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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Book by book I amaarillo losing interest in the story. This is a superb historical novel, perhaps the best in the series. Un puro corral de caballeor. 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 This is a great addition to the Captain Alatriste series.

Return to Book Page. He writes so comfortably, the story rolls off the page so easily and the images that appear in my mind are so vivid.

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. His enemies use this to implicate him in a plot to assassinate the king A man of honor and dignity no matter what life throws at him.

El caballero del jubón amarillo

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: Inigo, the young swain, is also finding himself in unlikely difficulties that he can’t seem to stay out of.

And yet there is one thing that still separates them. And it dawned on me the pure genius of Senor Perez’s storytelling. 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.

I would definitely reccommend this to anyone who is looking for a modern day contemporary of Alexandre Dumas. Arturo Perez-Reverte seems to have taken a long hard look at the deficiencies in the previous volumes and repeaired them. Risking their lives and friendships, they race to save their monarch, facing off against friends and old enemies alike. What a wonderfully imperfect hero. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Oh how easy it is to forget what a wonderful writer Arturo Perez-Reverte or his translator in this series Perhaps an even more evil immaculate copy of Dumas’s Milady, Angelica has some intrigues up her own sleeve to play Inigo as her slave.

This weakness for a beautiful woman, despite all dangers, is a trait he and Inigo share, as it turns out. A commendable piece of research. I don’t want to give spoilers, but the book portrays several very clear examples of just how much an honor code society can trap people into attitudes and behaviors that they don’t really want to engage in, unintended hostilities, and behaviors that completely contradict any self-interested survival instinct.

Quotes from El caballero del The plot is woven masterfully, and the last pages Amarlilo Perez-Reverte really drives it home. And t 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 amagillo 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.

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

The plot is a delicious stew of amours and intrigues, jealousies, encounters with old enemies, tested friendships, and issues of honor. It was a rich, thriving, bursting-with-life scene. Lists with This Book. And I must say, I could not have been better informed.

El caballero del jubón amarillo by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

But the real focus of the book is on the literary and theater life of early 17th century Spain. Do you not know the difference? He put this experience into his book ‘Territorio Comanche’, focusing on the years of Bosnian massacres. Vale comprarlo y leerlo. This volume started a little slow with the first half focused on the Madrid cultural scene and setting up the pieces for the drama about to unfold.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I don’t want to give spoilers, but the book portrays several very clear examples of 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.


Everything is clear and close, immediate and hard.

More always seemed promised than was actually delivered. 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. His illustrations of life in the early ‘s in and about Madrid are of the highest quality and an excellent translator too! That was confirmed inwhen was published the first book of his Captain Alatriste saga, which has been his trademark. The Captain, of course, cannot be told what to do, and alienates friends and enemies alike by continuing to see the actress.

Characters lose their real image and realism goes on second plan. I think this is deliberate on the part of the author, to plan the books so you can jump in at any point. 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.

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El caballero del jubón amarillo

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. Other books in the series. It amarkllo broke my heart, to the point where I had to put the book down half way through. 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! At the time the story takes placeCervantes has died a few years before, impoverished and scorned as a literary figure of no merit.

Refresh and try again. God, what a great book.

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