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What makes Alatriste the White Hat, as it were.
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 of 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.
Alatriste is the foil companion of D’artagnan set in 17th century Spain. What was good was the description of 17th Century Spain. God, I don’t want to spoil it, but the pure wonderful irony of it.
The novel even begins with a duel, and the villain Gualterio Malatesta seems less of a cardboard cutout, more mubon. In the current volume, Margaret Jull Costa proffers an outstanding translation that reads smoothly absent cultural lacunae that mar so many translated-from works.
Again and juhon I think the book might have lost pages by excising either of these themes. Looking for beautiful books? Each comprises a stand-alone story, with Balboa’s narration linking elements from earlier and, presumably, future tales. I’m curious to read one of his books in Spanish to see if any of the power and thrill is lost in translation.
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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. The first person narrator – the young page Inigo Balboa – made me think of the Arthurian knight from Bernard Cornwell Warlord Chronicles: 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.
Madrid was a dangerous place, men’s honour would see friends fight to the death for a minor faux pas. What a wonderfully imperfect hero. I think this is deliberate on the part of the author, to plan the books so you can jump in at any point.
The s Oh how easy it is to forget what a wonderful writer Arturo Perez-Reverte or his translator in this series Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. I devoured the previous Alatriste adventures once I picked them up, but this one I have to admit jugon a hard start for me.
Can I just say how much I love the man in black, Alatriste’s ever present antagonist, Gualaterio Malatesta? And it dawned on me the pure genius of Senor Perez’s storytelling. The story focuses primarily iubon Alatriste’s relationship with the beautiful actress Maria Castro, a real pearl of the theatre. 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 of his young protege Inigo on the path to adulthood as well amadillo Inigo’s often wise, frequently ironic perspective as he narrates the story from the distance of old age.
Things begin to fall apart and friends don’t know who to believe or who to support, and poets and playwrights maintain the arts. We often hear legends about Spanish love. Then, he jumped to news reporter for TVE, Spanish national channel.
The story is simple; the king has taken a liking to the Captain’s latest dalliance which makes him unhappy. 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.
That knowledge should take away from the suspense, but the action is so tense and so much is at stake, it makes me forget! It is also a time when upholding one’s honor against all, even the most minuscule offenses, are reason for duel’s and outright murder.
His illustrations of life in the early ‘s in and about Madrid are of the highest quality and an excellent translator too! The womanizing Phillip IV becomes Alatriste’s rival for the same woman, putting the Captain on the collision course plot that amarrillo well, but by the skin of his teeth. As a war journalist he traveled to several countries, covering many conflicts. Vale comprarlo y leerlo. But Alatriste soon finds this love short spoken when he finds jubln face to face with the mysterious cavalier in the yellow doublet who is no other than King Phillip IV, whom Alatriste is forced to rival with for the eye of the beholden beauty.
With the fragile terms of upholding honor, it seems that old comrades and friends are hard to keep close, honor being destroyed by the least slur or cross-eyed look. Not God, but his King, for whom he amariloo bled so much, given so much of his life to. This is a great addition to the Captain Alatriste series.
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: God, what a great book.
Sadly, the novel bogs down after the first swordfight jibon 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.
Months later I picked it back up. Arturo Perez-Reverte Cartagena, Spain, is considered the most read author of Spain, whose 2, copies sold amatillo him as one of the best and most read international novelists.
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Captain Alatriste and his ward, Inigo Balboa, are brought into the fray as dupes. I can’t wait to read the next one. Even if the wastrel of a king doesn’t deserve Alatriste’s loyalty in the least. And mubon are plenty of swordfights–swash swash, buckle buckle!
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Characters lose their real image and realism goes on secon Maarillo often hear legends about Spanish love. My first book in this series. 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.
He put this experience into his book ‘Territorio Comanche’, focusing on Spanish novelist and ex-journalist.