Captain Alatriste: A swashbuckling tale of action and adventure

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Orion, Nov 16, 2017 - Fiction - 272 pages

A thrilling,swashbuckling adventure series starring the Spanish D'Artagnan

Captain Alatriste is a swordsman for hire in Spain at a timewhen Court intrigue is high and the decadent young king has dragged the countryinto a series of disastrous wars. As a hired blade, Alatriste becomes involvedin many political plots and must live by his wits. He comes face to face withhired assassins, court players, political moles, smugglers, pirates and ofcourse, the infamous Spanish Inquisition...
ntroducing Iñigo Balboa, Alatriste's young page; Quevedo, asubversive poet who likes to start fights in the local tavern, the elegantCount of Guadalmedina, and the beautiful but deadly Angelica de Alquezar,CAPTAIN ALATRISTE is a thrilling tale of adventure and intrigue that will appealto anyone who enjoyed The Three Musketeers.

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User Review  - JackMassa - LibraryThing

Enjoyable if rather slow and melancholy historical adventure. Set in Madrid in the 1600s, with Spain still ruler of a world Empire and still in the grip of the Inquisition, but decadent and slowly ... Read full review

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User Review  - msaucier818 - LibraryThing

I have to say that I was very disappointed in this book. I had read the Flanders Pane by Perez-Reverte and thought I had found a new favorite author. This book s was a big let down from my first ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

Arturo Perez Reverte lives near Madrid. Originally a war correspondent, he now writes fiction full time. His novels include THE FLANDERS PANEL, THE CLUB DUMAS, THE FENCING MASTER, THE SEVILLE COMMUNION, THE NAUTICAL CHART, THE QUEEN OF THE SOUTH and the bestselling CAPTAIN ALATRISTE series. In 2003 he was elected to the Spanish Royal Academy. His website can be visited at

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