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Toegether, these men form a caballwro pair. 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?

E the best of the ‘Captain Alatriste’ books so far Sadly, the novel bogs down after the first swordfight in the opening pages, but picks up as now year old Balboa accompanies playwright Francisco de Quevedo into the royal apartments, as the artist’s scribe. Leaving the administration of the realm to his toadies while he hunts and whores, there is a regicide conspiracy afoot to bring his younger, simpler, more religious brother to the throne.

This book is all xaballero of it. This seemed rather slow to get started to me, and there was a lot of repetition. In the current volume, Margaret Jull Costa caballeor an outstanding translation that reads smoothly absent cultural lacunae that mar so many translated-from works. 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. Alatriste is the foil companion of D’artagnan set in 17th century Spain.

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

If you haven’t read this series, and you love a bit of historical fiction mixed in with some down-to-earth realism 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.

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Quotes from El caballero del 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. 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.

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.

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As a reader I never really felt that the events that were being described were close enough: His illustrations of life in the early ‘s in and about Madrid are of the highest quality and an excellent translator too!

El caballero del jubón amarillo by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

The plot is a delicious stew of amours and intrigues, jealousies, encounters with old enemies, tested friendships, and issues of honor. Maybe the others have a bit more zim as this one zig-zagged along to a predictable conclusion.

I think this is my favorite book so far in this series–more and deeper aspects of Captain Alatriste’s character are revealed, and we experience the pangs and elations and disillusionments of his young protege Inigo on the path to adulthood as well as Inigo’s often wise, frequently ironic perspective as he narrates the story from the distance of old age.

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.

El caballero del jubón amarillo

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.

Not God, but his King, for whom he has bled so much, given so much of his life to. Captain Alatriste and his ward, Inigo Balboa, are brought into the fray as dupes. He won back my respect, and I adore him more than ever. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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

The plot ran amairllo smoothly, and felt like an adventure series should– flashing swords, loyal friends, beautiful and perhaps treacherous women, and enemies that show respect to each other on and off the field of battle. I’m curious to read one of his books in Spanish to see if any of the power and thrill is lost in translation. This story takes us to the Madrid of Lope de Vega, of Caldersn de la Barca and of Tirso de Alattiste, to the filthy alleys, royal conspiracies, and all the intrigues that brew in the theaters of the XVII century.

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


Meglio dei primi due mi mancano terzo e quarto, introvabiliii. Characters lose their real image and realism goes on secon We often hear legends about Alaatriste love.

Madrid,this new story is set in the middle of an aristocratic love affair jibon Alatriste and Marma de Castro, the most beautiful and famous actress of the Golden Era; a woman who is also being courted by Felipe IV.

The narrator, the 16 year old Inigo, has the advantage of jubin this tale in his old age so he knows the bleak future of the Spanish Empire, his master Captain Alatriste and of the reign of Philip IV. Refresh and try again.

The fifth Captain Alatriste novel. Vale comprarlo y leerlo. What a wonderfully imperfect hero. He worked as a war reporter for twenty-one years – Action, history and adventure come together like a whirlpool in these unforgettable pages of dangerous and exciting adventures.

And there are plenty of swordfights–swash swash, buckle buckle!

Trivia About El caballero del 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. More always seemed promised than was actually delivered. The suspense is masterful, with Alatriste and Inigo both independently betrayed by their foolish pride or love, and racing, swords in hand, against a very short deadline separately but toward the same goal.

As the title suggests, the King plays a central role in the regicide plot. A man to be admired and looked up to. 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. Not sure if this is common to the series, but there is also a lot about Spanish writing, poets and the theatre. 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.

Paperbackpages. Oct 03, Gerardo B. This is a time when the Spanish army is at loose ends and unpaid.