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Each comprises a stand-alone story, with Balboa’s narration linking elements from earlier and, presumably, future tales.

This volume started a little slow amafillo the first half focused on the Madrid cultural scene and setting up the pieces for the drama about to unfold. 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. 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 jhbon about to walk away, even when it becomes apparent his own skin is on the line, and that his rival for this great beauty’s affection is THE KING.

Previous 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 novel even begins with a duel, and the villain Gualterio Malatesta seems less of a cardboard cutout, more substantial.

This is a time when the Spanish army is at loose ends and unpaid.

El caballero del jubón amarillo by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

The narrator, the 16 year old Inigo, has the advantage of retelling this tale in his old age so he knows the bleak future of the Spanish Empire, his master Captain Alatriste and of the reign of Philip IV. Un puro corral de comedia. 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 i 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.


This story takes us to the Madrid of Lope de Vega, of Calderon de la Barca and of Tirso de Molina, to the filthy alleys, royal conspiracies, and all the intrigues that brew in the theaters of the XVII century. 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.

God, what a great book.

Since he writes an opinion page in El Semanal, a supplement of the Grupo Correo that is distributed simultaneously in 25 newspapers in Spain, and that has become one of the most read sections of the Spanish press, surpassing 4, readers. I think this is deliberate on the part of the author, to plan the books so you can jump in at any point. As for me it was the most boring book from all the series about captain Alatriste. A,arillo details Format Paperback jibon Dimensions In this fifth installment of the Captain Alatriste series, Inigo now nearly 17 and his mentor discover a plot to murder the king.

What was good was the description of 17th Century Spain.

I’m curious to read one of his books in Spanish to see if any of the power and thrill is lost in translation. This is a great addition to the Captain Alatriste series.

El Caballero De Jubon Amarillo

Another Captain Alatriste adventure, sometimes the characters can be completely oblivious to obvious clues that they are getting into trouble, but are stuck in a world where honor has meaning.

A man of honor and dignity no matter what life throws at him. 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.

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 other than King Phillip IV, whom Alatriste is forced to rival with for the eye of the beholden beauty. As the title suggests, the King plays a central role in the regicide plot. Mar 22, Manuela rated it liked it. Risking their lives and friendships, they race to save their monarch, facing off against friends and old enemies alike. Esta 5ta entrega de la serie hace derroche de intriga, misterios, peligro y sobre todo, de un rico desarrollo de los personajes.


El caballero del jubón amarillo

God, I don’t want to spoil it, but the pure wonderful irony of it. 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.

Dec 23, Lucas Rodriguez rated it it was amazing. The evil nemesis Gualterio Malatesta returns to the scene, first escaping Alatriste’s jhbon, later capturing Alatriste intending to toss the juon to the Inquisition’s chief torturer and frame the Captain as regicide.

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! I was left laughing along with Alatriste, feeling as though I stood beside him on that muddy road watching the royal procession disappear into the morning fog.

Madrid was a dangerous place, men’s honour would see friends fight to the death for a minor faux pas. Not God, but his King, for whom he has bled so much, given so much of his life to. I don’t know how Perez-Reverte does it. A man to be admired and looked up to.

Just a man, doing the best he can to raise this boy well and maybe get a little enjoyment out of this life that usually kicks him in the balls and walks away. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.