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Captain Alatriste

by Arturo Perez-Reverte

Captain Alatriste
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    May 2005, 272 pages
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    Dec 2005, 304 pages

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Splendidly paced and filled with a breathtaking but not overwhelming sense of history. Historical Fiction

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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