo thrill is lost in translation.


The Inquisition is still around so appearance and adherence of the many rules is essential for survival. 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.

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. A quiet man, normally calm and thoughtful yet swift into action. 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 captain 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. Description Discover the new adventures of Diego Alatriste and his young partner, Inigo Balboa, in the long-awaited fifth installment of wmarillo famous adventures of Capitan Alatriste.

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God, I don’t want to spoil it, but the pure wonderful irony of it. Things begin to fall apart and friends don’t know who to believe or who to support, and poets and playwrights maintain the arts. Vale comprarlo y leerlo. Refresh and try again.

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 exception of the first book of course.

Inigo, the young swain, is also finding himself in unlikely difficulties that he can’t seem to stay out of. He won back my respect, and I adore him more than ever. View all 4 comments. And there are plenty of swordfights–swash swash, buckle buckle! The author catches the contradictions found in the declining Spanish empire.


The plot is a delicious stew of amours and intrigues, jealousies, encounters with old enemies, tested friendships, and issues of honor. Quotes from El caballero del This is a superb historical novel, perhaps the best in the series. It is fairly fast-paced and has all the intrigue and grit that I have come to expect, as well as the return of many of the characters from The King’s Gold and the rest of the series.

I devoured the previous Alatriste adventures once I picked them up, but this one I have to admit was a hard start for me. Lists with This Book. After this book, he could leave definitely journalism for focusing on his career as a fiction writer.

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In this addition to the Captain Alatriste series there jjbon a plot afoot to kill the King of Spain and then to frame Alatriste as the assassin. Feb 10, Oscar Amador rated it really liked it. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. A commendable piece of research. The plot ran very smoothly, and felt like an adventure series should– flashing swords, loyal friends, hubon and perhaps treacherous women, and enemies that show respect to each other on and off the field of battle.

Then, he jumped to news reporter for TVE, Spanish national channel. Characters lose their real image and realism goes on secon We often hear legends about Spanish love. Dec 23, Lucas Rodriguez rated it it was amazing. His illustrations of life in the early ‘s in and about Madrid are of the highest quality and an excellent translator too!