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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Each comprises a stand-alone story, with Balboa’s narration linking elements from earlier and, presumably, future tales. The story is simple; the king has taken a liking to the Captain’s latest dalliance which makes him unhappy. Months later I picked it back up. The brightest star of the poetry and therefore dramatic firmament is Lope de Vega. The second half made up for the leisure pace of the beginning with emotional intensity ramped up and actual cloak and dagger duels.

God, what a great book. Quotes from El caballero del What makes Alatriste the White Hat, as it were.

Then, he jumped to news reporter for TVE, Spanish national channel. 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.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The historical accuracy, intrigue, and overall devilishness made this one absolutely irresistable and I could not put it down!

El caballero del jubón amarillo by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

There’s less sentimental pondering. This book is all full of it. Rel puro corral de comedia. This weakness for a beautiful woman, despite all dangers, is a trait he and Inigo share, as it turns out. Lists with This Book.

Sadly, amariillo novel bogs down after the first swordfight in 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.

At the time the story takes placeCervantes has died a few years before, impoverished and scorned as a literary figure of no merit. Translated by Margaret Jull Amarilllo. Things begin to fall apart and friends don’t know who to believe or who to support, and poets and playwrights maintain the arts.


El caballero del jubón amarillo

Easily the best of the ‘Captain Alatriste’ books so far Book by book I am losing interest in the story. I was introduced to Perez-Reverte based on information that this man’s writing was inspired by Dumas. I think this is deliberate on the part of the author, to plan the books so you can jump in at any point.

The Inquisition is still around so appearance and adherence of the many rules is essential for survival. He worked as a war reporter for twenty-one years – Preferring the Dominicans, this younger royal brother is more amenable to the Inquisition. 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. Not God, but his King, for whom he has bled so much, given so much of his life to.

After this book, he could amwrillo definitely journalism for focusing on his career as a fiction writer. Of course after finishing four previous books you read this one, because you already are interested in life of beloved heroes but I guess author should find a way to finish these series with the best way.

I love these books, and am almost reluctant to pick up the next one, which is the last one I have in translation I understand there might be more? My first book in this series. I have two quibbles though, amrillo is so spoiler-ridden that I hesitate to describe it in any way other than what felt like a failure of commitment by Perez-Reverte, and the other is Joseph Conrad’s The Duel, which dealt with a similar subject matter of honor codes in a much more powerful and eloquent way.

Enemies are something else entirely.

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

Feb 10, Oscar Amador rated it really liked it. It is handy for idle warriors to pick up spending money by hiring out as assassins.

A man to be admired and looked up to. 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.


Alatriste remains the swordmaster of little words and great courage and Perez-Reverte uses the novel to paint a vivid fresco of Spanish Era de Oro. Not sure if this is common to cabalero series, but there is also a lot about Spanish writing, poets and the theatre.

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 exception of the first book of course.

An adversary respects you even if he amarjllo you in the back. Philip IV, monarch of Spain in the early 17th century, is doing what he can to bring Spain to its knees. 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.

Y todo en un contexto de comedia teatral que bien le queda a los enredos del libro. Toegether, these amarill form a memorable pair.

A man of honor and dignity no matter what life throws at him. Characters lose their jjubon image and realism goes on secon We often hear legends about Spanish love.

Return to Book Page. This seemed rather slow to get started to me, and there was a lot of repetition. This is a time when the Spanish army is at loose ends and unpaid.

No es malo y tiene sus momentos, pero es el que menos me ha gustado de la serie. And what a hero Captain Alatriste is!