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The Sun Over Breda

by Arturo Perez-Reverte

The Sun Over Breda by Arturo Perez-Reverte
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2007
    288 pages
    Genre: Historical Fiction

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In The Sun over Breda, Pérez-Reverte continues his thrilling chronicle of the swordsman-for-hire, as Captain Alatriste takes up his blade and rejoins his elite Cartagena regiment as they take part in the battles and siege of Breda. Fifteen-year-old Íñigo Balboa enlists to serve as his master's aide, and narrates their further adventures of swordplay and skirmishes, of mutiny and wartime honor. And, back in Spain, Alatriste's nemesis Luis de Alquézar grows more powerful, as Íñigo's mysterious friend Angélica hints at some plans upon his return

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"Factually sound and vividly imagined, this latest incarnation of Captain Alatriste will cheer old fans and win new ones. " - PW.

"Not all readers will find it as engaging as the first two books in the series, though it's intriguing to see this battle from the Spanish perspective, and Porez-Reverte is faultless in his portrayal of war as hell." - Library Journal.

"A tale of violent action and courage under fire engaging enough to have flowed from the pen of another Dumas." - Kirkus.

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Arturo Perez-Reverte Author Biography

Arturo Pérez-Reverte lives near Madrid. Originally a war journalist, he now writes fiction full-time. He is the author of The Flanders Panel, The Club Dumas, The Seville Communion, The Queen of the South, Captain Alatriste and other novels. His works have been translated into more 40 languages and published in fifty countries. In 2002, he was elected to the Spanish Royal Academy.

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