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Captain Alatriste

by Arturo Perez-Reverte

Captain Alatriste by Arturo Perez-Reverte
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    May 2005, 272 pages
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    Dec 2005, 304 pages

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For those who are interested in such things, from piecing together a few words from the author's website in Spanish it looks to me as if the original series order is:

1. El capitán Alatriste/Captain Alatriste
2. Limpieza de Sangre/The Purity of Blood (Jan 2006)
3. Patente de Corso/The Sign of The Marque*
4. El Sol de Breda/The Sun of Breda
5. El Oro del Rey/The Gold of the King*

The Purity of Blood
and The Sun of Breda are scheduled for publication in English in 2006. I have no information on when/if volumes 2 and 5 will be published.

*
These are my best guess translations from the Spanish and may not be the actual English titles as and when they're published.

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