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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Showing of reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Perez-Reverte is the master of the historic novel, a genre that demonstrates his detailed knowledge of historical periods.
The two novels I have read by him so far allude to, or use as the setting, late 17th-early 18th century Europe.
The central location is Madrid, but the spokes extend to all the regions in Europe that had a relationship with Spain at that time. In this series, the protagonist features in adventures that showcase his swashbuckling activities and personality. 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.
Very entertaining as well, and, thankfully beautifully written.
A pleasure to read. One person found this helpful. I love it so much not just because it is a masterfully written thriller, but also because it is a book of a writer who loves and appreciates books, and especial the Novel “the three Musketeers” by Dumas.
That book sings the praises of the 3 musketeers with the love and admiration I always felt towards it, that I almost felt like Perez riverte and I are kindred spirits. Perez Riverte set out to create a his own Three Musketeer, and revive a forgotten and somewhat looked down at genre – The swashbuckler romance.
I admit – I had high expectations from this book, and hoped to find it as captivating and exiting as Club Dumas. Iike Alexander Dumas, Perez Riverte spins an adventure story set in real historic Background, around real events and with real historic figures. As a tribute and Homage to “The three musketeers” there is even a Milady here – a beautiful and deadly blond woman who seems to have a hand at every misfortune the hero Captain Alatriste and his young squire will encounter.
But unfortunately the resemblance ends here. Most disappointingly – the adventure part of the book is very small: I love historic novels and usually having a solid view of the historical and political circumstances of the plot and characters would be a huge plus for me, but having 70 percent of the book lecturing me on and on on the greatness of Spain is overbearing and tedious.
With so much atmosphere and not enough actual plot I found this book to be mostly dull. It seems that the author forgot that even in books sometimes action speak louder than words, and he should acquaint us to his characters not by telling us over and over how brave and noble they are, but by letting us judge for ourselves from their deeds. 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.
I say odd because the are so many description of the captain’s inner thoughts, his memories from people and places that Inigo Had no way of knowing and telling about in such detail. How can another person tell exactly what popped into an other’s man head?
How ca;itan he felt, and exactly how his bright grey eyes reflected the flickering candle light if he wasn’t even in the room at the same time? Even though I didn’t enjoy this book I didn’t give up and continued to read it’s sequel “Purity of blood” which is more quick pacing and enjoyable.
However – the third installment in the series “Sun over Breda” proved to be one of the most boring book I have ever encountered, and I dropped it before reaching to the middle. This strikes me as a good tale, in fact I only came to this book because I’d heard a favorite actor of mine, played the titular character in a Spanish epic film that I still have yet to see. I figured rightly so as it turns out this might be worth reading.
Let me preface this review by saying that in general, I am fan of most works cwpitan fiction, especially of the Dark, Middle, High Middle and Renaissance ages- before the advent of gunpowder weapons if you will.
As a youngster, I was more inclined to read works of fiction that dealt primarily with swashbuckler style characters and fast and furious sword action. This novel serves that up, along with the intrigues of the time, in spades- but not of the Errol Flynn variety; no, the exchanges in this novel are much more abrupt, visceral and deadly. I think I would have enjoyed this novel more if I did not have any pre-established notions of what it should be about- the prose is very straight forward with no embellishment.
Some people enjoy this sort of writing, but I don’t necessarily. This is a trilogy set so one should capitaj read all three books but at the end of the first one, I found I knew as little about Captain Alatriste then as I did when I first began.
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’m still not sure that I’ll read the rest since I didn’t fall in love to begin with. In short, I’ve read better books, but I’ve also read worse- in the end, you’ll need to decide revertf category this alztriste fits for you.
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