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God, what a great book.
El caballero del jubón amarillo
Book by book I am losing interest in the story. This weakness for a beautiful woman, despite all dangers, is a trait he and Inigo share, as it turns out. 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.
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.
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. Previous volumes in the series suffered from a strange distancing effect, partly the result of the narrative construction the events are related in hindsight by the now elderly former apprentice of Alatriste himself.
The historical accuracy, intrigue, and overall devilishness made this one absolutely irresistable and I could not put it down! What was good was the description of 17th Century Spain.
El caballero del jubón amarillo
Inigo, the young swain, is also finding himself in unlikely difficulties that he can’t seem to stay out of. It rather broke my heart, to the p I devoured the previous Alatriste adventures once I picked them up, but this one Drl have to admit was a hard start for me. They are so similar, such perfect foils for each other.
After this book, he could leave definitely journalism for focusing on his career as a fiction writer. I realized that I read out of order and skipped The King’s Gold, in which basically Perez-Reverte outlines my revelations about Alatriste’s state of mind in the first ten pages. 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.
Other books in the series. Everything is clear and close, immediate and hard. At the time the story takes placeCervantes has died a few years before, impoverished and scorned as a literary figure of no merit. I also enjoyed many of the poetic touches added along the way, most of which are witty aphorisms and poems written by playwriter Francisco de Quevedo who is a character in the book.
El caballero del jubón amarillo by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
As a war journalist he traveled to several countries, covering many conflicts. Captain Alatriste and his ward, Inigo Balboa, are brought into dle fray as dupes. He started his journalistic career writing for the now-defunct newspaper Pueblo. Although his debut was not quite successful, inwith ‘The Fencing Master’, he put his name as a serious writer of historic novels.
That was confirmed inwhen was published the first book of his Captain Alatriste saga, which has been his trademark. I don’t know alatristw Perez-Reverte does it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
In this fifth installment of the Captain Alatriste series, Inigo now nearly 17 and his mentor discover a caballeor to murder the amraillo. Between Madrid and El Escorial we witness these new adventures, full of passion, vengeance and dangers, all through the eyes and narration of the always-faithful Mqigo Balboa.
And yet there is one thing that still separates them. A court favorite, who writes poetry for the king and plays for the queen, is Francisco de Quevedo, another historical literary figure who, along with a famous actress and her husband, figure prominently in the story. The result is a highly entertaining swashbuckler in which the outer action and the inner turmoil are perfectly balanced.
The plot is a delicious stew of amours and intrigues, jealousies, encounters with old enemies, tested friendships, and issues of honor. Arturo Perez-Reverte seems to have taken a long hard look at the deficiencies in the previous volumes and repeaired them. Not God, but his King, for whom he has bled so much, given so much of his life to.
Previous volumes in the series suffered from a strange distancing effect, partly the result of the narrative construction the events are related in hindsight by the now elderly former apprentice of Easily the best of the ‘Captain Alatriste’ books so far But Maria has her catch. The soldiers like Alatriste and Inigo are hard yet honest, while those who rule are soft and duplicitous. 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.
Preferring the Dominicans, this younger royal brother is more amenable to the Inquisition. 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.
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.
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.
He won back my respect, and I adore him more than ever.
This seemed rather slow to get started to me, and there was a lot of repetition. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
We often hear legends about Spanish love. This story takes us to the Madrid aoatriste Lope de Vega, of Caldersn 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.
More always seemed promised than was actually delivered. 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 jubon amarillo / The Man in the Yellow Doublet (Captain Alatriste Series, Book 5)
Return to Book Page. He has cheated death so many times that he is surely certain his life is finally coming to a close. 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.
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? Wmarillo first book in this series. God, I don’t want to spoil it, but the pure wonderful irony of it. A quiet man, normally calm and thoughtful yet swift into action.
That being said this is still a fun adventure, and the continuing development of Inigo the narrator is very well done.