From the book jacket: The first in a magnificent series of
historical novels from the author of The Club Dumas and
The Queen of the South.
Captain Alatriste is the story of a fictional seventeenth-century Spanish soldier who, after being wounded in battle during the Thirty Years' War, is forced to retire from the army. Now he lives the comparatively tame - though hardly quiet - life of a swordsman-for-hire in Madrid.
Comment: Arturo Perez-Reverte was born in Cartagena, Spain and lives near Madrid. Originally a war correspondent, he now writes full-time. His novels include The Flanders Panel, The Club Dumas, The Fencing Master, The Seville Communion, The Nautical ...
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