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“Don Francisco de Quevedo me dirigió una mirada que interpreté como era debido, pues fui detrás del capitán Alatriste. Avísame. Buy EL CABALLERO DEL JUBÓN AMARILLO (LAS AVENTURAS DEL CAPITÁN ALATRISTE 5) from Dymocks online BookStore. Find latest reader reviews and. 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 .

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God, I don’t want to spoil it, but the pure wonderful irony of it. The plot is woven masterfully, and the last pages Senor Perez-Reverte really drives it home.

El caballero del jubón amarillo by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

This is a superb historical novel, perhaps the best in the series. As the title suggests, the King plays a central role in the regicide plot. Published March 1st by Alfaguara first published December 30th View all 4 comments. Book by book I am alatrizte interest in the story.

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.

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.

El caballero del jubón amarillo

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 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: The fact that Alatriste still serves something greater than himself.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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.

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.

We often hear legends about Spanish love. Y todo en un contexto de comedia teatral que bien le queda a los enredos del libro.

It is handy for idle warriors to pick up spending money by hiring out as assassins. It was a rich, thriving, bursting-with-life scene. His illustrations of life in the early ‘s in maarillo about Madrid are of the highest quality and an excellent translator too! A commendable piece of research. Trivia About El caballero del At the time juubon story takes placeCervantes has died a few years before, impoverished and scorned as a literary figure of no merit.

It had me turning pages like a madman and grinning like a fool. He worked as a war reporter for twenty-one years – In this fifth installment of the Captain Alatriste series, Inigo now nearly 17 and his mentor discover a plot to murder the king.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I love these books, and am almost reluctant to pick up the smarillo one, which is the last one I have in translation I understand there might be more?

The Captain, of course, cannot be told what to do, and alienates friends and enemies alike by continuing to see the actress. Madrid,this new story is set in the middle of an aristocratic love affair between Alatriste and Marma de Castro, the most beautiful and famous actress of the Golden Era; a woman who is also being cou Discover the new adventures of Diego Alatriste and his young partner, Mqigo Balboa, in the long-awaited fifth installment of the famous adventures of Capitan Alatriste.


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Open Preview See a Problem? This book is all full of it. Still, this series is highly addictive for me. Previous volumes in the series suffered from a strange distancing effect, partly the result of the narrative construction the caballerk are related in hindsight by the now elderly former apprentice of Easily the best of the ‘Captain Alatriste’ books so far Can I just say how much I love the man in black, Alatriste’s ever present antagonist, Gualaterio Malatesta?

Regardless the of the plot, Perez-Reverte’s books are always a joy to read. The s Oh how easy it is to forget what a wonderful writer Alatrizte Perez-Reverte or his translator in this series 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! This is a great addition to the Captain Alatriste series. The first person narrator – the young page Inigo Balboa – made me think of the Arthurian knight from Bernard Cornwell Warlord Chronicles: And yet there is one thing that still separates them.

cabwllero And it dawned on me the pure genius of Senor Perez’s storytelling. Just a man, doing the best he can to raise this boy well and maybe get a little enjoyment out of this life that usually kicks him in the balls and walks away. God, what a great book.