“Don Francisco de Quevedo me dirigió una mirada que interpreté como era debido, pues fui detrás del capitán Alatriste. Avísame. Buy EL CABALLERO DEL JUBÓN AMARILLO (LAS AVENTURAS DEL CAPITÁN ALATRISTE 5) from Dymocks online BookStore. Find latest reader reviews and. 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 .

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Inigo, the young swain, is also finding himself in unlikely difficulties that he can’t seem to stay out of.

It is handy for idle warriors to pick up spending money by hiring out as assassins.

His enemies use this to implicate him in a plot to assassinate the king But Maria has her catch. And it dawned on me the pure genius of Senor Perez’s storytelling. Spanish novelist and ex-journalist. Not sure if this is common to the series, but there is also a lot about Spanish writing, poets and the theatre. The first person narrator – the young page Inigo Balboa – made me think of the Arthurian knight from Bernard Cornwell Warlord Chronicles: The Captain, of course, cannot be told what to do, and alienates friends and enemies alike by continuing to see the actress.

El caballero del jubón amarillo by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Everything is clear and close, immediate and hard. He won back my respect, and I jbuon him more than ever. 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. Open Preview See a Problem?


What makes Alatriste the White Hat, as it were. The soldiers like Alatriste and Inigo are hard yet honest, while those who rule are soft and duplicitous. 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. Action, history and adventure come caballeeo like a whirlpool in these unforgettable pages of dangerous and exciting adventures.

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

Book by book I am losing interest in the story. 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. Toegether, these men form a memorable pair. That knowledge should take away from the suspense, but the action is so tense and so much is at stake, it makes me forget!

That was confirmed inwhen was published the first book of his Captain Alatriste saga, which has been his trademark. The plot ran very smoothly, and felt like an adventure series should– flashing swords, loyal friends, beautiful and perhaps treacherous women, and enemies t This seemed rather slow to get started to me, and there was a lot of repetition.

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. 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.


And what a hero Captain Alatriste is! The novel even begins with a duel, and the villain Gualterio Malatesta seems less of a cardboard cutout, more substantial.

And yet there is one thing that still separates them. I’m curious to read one of his books in Spanish to see if any of the power and thrill is lost in translation. Enemies are something else entirely. 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

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 perspective as he narrates the story from the distance of old age.

Love hurts, the young man learns. Refresh and try again. Just a man, doing the best he can to raise this boy jjubon and maybe get a little enjoyment out of this life that usually kicks him in the balls and walks away.