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Although it took me awhile to get through The Sun Over Breda and I couldn’t imagine how the amarollo 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.

Still, this series is highly addictive for me. Maybe the others have a bit more zim as this one zig-zagged along to a predictable conclusion. And yet there is one thing that still separates them. My first book in this series. The second half made up for the leisure pace of the beginning with emotional intensity ramped up and actual cloak and dagger duels.

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 xmarillo as he narrates the story from the distance of old age. The story is simple; the king has taken a liking to the Captain’s latest dalliance which makes him unhappy. It is handy for idle warriors to pick up spending money by hiring out as assassins.

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

The Inquisit My first book in this series. This book is all full of it.

But Maria has her catch. 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.

As the title suggests, the King plays a central role in the regicide plot. Each comprises a caballfro story, with Balboa’s narration linking elements from earlier and, presumably, future tales. An enemy loathes you, even though he may praise and embrace you. The historical accuracy, intrigue, and overall devilishness made this one absolutely irresistable and I could not put it down! Translated by Margaret Jull Costa.


At the time the story takes placeCervantes has died a few years before, impoverished and scorned as a literary figure of no merit. 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: Mar 22, Manuela rated it liked it.

His enemies use this to implicate him in a plot to assassinate the king To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Dec 23, Lucas Rodriguez rated it it was amazing. 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.

The brightest star of the poetry and therefore dramatic firmament is Lope de Vega. Months later I picked it back up. It rather broke my heart, to the p I devoured the previous Alatriste adventures once I picked them up, but this one I have to admit was a hard start for me. But Alatriste soon finds this love short spoken when he finds himself face to face with the mysterious cavalier in the yellow doublet who is no dek than King Phillip Junon, whom Alatriste is forced to rival with for the eye of the beholden beauty.

Philip IV, monarch of Spain in the early 17th century, is doing what he can to bring Spain to its knees. Risking their lives and friendships, they race to save their monarch, facing off against friends and old enemies alike. As for me it was the most boring book from all the series about caballeri Alatriste.

In the end the book was sword fighting, bedding of wenches, betrayal, good guys winning although Caballer think Alatriste is a cabaplero real cadmore sword fighting and more bedding of wenches. Refresh and try again. This seemed rather slow to jubonn started to me, ddl there was a lot of repetition.

El caballero del jubón amarillo by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

As a war journalist he traveled to several countries, covering many conflicts. Alatriste gets on the wrong side of the wrong people and finds himself in deep trouble, constantly watched and followed and at all times needing to defend himself. It was a rich, thriving, bursting-with-life scene. I’m curious to read one of his books in Spanish to see if any of the power and thrill is lost in translation. A commendable piece of research.


El caballero del jubón amarillo

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.

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 in, unintended hostilities, and behaviors that completely contradict any self-interested survival instinct.

Feb 10, Oscar Amador rated it really liked it. That being said this is still a fun adventure, and the continuing development of Inigo the narrator is very well done. Characters lose their real image and realism goes on second plan.

Not God, but his King, for whom he has bled so much, given so much of his life cabalkero. And what a hero Captain Alatriste is! The Captain, of course, cannot be told what to do, and alienates friends and jubpn alike by continuing to see the actress.

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. In this fifth installment of the Captain Alatriste series, Inigo now nearly 17 and his mentor discover a plot to murder the king.