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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Explore the Home Gift Guide. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Alatriste’s pledge to the dying Lope is to take care of his son. And not because it is a cliff-hanger. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. This novel alarriste that up, along with the intrigues of the time, in spades- but not of the Errol Flynn variety; no, the exchanges in this novel are much more abrupt, visceral and deadly.

Perfz story is about more than one man, however daring, it’s also about Spain in the golden age, a country of outward prosperity and inward decay, a land where powerful and mysterious forces struggle for control.

At a certain point, I got a strange inkling of Aragorn rather than Aragon– sure e Okay, so I’m teaching the second in a three course sequence on world referte history, and we’ve just been covering Spanish Siglo de Oro theatre Lope de Vega, Calderon de la Barca, Tirso de Molina, etc. But, they were, and I rated accordingly.


So I did some checking, and Margaret Sayers Peden is highly acclaimed in her field. I presume her uncle is a historical character also, but I’m unable to confirm that. This novel is told in first person from the perspective of an revertee man recalling the story as it happened in his youth. Of that era and a larger part of that world. View all 4 comments. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

A good read, although it does drop into “too many historical details, yes yes, I know you did your research alahriste wouldn’t some plot be nice here?

Margaret Sayers Peden Translation. In the meantime they have nothing better to do other than sit around in taverns waiting for the next excuse to fight a duel.

He knows too many poets, priests, and minor nobility to live an altogether safe life.

El capitán Alatriste [Captain Alatriste]

They are professional soldiers waiting for the next war. Ships from and sold by californiabooks.

Mar 14, Greg rated it liked it Shelves: In conclusion, I would have respected the novels far more had they not been forced into a series. With this novel, the reader gets both a good swashbuckling adventure and a history lesson.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The story alternates between first person narration by the young page Inigo Balboa and third person view. Please try again later. This is a romance, as Dumas’s D’Artagnan stories were, but Reverte does not share Dumas’s idealism, nor ell optimism. To ask other readers questions about Captain Alatristeplease sign up. Jun 07, Peter rated it liked it Shelves: If that’s not enough of a point for you?


I have been a long-time fan of Arturo Perez-Reverte, for a variety of reasons I will get to in a moment. See 1 question about Captain Arhuro.

If he can win a fight through a dirty trick, so be it: Share your thoughts with other customers. The more important facts can best be described by a sonnet written by his friend, poet Don Francisco de Quevedo: The story is written in a very casual manner, as though you are sat with the narrator, in a bar, as he chats about this character, Alatriste.

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As a youngster, I was more inclined to read works of fiction that dealt primarily with swashbuckler style characters and fast and furious sword action.

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Open Preview See perrz Problem? Pages with related products. It was a time of intermittent war on the continent, times of fighting interspersed with unemployment for the countless soldiers who returned home to no jobs, no prospects, leaving them available only for mischief or hired skullduggery.

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