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The arrival of a new Alatriste book is always a joy... it's one to be devoured with passion... Highly recommended. (HAM & HIGH (30/6/06))
The cult of the renegade swordsman seems poised to increase... Ought to tickle the fancy of anyone who enjoys having their swashes buckled. (GUARDIAN (8/7/06))
A swashbuckling new adventure series starring the Spanish D'Artagnan - from international bestseller Arturo Perez-ReverteSee all Product Description
Set in the Madrid of 1623, this first part of the Alatriste series kicks off with a dark conspiracy centered around the 'Spanish Match', the failed attempt by the later Charles I... Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. Baerends
I've generally really enjoyed most of Perez-Reverte's novels over the years, but hadn't gotten around to this historic swashbuckling series. Read morePublished 12 months ago by A. Ross
This is the first episode in the series of Captain Alatriste's adventures which take place during the first half of the Seventeenth century, as the Spanish Superpower is on the... Read morePublished on 7 Sept. 2013 by JPS
the book is brilliant, the condition of this second hand one was great, just as advertised and the delivery was quick and efficient. no complaintsPublished on 14 Jun. 2013 by rick
I very much loved this book. It's quite different from most of the historical fiction around. The pace isn't fast, but the detail is terrific, and in some ways I'm reminded of the... Read morePublished on 20 May 2012 by Allan Davy
Having watched the film with Viggo Mortensen I was inspired to read the book. I would say that Alatriste is perhaps less pacy than the likes of some other historical adventure... Read morePublished on 8 July 2011 by D. Hogan