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Captain Alatriste

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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. Translated from the original Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden

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Author(s):
Perez-Reverte, Arturo
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0297848585
ISBN-13:
9780297848585
Number of pages:
248
Publisher:
Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2005

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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. Translated from the original Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden

Author(s):
Perez-Reverte, Arturo
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0297848585
ISBN-13:
9780297848585
Number of pages:
248
Publisher:
Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2005

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