Captain Alatriste is a series of novels by Spanish author Arturo Pérez-Reverte. It deals with the adventures of the title character, a Spanish soldier and man of. Captain Alatriste has ratings and reviews. Fabian said: You’re in Madrid. But the adventure here seems sorta like a half adventure. Indeed, ha. Acción, historia y aventura se dan cita como un torbellino en las inolvidables páginas de esta primera novela de la serie «Las aventuras.

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Set up a giveaway. The following is a list cappitan the books in the series and the year published in USA: A time with balls and courtesans, kinds and queens, gold and silver.

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I was hooked – I had to read the first in the series. Since the narrator is Alatriste’s own man, I expected to know a bit more about the man than I have learned thus far. The problem I had with this story is that our alatristte, our eponymous hero, Diego Alatriste, is more of a plot agent at the whims of history than a character with his own ambitions.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Reminded me of the action movies that I grew up watching in the ‘s. Ships from and sold by Amazon. The Captain Alatriste series takes place in the s, to be exact, so far. You wear the tunic of an old brigade, And with God’s help, you wear it without stain.

The more important facts can best be described by a sonnet written by his friend, poet Don Francisco de Quevedo: Wl a lot going on today I guess. I wish I was fluent in Spanish and could read this in the originalespecially the poems.


Summer readings: Captain Alatriste by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

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He has his code of honour, and his likes are Spain’s likes. The narrator in the story is recounting tales from his youth – so it’s a little like listening to my grandmother ramble o I am a big fan of Arturo Perez-Reverte, but this book was a little bit of a disappoint me for me.

One person found this helpful. Feb 11, Jessie rated it it was ok.

El capitán Alatriste [Captain Alatriste]

Historians have often blamed him for the demise of the Spanish power. Needing gold to pay off his debts, Captain Alatriste and another hired blade are paid to ambush two travelers, stage a robbery, and give the travelers a fright.

Forward, backwards, “now,” over and over again. I found it validating that the film, “Alatriste”, starting Viggo Mortenson from ” The Road”, need be less than three hours. The characters were were pretty plain, and I really didn’t like the narrator at all; the classic ‘I’m old now and I’m gonna tell you some stories from a long time ago’ type guy. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Mind you, the real study of ancient fencing, not today’s changed “sport” with all its safety precautions. And then the ending trails off after that.


Si te gusto y quedastes facinado y no pudistes saciar tu hambre por mas aventuras del Capitan Diego A.

Like, the end of the book is more poems. I thoroughly recommend this book to lovers of Historical Fiction and shall certainly be reading the rest of the series over the months to come. Then we’re back to the story briefly, before we go forward in time a little to hear about what happens to the narrator or other characters later in their lives OR what happens to the culture of Spain itself.

The poetry and plays of Lope. Life becomes quite complicated for Alatriste when at the last minute he decides not to kill the two strangers, and suddenly the plotters of the scheme have every reason to want Alatriste dead because he knows about their conspiracy. I wish the author had included a note commenting on which of the characters are historical personages.

But before I begin my gushing, I would like to note my minimal disappointment in him for the Captain Alatriste series. With shoes already soaking and low cloud all around, my situation was looking bleak, but there at the bottom of my over-hopeful beach bag was at least one ray of sunshine: