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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These characters are quite frankly not the sort of people I would want to be near in real life. See all 58 reviews.

Summer readings: Captain Alatriste by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

In this series, the protagonist features in adventures that showcase his cqpitan activities and personality. Luckily for readers, Perez-Reverte is a talented enough author that his storytelling proficiency and handling of language makes artruo for most of this.

Feb 28, Algernon rated it it was amazing Shelves: At pages, this is a very accessable novel for non native speakers of Spanish. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

This novel is told in first person from the perspective of an old man recalling the story as it happened in his youth. His friend offers him lucrative and more permanent employment of his sword and services but is vague about what that employment it.

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They are hired by cloaked characters, as mysterious as they are dangerous. What Golden Age, eh? Crouching by a bush with the rain lashing down at my back, artuto great British summer holiday had me caught on the horns of a dilemma. English Choose a language for shopping. I thoroughly recommend this book to lovers of Historical Fiction and shall certainly be reading the rest of the series over the months to come.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. I presume her uncle is a historical character also, but I’m unable to confirm that. The problem this time was too much history and exposition and too little actual plot.

But it was certainly entertaining. As one might surmise from the fact that my last post to Goodreads commemorating my finishing volume 1 of a massive literary novel after about 2 yearsI have found popular fiction a refreshing change of capifan. Also The author made an odd choice and chose to write the book in the first person as a story told by Inigo, The captain’s 13 yrs old squire. Since the narrator is Alatriste’s own man, I expected to know a bit more about the man than I have learned thus far.

I recommend this book to anyone that likes reading action packed adventures and appreciate historical novels. Courageous on the bloody battlefield, In days of peace, still more honor you acquire.

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You will love getting to know Alatriste, and you will love the book. I’m sure the translation is just as good but there are nuances in the Spanish language that make this book even more enjoyable to read. It is an engaging yarn in and off itself.


Como ya dije, es una historia breve. The narrator in the story is recounting tales from his youth – so it’s a little like listening to my grandmother ramble o I am a big fan of Arturo Perez-Reverte, but this book was a little bit of a disappoint me for me. I wish the author had included a note commenting on which of the characters are historical personages. I could tell you the whole “story” in about four sentences. Details from body lice to excrement in the streets are quite jarring to a 21st Century reader.

Jan 15, Evan rated it liked it. And after all, there is far more money to be made in five volumes than just one! Don’t have a Kindle? The mechanics of killing, and being killed, with a sword are presumably accurate, but I’d just as soon not have to read about it.

I would be receptive to reading more books in this series. But unfortunately the resemblance ends here. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

The problem is, once you’ve read the likes of Captain Blood other adventure tales pale in comparison.