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But the real focus of the book is on the literary and theater life of early 17th century Spain. Dec 23, Lucas Rodriguez rated it it was amazing. But Alatriste soon finds this love short spoken when he finds himself face to face with the mysterious cavalier in the yellow doublet who is no other than King Phillip IV, whom Alatriste is forced to rival with for the eye of the beholden beauty.

As young Inigo Balboa, our narrator, says – it is as if earning his respect makes one respect oneself all the more. The plot is a delicious stew of amours and intrigues, jealousies, encounters with old enemies, tested friendships, and issues of honor.

And I must say, I could not have been better informed. This weakness for a beautiful woman, despite all dangers, is a trait he and Inigo share, as it turns out.

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 Inigo Balboa.

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He amariolo so comfortably, the story rolls off the page so easily and the images that amwrillo in my mind are so vivid. Other books in the series. And what a hero Captain Alatriste is!

His enemies use this to implicate him in a plot to assassinate the king Comparable to Dumas, this man is a pure reincarnation of the brilliant French author. 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 Alatriste himself.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Regardless the of the plot, Perez-Reverte’s books are always a joy to read. I love these amarillp, and am almost reluctant to pick up the next one, which is the last juobn I have in translation I understand there might be more?

As a reader I never really felt that the events that were being described were close enough: 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. There’s less sentimental pondering. Trivia About El caballero del In the end the book was sword fighting, bedding of wenches, betrayal, good guys winning although I think Alatriste is a right real cadmore sword fighting and more bedding of wenches.

I’m curious to read one of his books in Spanish to see if any of the power and thrill is lost in translation. Return to Book Page. Inigo our narrator is growing up, and his perceptions are changing, and this is the book that we see along with him that Alatriste is not in fact an infallible role model, but a man.

Although his debut was not quite successful, inwith ‘The Fencing Master’, he put his name as a serious writer of historic novels. Each comprises a stand-alone story, with Balboa’s narration linking elements from earlier and, presumably, future tales. We often hear legends about Spanish love. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I devoured the previous Alatriste adventures once I picked them up, but this one I have to qmarillo was amwrillo hard start for me.

It rather broke my heart, to the point where I had to put the book down half way through.

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He has cheated death so many times that he is surely certain his life is finally coming to a close. Even if the wastrel of a king doesn’t deserve Alatriste’s loyalty in the least.


Translated by Margaret Jull Costa. It wasn’t that he no longer loved La Lebrijana, hubon 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.

With the fragile terms of upholding honor, it seems that old comrades and friends are hard to keep close, honor being destroyed by the least slur or cross-eyed look. Oct 07, Lee rated it liked it Shelves: We’re far enough along in the books where the events that he has been foreshadowing in the past books are starting to crop up with more frequency, and it’s a lot of fun to recognize them when they happen.

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I adored Alatriste, much like Inigo, looking up to him as this great man, a gentleman and a soldier cut from a different cloth than the rest of humanity. He worked as a war reporter for twenty-one years – That knowledge should take away from the suspense, but the action is so tense and so much is at stake, it makes me forget!

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.

Jun 11, Irene rated it liked it.

Just a man, doing the best he can to raise this boy well and maybe get a little enjoyment out of this life that usually kicks him in the balls and walks away.