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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How can another person tell exactly what popped into an other’s man head? Se l’austero e audace Diego Alatriste, ex-combattente costretto ad affittare al migliore offerente la sua infallibile spada per tirare avanti nella Madrid splendida e stracciona del Seicento, risulta forse fin troppo eroico per il lettore smaliziato, i numerosi personaggi di contorno, alcuni dei quali realmente esistiti, sono ritratti in modo vivace e credibile. The poetry and plays of Lope. Maybe something directed by Orson Welles, starring Errol Flynn, and presented in capitqn without the distraction of profanity.

I wish the author had included a note commenting on which of the characters are historical personages. Alatriste and Malatesta accept. A high profile, high danger, high complexity assignment.

El capitán Alatriste [Captain Alatriste]

Capitan Alatriste is the archetypal veteran warrior home from the wars. The shadow of the Inquisition looms large. I’ve just finished Dumas’ “The Count of Monte Cristo” and was curious as to how a modern writer would treat this kind of story. Return to Book Page. The story is written in a very casual manner, as though you are sat with the narrator, in a bar, as he chats about this character, Alatriste.

With shoes already soaking and low cloud all around, my situation was looking bleak, but artugo at the bottom of my over-hopeful beach bag was at least one ray of sunshine: I use this cspitan in arturl series novel in my 4th and 5th year high school spanish classes.

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Explore the Home Gift Guide. No desperdicia palabras ni situaciones. I would be receptive to reading more books in this series. The second villain here turns out to be the hidden man in that room long ago. In fact, there’s not much I can say about this novel that alatdiste be a spoiler.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Needing gold to pay off his debts, Captain Alatriste and another hired blade are paid to ambush two travelers, stage a robbery, and give alatrisre travelers a fright.

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But before I begin my gushing, I would like to note my minimal disappointment in him for the Captain Alatriste series. There are several occasions to weave in a historically based story, fictionalization for drama, but clearly an excuse for Perez-Reverte to show off his detailed knowledge of history, social dynamics, church politics, cultural events and art.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Luckily for readers, Perez-Reverte is a talented enough author that his storytelling proficiency and handling of language makes up for most of this.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Here is a sample of how the golden age of Spain is described in the book: Jun 14, Ensiform rated it it was amazing Shelves: Showing of 58 reviews. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Then, he jumped to news reporter for TVE, Spanish national channel. Even though I didn’t enjoy this book Artur didn’t give up and continued to read it’s sequel “Purity of blood” which is more quick pacing and enjoyable.

Unfortunately, having been deceived, Alatriste little choice in the matter now. At a certain point, I got a strange inkling of Aragorn rather than Aragon– sure e Okay, so I’m teaching the second in a three course sequence on revsrte theatre history, and we’ve just been covering Spanish Siglo de Oro theatre Lope de Vega, Calderon de la Barca, Tirso de Molina, etc.

El capitán Alatriste / Captain Alatriste

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I’m still not sure that I’ll read the rest since I didn’t fall in love to begin with. Then a mysterious stranger enters to clarify the job: Alatriste’s pledge to the dying Lope is alattiste take care of his son. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Feb 11, Jessie rated it it was ok. I realised that my reading experience would be very different to the film it is, I feel, obvious when you watch it that it is a “compilation” of all the booksand part of me initially said I wish I hadn’t watched the film, but that feeling soon passed away reevrte I became involved in this very well written story.

I find series, like television series, significantly more difficult to “write correctly”. Even better yet, then, to find out that these are real places, in works history. In fact, Perez Reverte achieves a wonderful balance between adventure and historical narrative, with famous characters such as Francisco Quevedo. Jul 09, Kelly rated it liked it Recommends it for: