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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Of that era and a larger part of that world. Even better yet, then, to find out that these are real places, in works history. Return to Book Page.

Buy the selected items together This item: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Se l’austero e audace Diego Alatriste, ex-combattente costretto caoitan 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.

El capitán Alatriste / Captain Alatriste by Arturo Pérez-Reverte | : Books

When, however, Alatriste realizes that the victims are aristocrats and gentlemen to boot, he spares their lives, to the disgust and derision of his companion who rushes off into the darkness. En resumen, una mala y bien mala copia de los Tres Mosqueteros. Published December 27th by Plume first published January 2nd Candidly, however, my mastery of Spanish is as yet too rudimentary for me to be able to comment on the literary quality of the writing.


Responding to their pleas for further help, he takes them to the home of his friend, Count de Guadalmedina, close to the King and powerful in court. I read this last year and just could not–at all–get into it. You just don’t know how to have fun. How exactly he felt, and exactly how his bright grey eyes reflected the flickering candle light if he wasn’t even in the room at the same time?

Feb 28, Algernon rated it it was amazing Shelves: Alatriste is not really a Captain, this title having been taken by him during a brief battle in Flanders when his commanding officer was slain. Here we see Buckingham visiting Spain under cloak of darkness, and Richelieu’s gold hunting him and his companion.

Lettura piacevole, avvincente, ricca di dettagli storici e di gustose citazioni di poeti dell’epoca, che intrattiene con gusto ed eleganza.

Summer readings: Captain Alatriste by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Then, he gets an offer he can’t refuse–ambush two mysterious Englishmen–just wound them a little and take some documents. And the Thirty Years’ War rages on in Flanders.

I read it again this year and could not say what I found so disagreeable the last time around. In fact, Perez Referte achieves a wonderful balance between adventure capian historical narrative, with famous characters such as Francisco Quevedo. In short, there is as much historical as there is novel in this book, and both parts are equally enjoyable. But before I begin my gushing, I would like to note my minimal disappointment in him for the Captain Alatriste series.


I also found the author to be perceptive to psychological issues, effectively presenting his main characters as people wrestling with quotidian concerns as well as existential issues.

Anyhow, I soon learned that this film was based on this popular series of novels, all set in s Spain. This series was far too long. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. One needs only a few years of college Spanish and access to a good dictionary to look up the more archaic Spanish terms.

When he is hired by the Holy Inquisition to kill two mysterious travelers, guests of the British ambassador, he knows he is in serious trouble. This book is also at least as much about the Golden Age of Spain than about any one man: There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Most disappointingly – the adventure part of the book is very small: