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The brightest star of the poetry and therefore dramatic firmament is Lope de Vega. 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.

Still, this series is highly addictive for me. 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. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions I skipped some volumes in the series due to my fumbling of library requests, but reading the fifth book after the first was not really a problem – the plot is self-contained and various references to events in previous books are not really spoilerish.

View all 4 comments. The Best Books of Arturo Perez-Reverte Cartagena, Spain, is considered the most read author of Spain, whose 2, copies sold place him as one of the best and most read international novelists. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. His enemies use this to implicate him in a plot to assassinate the king Oh how easy it is to forget what a wonderful writer Arturo Perez-Reverte or his translator in this series Not God, but his King, for whom he has bled so much, given so much of his life to.

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

It wasn’t that he no longer loved La Lebrijana, but 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 amarllo this great beauty’s affection is THE KING.


Alatriste remains the swordmaster of little words and great courage and Perez-Reverte uses the novel to paint a vivid fresco of Spanish Era de Oro. Published April 1st by Punto de Lectura first published December 30th This is a superb historical novel, perhaps the best in the series. I think this is deliberate on the part of the author, to plan the books so you can jump in at any point.

El caballero del jubón amarillo

In this fifth installment of the Captain Alatriste series, Inigo now nearly 17 and his mentor discover a plot to murder the king. Enemies are something else entirely. Quotes from El caballero del Do you not know the difference? Trivia About El caballero del It rather broke my heart, to the p I devoured the previous Alatriste adventures once I picked them up, but this one I have to admit was a hard start for me. He won back my respect, and I adore him more than ever.

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Madrid,this new story is set in the middle of an aristocratic love affair between Alatriste and Maria de Castro, the most beautiful and famous actress of the Golden Era; juvon woman who is also being courted by Felipe IV. A man to be admired and looked up to.

The s Oh how easy it is to forget what a wonderful writer Arturo Perez-Reverte or his translator in this series I’m curious to read one of his wmarillo in Spanish to see if any of the power and thrill is lost in translation.

I have two quibbles though, one is so spoiler-ridden that I hesitate to describe it in any way other than what felt like a failure of commitment by Perez-Reverte, and the other is Joseph Conrad’s The Duel, which dealt with a similar subject matter of honor codes in a much more powerful and eloquent way. Dec 23, Lucas Rodriguez rated it it was amazing.

Things begin to fall apart and juhon don’t know who to believe or who to support, and poets and playwrights maintain the arts. The evil nemesis Gualterio Malatesta returns to the scene, first escaping Alatriste’s hands, later capturing Alatriste intending to toss the soldier to the Inquisition’s chief torturer and frame the Captain as regicide.

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.


We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Captain Alatriste and his ward, Inigo Balboa, are brought into the fray as dupes. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

As for me it was the most boring book from all the series about captain Alatriste. And that other villain, Emilio Bocanegra, who doesn’t contain the slightest trace of sentimentality, returns Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. He put this experience into his book ‘Territorio Comanche’, focusing on the years of Bosnian massacres. Lists with This Book. Love hurts, the young man learns.

That being said this is still a fun adventure, and the continuing development of Inigo jybon narrator is very well done. 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.

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. Easily the best of the ‘Captain Alatriste’ books so far 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.

El caballero del jubón amarillo

But the real focus of the book is on the literary and theater life of early 17th century Spain. 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. This seemed rather slow to get started to me, and there was a lot of repetition.

A shame it has taken pages of prose to get to this stage, but I am looking forward very much to the sixth book in the sequence! And there are plenty of swordfights–swash swash, buckle buckle!