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El Oro Del Rey [Paperback]

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In this fourth installment of the adventures of Captain Alatriste, Prez-Reverte's most popular hero returns from Flanders and undertakes a dangerous mission in Seville, the most fascinating 17th Century city. He is instructed to recruit a motley group of brave swordsmen for a risky job involving the contraband gold that the Spanish galleons bring from the Indies. Description in Spanish: Sevilla, 1626. A su regreso de Flandes, donde han participado en el asedio y rendicin de Breda, el capitn Alatriste y el joven mochilero igo Balboa reciben el encargo de reclutar a un pintoresco grupo de bravos y espadachines para una peligrosa misin, relacionada con el contrabando del oro que los galeones espaoles traen de las Indias. Los bajos fondos de la turbulenta cuidad andaluza, el corral de los Naranjos, la crcel real, las tabernas de Triana, los arenales del Guadalquivir, son los escenarios de esta nueva aventura, donde los protagonistas reencontrarn traiciones, lances y estocadas, en compaa de viejos amigos y de viejos enemigos.



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Pages   292
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Weight:   0.32 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2005
Publisher   Punto de Lectura
ISBN  8466310606  
ISBN13  9788466310604  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Arturo Perez-Reverte is the author of many critically acclaimed novels, including The Club Dumas, The Flanders Panel, and the Captain Alatriste series. A retired war journalist, he lives in Madrid and is a member of the Royal Spanish Academy."

Arturo Perez-Reverte currently resides in Cartagena. Arturo Perez-Reverte was born in 1951.

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magnifico, bueno para chicos jovenes y no tan jovenes  Jul 10, 2008
Leer al Capitán Alatriste en todas sus aventuras es volver a ser adolescente con un intelecto de universitario. Esta serie, nos recuerda a Alejandro Dumas, el ídolo de Reverte. En El Oro del Rey, cada página tiene una aventura y una nota histórica de la tierra madre que no fue nuestra tierra ni nuestra madre y que se llevó todas las riquezas del nuevo continente para financiar la guerra contra los moros.
Lo recomiendo igual que todos los otros seis o siete de esta serie. Advertencia: Si no tiene tiempo para dedicársele enteramente a este libro, no lo abra porque lo va a atrapar y al final, usted quedará diciendo, ¿cuándo leo el próximo libro?
 
Another Rip Roaring Adventure  May 14, 2008
The saga of Captain Alatriste continues, as told by his young ward, Inigo Balboa. Inigo is growing up now and taking a more active role in the adventures. And Alatriste is growing more weary, a man of immeasurable courage, but with no illusions. In this adventure, Alatriste has returned from the war in Flanders only to receive a new and equally dangerous assignment in beautiful Seville.

As in the other books, Alatriste hangs out with the lights of Spanish society and with some of the dregs, moves easily in dangerous circles, takes on his new assignment with his usual few words and cold eyes. This time the adventure has to do with the king's gold, on its way from the Americas, much of it disappearing into unauthorized pockets. It's a truly deadly enterprise, but as usual--well, no, you'll just have to read it for yourself.

As always author Perez-Reverte writes brilliantly, with just the right mixture of sword-swinging action and cynical introspection about the sorry state of Spain in the Golden Age. He's a former war correspondent, so the writing is real and personal. As always I found many words not in my Spanish dictionaries, but I was usually able to figure out what was happening. Oh yes, Alatriste gets to meet the king, however briefly, and Inigo has another fateful encounter with his love interest, Angelica. Another great episode. What will I ever do when they're all finished? I recommend it highly. Reviewed by Louis N. Gruber.
 
More, more, more...  Aug 14, 2001
Just finished the fourth of this magical saga of adventures and I cannot wait to purchase the next couple of tomes! Once again suspense crawls with a slow and patient pace, characters are resuscitated from Velázquez's canvases, the narrative borrows conspicuously Cervantine sketches, and the action episodes sprawl spontaneously with diminutely described fencing and brawling scenes. Do Pérez-Reverte's books get published in English? Such Spielbergesque epic is worth its circulation in one too many a tongue.
 
A Riveting Perez-Reverte Piece  Jun 30, 2001
In "El Oro del Rey" Perez-Reverte continues the story of Iñigo Balboa and his teacher/mentor/protector Capitan Alatriste. The story has elements of suspense, danger, love, betryal, loyalty, friendship and courage, and keeps the reader so captivated that I had a hard putting down the book and wished the story would never end. In this story Iñigio is betrayed by the women he has fallen dangerosuly in love the beautiful Angelica de Alquezar and is almost killed by the infamous italian hired killer Gualterio Malatesta, only to be saved at the lsat minute by Captain Alatriste and his friends. The story continues on as Captain Alatriste puts into motion the plan to rescue the King's gold with the help of a motley group of hired men that come from the underbelly of 17th century Seville society. It is in this part of the book that Pereze-Reverte shines in his ability to not only spin a good yarn, but to use the various characters, plot, narrative and historical context to make social commentary on Spain's polticial and social development. I highly recommend this book.
 
Protector del Oro del Rey  Mar 3, 2001
Una flota proveniente de Indias está por llegar a puerto, trayendo un valioso cargamento de productos americanos y, lo más interesante, toneladas de oro. No sólo la amenazan los peligros del mar y los piratas, sino también los funcionarios corruptos de un imperio en decadencia, que quieren sacar una buena tajada. El Capitán Alatriste tiene la misión de evitar que manos ajenas a las del rey obtengan ese oro; en esta aventura estará rodeado de gente que no tiembla al empuñar la espada, como Íñigo y Quevedo. Le acompañan Sebastián Copons, un viejo soldado y compañero de fatigas en Flandes; Saramago el portugués, un hombre de leyes y letras amén de espada, que despacha almas por encargo y por necesidad; y Juan Eslava, un jienense rubicundo, bardudo y sonriente, apodado El Galán de la Alameda. Esta novela, fabulosa y embaucadora de principio a fin, llena de hondura y de realismo, es un retablo social, una crónica cultural y un personaje cuya grandeza crece al ritmo de sus hazañas.Alatriste vuelve de la ciudad de Breda para continuar con sus desventuras en una ciudad española conocida por los lectores de Arturo gracias a "La piel del tambor". En Sevilla Alatriste se reencontrará con la realidad de su patria, con los peligros acechantes de sus enemigos y con su propio destino final.
 

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