This long awaited fifth installment of the famous adventures of Captain Alatriste tells of an aristocratic love affair between Alatriste and María de Castro, the most . “Don Francisco de Quevedo me dirigió una mirada que interpreté como era debido, pues fui detrás del capitán Alatriste. Avísame. Booktopia has El Caballero del Jubon Amarillo, Las Aventuras Del Capitan Alatriste by Arturo Perez-Reverte. Buy a discounted Paperback of El Caballero del.

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Refresh and try again. 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.

El caballero del jubón amarillo

As for me it was the most boring book from all the series about captain Alatriste. The plot is a delicious stew of amours and intrigues, jealousies, encounters with old enemies, tested friendships, and issues of amari,lo.

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. But the real focus of the book is on the literary and theater life of early 17th century Spain. The fact that Alatriste still serves something greater than himself.

Feb 12, Gleb rated it liked it. The s Oh how easy it is to forget what a wonderful writer Arturo Perez-Reverte or his translator in this series And what a hero Captain Alatriste is! That was confirmed inwhen was published the first book of his Captain Alatriste saga, which has been his trademark. Toegether, these men form a memorable pair. View all 4 comments. The second half made up for the leisure pace of the beginning with emotional intensity ramped up and actual cloak and dagger duels.


Feb 10, Oscar Amador rated it really liked it. I was introduced to Perez-Reverte based on information that this man’s writing was inspired by Dumas.

El caballero del jubón amarillo

Even if the wastrel of a king doesn’t deserve Alatriste’s loyalty in the least. We’re far enough along in the books where the events that he cel 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. The final part of the book 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.

After this book, he could leave definitely journalism for focusing on his career as a fiction jjbon. Characters lose their real image and realism goes on secon We often hear legends about Cabaloero love.

As a war journalist he traveled to several countries, covering many conflicts. 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. I don’t want to give spoilers, but the book portrays several very clear examples caballeroo just how much an honor code society can trap people into attitudes and behaviors that they don’t really want to engage i This is in some ways the best written of the Alatriste books that I’ve read so far, but it’s not the most enjoyable.

God, what a great book. The result is a highly entertaining swashbuckler in which the outer action and the inner turmoil are perfectly balanced.


El caballero del jubón amarillo by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

And it dawned on me the pure genius of Senor Perez’s storytelling. As a reader I never really felt that the events that were being described were close enough: 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. 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.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Open Preview See a Problem? 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.

The narrator, the cabal,ero year old Inigo, has the advantage of retelling 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.

Risking their lives and friendships, amarrillo race to save their monarch, facing off against friends and old enemies alike.

The womanizing Phillip IV becomes Alatriste’s rival for amadillo same woman, putting the Captain on the collision course plot that ends well, but by the skin of his teeth. If you haven’t read this series, and you love a bit of historical fiction mixed in with some down-to-earth realism

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