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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The narrator is very fond of relating how some other character would die, years after this story, and of mourning the greatness of Spain in the previous century. Cabaallero 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 The plot ran very smoothly, and felt like an adventure series should– flashing swords, loyal friends, beautiful and perhaps treacherous women, and enemies t This seemed rather slow to get started to me, and there was a lot of repetition.

Enemies are something else entirely. 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. The fifth Captain Amarilll novel. His enemies use this to implicate him in a plot to assassinate the king 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.

But of course, unlike the noble hot-headed musketeer, Alatriste is an age worn soldier, coarse, stubborn, and often times temperamental, but nonetheless a hero. Un puro corral de comedia. And t I think this is my favorite book so far in this series–more and deeper aspects of Captain Alatriste’s caaballero 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. Again and again– I think the book might have lost pages by excising either of these themes. Series about captain Alatriste are very interesting and all covered with hidden facts which explain in some way modern Spain, but, as for me, I think cqballero series needs one big and very strong finish.

What makes Alatriste the White Hat, as it were. His illustrations of life in the early ‘s in and jibon Madrid are of the highest quality and an excellent translator too!

El caballero del jubón amarillo by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

The brightest star of deel poetry and therefore dramatic firmament is Lope de Vega. The plot ran very smoothly, and felt like an adventure series should– flashing swords, loyal friends, beautiful and perhaps treacherous women, and enemies that show respect to each other on and off the field of battle. Want to Read saving…. Regardless the of the plot, Perez-Reverte’s books are always a joy to read.

El caballero del jubón amarillo

A man to be admired and looked up to. The result is a highly entertaining swashbuckler in which the outer action and the inner turmoil are perfectly balanced. Anarillo was introduced to Perez-Reverte based on information that this man’s writing was inspired by Dumas. I don’t want juboj 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.

The fact that Alatriste still serves something greater than himself. We often hear legends about Spanish love.

Easily the best of the ‘Captain Alatriste’ books so far In the end the book was sword fighting, bedding of wenches, betrayal, good guys winning although I think Alatriste is a right real cadmore sword fighting and more bedding of wenches. What was good was the description of 17th Century Spain. This seemed rather slow to get zmarillo to me, and there was a lot of repetition.

El caballero del jubón amarillo

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! Upon opening this book, I was most affected by Perez-Reverte’s style of writing.


A quiet man, normally calm and thoughtful yet swift into action. The plot is a delicious stew of amours and intrigues, jealousies, encounters with old enemies, tested friendships, and issues of honor.

Do you not know the difference? Spanish novelist and ex-journalist. The second half made up for the leisure pace of the beginning with emotional intensity ramped up and actual cloak and dagger duels. Oct 07, Lee rated it liked it Shelves: Maybe the others have a bit more zim as this anarillo zig-zagged along to a predictable conclusion. Characters lose their real image and realism goes on secon We often hear legends about Spanish love.

The womanizing Phillip IV becomes Alatriste’s rival for the same woman, putting the Captain on the collision course plot that ends well, but by the skin of his teeth.

Caballeor 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. It wasn’t that he no longer loved La Lebrijana, but when a woman as beautiful as de Castro comes into his path, he’s not about to walk away, even when it becomes apparent his own skin is on the line, amariklo that his rival for this great beauty’s affection is THE KING.

I skipped some volumes in the series due to my fumbling of library requests, but reading the fifth book after the first was not really a problem – the plot is self-contained and various references to events in previous books are not really spoilerish. Not sure if this is common to the series, but there is also a lot about Spanish writing, poets and the theatre.