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El capitan Alatriste / Captain Alatriste (Series. Book 1) (Spanish Edition)
by Arturo Perez-Reverte

Published: 2010-04-30
Paperback : 248 pages
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He wasn t the most honest or pious man, but he was a brave one. And so begins the story of Captain Alatriste, a veteran soldier of the regiment of Flanders who scrapes by as a swordsman for hire in seventeenth-century Madrid. Accompanied by a cast of unforgettable characters, his many ...
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(He wasn t the most honest or pious man, but he was a brave one. And so begins the story of Captain Alatriste, a veteran soldier of the regiment of Flanders who scrapes by as a swordsman for hire in seventeenth-century Madrid. Accompanied by a cast of unforgettable characters, his many adventures pitch us headfirst into the world intrigue lived at Court in a corrupt and decadent Spain. Now a major motion picture starring Vigo Mortensen.

No era el hombre mas honesto ni el mas piadoso, pero era un hombre valiente. Con estas palabras empieza El capitan Alatriste, la historia de un soldado veterano de los tercios de Flandes que malvive como espadachin a sueldo en el Madrid del siglo XVII. Sus aventuras peligrosas y apasionantes nos sumergen sin aliento en las intrigas de la Corte de una Espana corrupta y en decadencia, las emboscadas en callejones oscuros entre el brillo de dos aceros, las tabernas donde Francisco de Quevedo compone sonetos entre pendencias y botellas de vino, o los corrales de comedias donde las representaciones de Lope de Vega terminan a cuchilladas. Todo ello de la mano de personajes entranables o fascinantes: el joven Inigo Balboa, el implacable inquisidor fray Emilio Bocanegra, el peligroso asesino Gualterio Malatesta, o el diabolico secretario del rey, Luis de Alquezar. Accion, historia y aventura se dan cita como un torbellino en estas paginas inolvidables.

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  "A nice different historical point of view"by mpaniaguatej (see profile) 09/07/10

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