The King s Gold

Author: Arturo Perez-Reverte
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440637385
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From the international bestselling author, the fourth adventure of Captain Alatriste Bestselling author Arturo Pérez-Reverte continues to enthrall readers and critics with his heroic seventeenth-century mercenary, Captain Alatriste. The fourth adventure picks up in Seville in 1626. After serving with honor at the bloody siege of Breda, Alatriste and his protégé, Iñigo Balboa, accept a risky job involving a dozen swordsmen and mercenaries at their command, a dazzling amount of contraband gold, and a heavily guarded Spanish galleon returning from the West Indies. The job offer comes from the king himself, for at stake is nothing less than the Spanish Crown, and its dominion over the wealth of the Americas. But for Alatriste, a very personal surprise awaits him on that galleon.

Purity of Blood

Author: Arturo Perez-Reverte
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780452287983
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Hired to rescue a man's daughter from a convent where a powerful corrupt priest is forcing her to be his personal concubine, Alatriste finds himself thrust into a religious and political conspiracy with ties to the highest levels of the Inquisition. Reprint.

Captain Alatriste

Author: Arturo Perez-Reverte
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101639849
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The first action-packed adventure in the internationally acclaimed Captain Alatriste series, with Arturo Pérez-Reverte’s most stunning creation to date. Captain Alatriste is a Spanish soldier who lives as a swordsman-for-hire in seventeenth-century Madrid. Needing gold to pay off his debts, Alatriste and another hired blade are paid to ambush two travelers, stage a robbery, and give the travelers a fright. “No blood,” they are told. Then a mysterious stranger enters to clarify the job: he increases the pay, and tells Alatriste that, instead, he must murder the two travelers. When the attack unfolds, Alatriste realizes that these aren’t ordinary travelers, and what happens next is only the first in a riveting series of twists and turns, with implications that will reverberate throughout the courts of Europe.

The Cavalier in the Yellow Doublet

Author: Arturo Perez-Reverte
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101140208
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The fifth novel in the adventures of Captain Alatriste, a seventeenth-century swashbuckler and "a twenty-first-century literary phenomenon." (Entertainment Weekly) In the cosmopolitan world of seventeenth-century Madrid, captain Alatriste and his protégé Íñigo are fish out of water. But the king is determined to keep Alatriste on retainer—regardless of whether his "employment" brings the captain uncomfortably close to old enemies. Alatriste begins an affair with the famous and beautiful actress, María Castro, but soon discovers that the cost of her favors may be more than he bargained for—especially when he and Íñigo become unwilling participants in a court conspiracy that could lead them both to the gallows.

The Man In The Yellow Doublet

Author: Arturo Perez-Reverte
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0297855840
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Captain Alatriste returns in a swashbuckling tale of intrigue, romance and regicide. Captain Alatriste's affair with the beautiful actress Maria de Castro is rankling not only his long-term mistress but also the King of Spain. With loyal companion Inigo distracted by the affections of Angelica, Alatriste becomes embroiled in a series of tussles outside his lover's house. Ambushed by arch-nemesis Malatesta, a skirmish ensues that leads to the death of Maria's other lover - the monarch himself. But behind this tale of sexual jealousy lurks a darker truth. As it becomes clear that both Alatriste and Inigo have been cunningly honey trapped - and that the dead man was an impostor. With a puppet king waiting dutifully in the wings, Alatriste must use all his cunning and swordsmanly guile to prevent the murder of the real king - and his implication in a crime for which he has been perfectly framed.

The Sun Over Breda

Author: Arturo Perez-Reverte
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101213779
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The third swashbuckling adventure in the internationally acclaimed Captain Alatriste series Acclaimed author Arturo Pérez-Reverte’s internationally bestselling series, the saga of the swordsman-for-hire Captain Alatriste, continues in The Sun Over Breda. Fifteen-year-old Iñigo Balboa enlists to serve as his master’s aide, and narrates their further adventures of swordplay and skirmishes, mutiny and wartime honor, as Captain Alatriste rejoins his Cartagena regiment to take part in the battles and siege of Breda. In Spain, Alatriste’s nemesis, Luis de Alquézar, grows more powerful, as Iñigo’s mysterious friend Angélica hints at some plans upon his return. Once again the exploits of the seventeenth-century mercenary will thrill and delight the legions of readers eager to cheer a hero for the ages.

Baudolino

Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547537214
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It is April 1204, and Constantinople, the splendid capital of the Byzantine Empire, is being sacked and burned by the knights of the Fourth Crusade. Amid the carnage and confusion, one Baudolino saves a historian and high court official from certain death at the hands of the crusading warriors and proceeds to tell his own fantastical story. Born a simple peasant in northern Italy, Baudolino has two major gifts-a talent for learning languages and a skill in telling lies. When still a boy he meets a foreign commander in the woods, charming him with his quick wit and lively mind. The commander-who proves to be Emperor Frederick Barbarossa-adopts Baudolino and sends him to the university in Paris, where he makes a number of fearless, adventurous friends. Spurred on by myths and their own reveries, this merry band sets out in search of Prester John, a legendary priest-king said to rule over a vast kingdom in the East-a phantasmagorical land of strange creatures with eyes on their shoulders and mouths on their stomachs, of eunuchs, unicorns, and lovely maidens. With dazzling digressions, outrageous tricks, extraordinary feeling, and vicarious reflections on our postmodern age, this is Eco the storyteller at his brilliant best.

Africanus el hijo del consul

Author: Santiago Posteguillo
Publisher: Ediciones B
ISBN: 9788498729672
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A finales del siglo III a.C., Roma estaba a punto de ser aniwuilada por los ejercitos cartagineses al mando de uno de los mejores estrategas militares de todos los tiempos: Anibal. Su alianza con Filipo V de Macedonia, que pretendia la aniquilacion de Roma como estado y el reparto del mundo conocido entre Cartago y Macedonia, constituia una fuerza imparale que prodria haber cambiado para siempre la historia de Occidente.

Pirates of the Levant

Author: Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399156649
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Taking work as a mercenary aboard a Spanish galleon, Captain Alatriste, accompanied by his faithful foster son, Íñigo, participates in a grueling battle on the high seas that brings Íñigo's readiness for independence into question. By the best-selling author of The Queen of the South.

El H sar

Author: Arturo Perez-Reverte
Publisher: Punto De Lectura
ISBN: 9788466307222
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El Hsar is my first novel. Written in 1983 between two war articles, at that time I had no intentions to dedicate myself to writing literature, and published almost by chance by a publishing company with which I never maintained a good relationship, it has taken me almost 20 years to recover the publication rights. Now this novel surfaces again, finally to my liking, with a suitable revision, corrected of errors and lightened of some unnecessary adverbs and adjectives. ?Arturo Prez-Reverte.