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The Man In The Yellow Doublet: The Adventures Of Captain Alatriste (Adventures of Capt Alatriste 5) Paperback – 4 Feb 2010


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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: W&N (4 Feb. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753826933
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753826935
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 2.1 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 246,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 www.perez-reverte.com


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A tale of swashbuckling daredevilment, a good read (TELEGRAPH & ARGUS)

Perez-Reverte is a master at creating a world from the past. (SUNDAY MERCURY)

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Captain Alatriste returns in a swashbuckling tale of intrigue, romance and regicide.

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By JPS TOP 500 REVIEWER on 30 Sept. 2013
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This is the fifth instalment of the adventures of "Captain" Alatriste and his faithful Inigo Balboa in 17th century Spain and it is another swashbuckler, full of plots and duels, but also replete with descriptions of Madrid and of the Escorial at the time. As such, and for those who like this genre, you will probably like it, although perhaps not as much as some of the previous episodes. For those who do not know this series, think of the better known "Three Musqueteers" and you will have a good idea of what you are getting yourself into. Also, it is preferable to read the books in sequence, especially since each new volume does tend to refer to the previous adventures with the story being told by a now elderly Inigo (he is fifty, a ripe old age at the time!).

While I also liked this volume, I was not quite carried away with it, as I was with the previous ones. The reason is probably that the plot is a bit bland and feels somehow far-fetched, with our heroes involved in an attempt to kill Philip IV, King of Spain, no less. Mixed up with that are the complicated and dangerous love stories of both Alatriste and Inigo, love stories that can easily get each of them killed in a murderous Madrid full of enemies and where human life was rather cheap.

What I also missed a bit was a firm setting of the story in its historical context. While exciting, and while the characters of the previous volumes are still drawn just as well, including the young King himself and his favourite the Count-Duke Olivares, I could not help finding the plot rather "generic". I had the impression that, by changing names and places, you could have had the plot against the King taking place in London or Paris, for instance, rather than Madrid.

Despite this, it was a good and exciting read which, for me, was just about worth four stars.
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By Graham R. Hill VINE VOICE on 5 Mar. 2010
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I think (and I'm possibly stating the bleeding obvious here) that this book has to be reviewed in the context of the four that have gone before it and those yet to follow. On a stand alone basis the plot isn't the tightest or the character development the most significant, but seen in the broader context it's excellent. The narrative takes forward a story already underway, and encompasses actions already foreseen, as well as introducing new characters and anticipating yet more events to come crucially, in my opinion, the breach between the Captain and one of his former sponsors.

It's more than possible that those who read The Three Musketeers (Wordsworth Classics)in its original format of periodic installments thought the occasional episode in the middle not quite up to snuff. The Vicomte de Bragelonne (Oxford World's Classics) and Louise de La Valliere aren't as well known or highly regarded as the books that start and finish the series, but they are crucial to its development.

When the Alatriste series is finished this will be seen as an essential stage along the way.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Feanor on 24 July 2009
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Arturo Perez-Reverte is back with the latest of his Captain Alatriste swashbucklers to be translated into English, The Man in the Yellow Doublet. This is superb stuff, twirling moustaches, withering scorn, flashing swords, love across social classes, all set in the declining Spain of the 17th century. This is not literature of nuance, but it is exciting, punctuated by sparkling line and verse by the greats of the time: Quevedo, de Vega, Cervantes. The young narrator of the series, Iñigo Balboa, is growing up, as besotted as ever with the beautiful and treacherous Angelica de Alquezar, who has no qualms about loving him at the same time as plotting his and his foster-father Alatriste's demise. Alatriste is the lover of the famed actress Maria de Castro, but the King has his eye on her as well. When the monarch is felled during one tryst with the beauty, Alatriste is fingered as the jealous killer; it later turns out that it was actually the King's double who was murdered. Alatriste then has to investigate the conspiracy that has led him so close to the gallows, and this escapade involves swords and daggers, whispers in the night, and the deaths of old friends. The Spain of Philip IV is a cauldron of competing interests, and mercenaries like Alatriste are mere pawns in a greater game, but true to the genre, the pawns end up saving the day.
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