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Captain Alatriste

The Adventures of Captain Alatriste

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Captain Alatriste: The Adventures of Captain Alatriste by Arturo Perez-Reverte
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Perez-Reverte wrote the Captain Alatriste series as a homage to the adventure books that had been his own initiation into the world of reading as a boy - books such as Dumas's The Three Musketeers. Captain Alatriste is a swordsman for hire in Spain in the 1620s - a time when Court intrigue was high and the decadent young king had dragged the country into a series of disastrous wars. As a hired 'blade', Alatriste becomes involved in many political plots and must live by his wits. He comes face to face with hired assassins, court players, political moles, smugglers, pirates and of course, the infamous Spanish Inquisition...All the stories are told by Inigo Balboa, Alatriste's young page. The cast of characters also includes Quevedo, an irrepressible subversive poet who likes to start fights in the local tavern, the kind-hearted innkeeper and ex-prostitute who shares Alatriste's bed, the elegant Count of Guadalmedina, and a whole host of underworld figures.

Author Biography

Arturo Perez-Reverte lives near Madrid. Originally a war correspondent, he now writes full-time. His novels include The Flanders Panel, The Club Dumas, The Fencing Master, and The Queen of the South.
Release date NZ
July 14th, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Export / Airport / Ireland ed
Illustrations
25 Line Drawing(s)
Imprint
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pages
320
Dimensions
137x215x22
ISBN-13
9780297848585
Product ID
1665048

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