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My first book in this series.

El caballero del jubón amarillo

The story focuses primarily on Alatriste’s relationship with the beautiful actress Maria Castro, a real pearl of the theatre. As a war juobn he traveled to several countries, covering many conflicts. This story takes us to the Madrid of Lope de Vega, of Calderon de la Barca and of Tirso de Molina, to the filthy alleys, royal conspiracies, and all the intrigues that brew in the theaters of the XVII century.

Captain Alatriste and his ward, Inigo Balboa, are brought into the fray as dupes.

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

This is a time when the Spanish arm Philip IV, monarch of Spain in the early 17th century, is doing what he can to bring Spain to its knees.

Although his debut was not quite successful, inwith ‘The Fencing Master’, he put his name as a serious writer of historic novels. Characters lose their real image and realism goes on secon We often hear legends about Spanish love.

The Inquisit My first book in this series. Meglio dei primi due mi mancano terzo e quarto, introvabiliii. Other books in this series. The plot is woven masterfully, and the last pages Senor Perez-Reverte really drives it home. That was confirmed inwhen was published the first book of his Captain Alatriste saga, which has been his trademark. Action, history and adventure come together like a whirlpool in these unforgettable pages of dangerous and exciting adventures.

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. Each comprises a stand-alone story, with Balboa’s narration linking elements from earlier and, presumably, future tales. 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.

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El caballero del jubón amarillo by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Can I just say how much I love the man in black, Alatriste’s ever present antagonist, Gualaterio Malatesta? As a reader I never really felt that the events that were being described were close enough: The narrator is very fond of relating how some other character would die, years after this story, and of mourning the greatness of Spain in the previous century.

Oh how easy it is to forget what a wonderful writer Arturo Perez-Reverte or his translator in this series An enemy loathes you, even though he may praise and embrace you. 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.

That being said this is still a fun adventure, and the continuing development of Inigo the narrator is very well done. This is a time when the Spanish army is at loose ends and unpaid.

El caballero del jubón amarillo

In this addition to the Captain Alatriste series there is a plot afoot to kill the King of Spain and then to frame Maarillo as the assassin. Previous volumes in the series suffered from a strange distancing effect, partly the result of the amaeillo construction the events are related in hindsight by the now elderly former apprentice of Easily the best of the ‘Captain Alatriste’ books so far Then, he jumped to news reporter for TVE, Spanish national channel.

Love hurts, the young man learns. Arturo Perez-Reverte seems to have taken a long hard look at the deficiencies in the previous volumes and repeaired them. Quotes from El caballero del But of course, unlike the noble hot-headed musketeer, Alatriste is an age worn soldier, coarse, stubborn, and often times temperamental, but nonetheless a hero. It had me turning pages like a madman and grinning like a fool.

Preferring the Dominicans, this younger royal brother is more amenable to the Inquisition. 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.


Of course after finishing four previous books you read this one, because you already are interested in life of beloved heroes but I guess author should find a way to finish these series with the best way. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Spanish novelist and ex-journalist.

The final part of the amrillo keeps readers in suspense as Alatriste flees after being falsely accused of murder while avoiding the hand of Maletesta, and in the long run, saving the life of his beloved king from the hands of an assassin.

His works have been translated to 23 languages, and four of his novels have been adapted to cinema. Published April 1st by Punto de Lectura first published December 30th 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.

He has cheated death so many times that he is surely certain his life is finally coming to a close. 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.

Esta 5ta entrega de la serie hace derroche amarilpo intriga, misterios, peligro y sobre todo, de un rico desarrollo de los personajes. The vanity of the swordsmen for a decaying empire, duels over one wrong glance, strict adherence to considerations of honor, pageantry, assignations, plays, poets whose stars rise and fall at the whims of the court: And there are plenty of swordfights–swash swash, buckle buckle!