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 . “Don Francisco de Quevedo me dirigió una mirada que interpreté como era debido, pues fui detrás del capitán Alatriste. Avísame. Booktopia has El Caballero del Jubon Amarillo, Las Aventuras Del Capitan Alatriste by Arturo Perez-Reverte. Buy a discounted Paperback of El Caballero del.

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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 amariloo court: He writes so comfortably, the story rolls off the page so easily and the images that appear in my mind are so vivid.

Quotes from El caballero del Other books in the series. I realized that I read out of order and skipped The King’s Gold, in which basically Perez-Reverte outlines my revelations about Alatriste’s state of mind caballrro the first ten pages. Regardless the of the plot, Perez-Reverte’s jhbon are always a joy to read. Characters lose their real image and realism goes on secon We often hear legends about Spanish love.

I devoured the previous Alatriste adventures once I picked them up, but this one I have to admit was a hard start for me. What was good was the description of 17th Century Spain.

The result is a highly entertaining swashbuckler juvon which the outer action and the inner turmoil are perfectly balanced.

Inigo our narrator is growing juhon, and his perceptions are changing, and this is the book that we see along with him that Alatriste is not in fact an infallible role model, but a man. That knowledge should take away from the suspense, but the action is so tense and so much is at stake, it makes me forget! 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.

El caballero del jubón amarillo by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

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. Previous volumes in the series suffered from a strange distancing effect, partly the result of the narrative construction the caballeeo are related in hindsight by the now elderly former apprentice of Easily the best of the ‘Captain Alatriste’ books so far 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.


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

Toegether, these men form a memorable pair. His enemies use this to implicate him in a plot to assassinate vaballero king As a war journalist he traveled to several countries, covering many conflicts. Months later I picked it back up. As the title suggests, the King plays a central role in the regicide plot.

El caballero del jubón amarillo

Oct 07, Lee rated it liked it Shelves: The plot is a delicious stew of amours and intrigues, jealousies, encounters with old enemies, tested friendships, and issues of honor.

More always seemed promised than was actually delivered. Each comprises a stand-alone story, with Balboa’s narration linking elements from earlier and, presumably, future tales.

An adversary respects you even if he stabs you in the back. I would definitely reccommend this to anyone who is looking for a modern day contemporary of Alexandre Dumas.

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. Caballego are something else entirely.

Still, this series is highly addictive for me. Not God, but his King, for whom he has bled so much, given so much of cabaklero life to.

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


It is fairly fast-paced and has all the intrigue and grit that I have come to expect, as well as the return of many of the characters from The King’s Gold and the rest of the series.

Comparable to Dumas, this man is a pure reincarnation of the brilliant French author. 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. Un puro corral de comedia.

I was left laughing along with Alatriste, feeling as though I stood beside drl on that muddy road watching the royal procession disappear into the morning fog. It was a rich, thriving, bursting-with-life scene. Perhaps an even more evil immaculate copy of Dumas’s Milady, Angelica has some intrigues up her own sleeve to play Inigo as her slave. They’re not perfect, but they’re so entertaining that I’m willing to overlook the sometimes lengthy In this fifth installment of the Captain Alatriste series, Inigo now nearly 17 and his mentor discover a plot to murder the king.

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

I don’t know how Perez-Reverte does it. Dec 23, Deo Rodriguez rated it it was amazing. What makes Alatriste the White Hat, as it were. This book is all full of it. I have two quibbles though, one is so spoiler-ridden that I hesitate to describe it in any way other than what felt like a failure of commitment by Perez-Reverte, and the other is Joseph Conrad’s The Duel, which dealt with a similar subject matter of honor codes in a much more powerful and eloquent way.