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Limpieza de sangre (Aventuras del Capitan Alatriste) [Paperback]

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A woman has been found strangled in front of a local church. On her lap, a bag full of coins and note For masses for her soul. In a nearby convent for young society ladies, the chaplain is having unconventional encounters with his novices. Capitan Alatriste will soon discover how these two facts are connected by an entangled net of power, faith, and death.

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Pages   251
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 1998
Publisher   Santillana USA Publishing Company
ISBN  8420483591  
ISBN13  9788420483597  

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More About Arturo Perez-Reverte

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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Tyrannotheocracy And A Brave Young Boy  Apr 20, 2008
"Captain" Diego Alatriste is a sword-for-hire in seventeenth century Spain--a difficult occupation in a difficult time, a time of outward glory and inward corruption in a country dominated by an out-of-control theocratic machine--The Inquisition. Sure enough the old soldier Alatriste is soon involved in another dangerous adventure, but this one ends in disaster. His young ward, Inigo Balboa, thirteen years old, falls into the hands of the Inquisition, and finds himself interrogated, week after week, in a secret prison, somewhere in Toledo.

Of course, there's much more to the story. A murder mystery. Historical figures from the arts and literature of the time. Alatriste's friends and deadly enemies. A horrifying auto de fe. And the haunting theme of the title--purity of bloodlines, meaning freedom from any taint of the hated (even though converted) Jews.

So, what do you suppose will happen? Will Inigo be burned at the stake? Will Alatriste find any way to save him? Will the murder mystery ever be solved? You'll just have to read the book to find out. Let me just say that Inigo, who is also the narrator, is a remarkable lad indeed.

Author Perez-Reverte writes with profound depth and wisdom, giving his characters depth and complexity, and the action moves along, dragging the reader with it. Yes, the vocabulary is somewhat intimidating, with a number of archaic words I couldn't find in my Spanish dictionary, but usually I could figure out what was going on from the context. This is the second book in the Alatriste series and a fitting sequel to the previous title. I recommend this book highly. Reviewed by Louis N. Gruber.
Spain in its Golden Decadence  Mar 20, 2008
This book is riveting! It depicts XVII Century Spain with so much detail and imagination. Capitan Alatriste, an anti-hero sword-for-hire with a code of Honor so true of the Spaniards, is spectacular. And his friend, the Legendary Don Francisco Quevedo, one of Spain's greatest writers, collaborates with him through the story. The book is sprinkled with Quevedo's verses as well as those of Don Luis De Gongora. Inigo, the Captain's 13 year old protegee, relates the story, a la "Lazarillo de Tormes." Simply delicious!
Into the Heart of More Adventure!  May 14, 2001
Each book builds more suspense than the previous one read. "Limpieza de sangre" depicts milestone features about life in Spain in the first quarter of the 17th century. Without digressing too much into the social and political quagmires affecting the court of Phillip IV and his infamous, yet resourceful, prime minister Conde Duque de Olivares, Mr. Perez-Reverte's pen takes us to another nail-biting plot involving the Spanish Inquisition. His narrative is once again meticulously labored and his characters are produced quite graphically. His sense of detail is both powerful and realistic.
Mas Aventura e intrigas por Arturo  Feb 14, 2001
A punto de incorporarse a su antiguo tercio en Flandes, Diego Alatriste se ve envuelto por mediación de su amigo don Franscisco de Quevedo en otra peligrosa aventura. Una mujer ha aparecido estrangulada en una silla de manos frente a la iglesia de San Ginés, con una bolsa de dinero y una nota manuscrita: Para misas por su alma.
Sentirse espadachín  Jul 24, 2000
Cuando termié de leer esta libro descubrí que era el segundo de una serie. Sin perder tiempo busqué el primero (Las aventuras del Capitán Alatriste) y me lo devoré en cuestión de horas. Si bien es cierto que se puede leer sin haber leído el primero, es mucho más sabroso leerlo con la información entregada en la primera parte. Iñigo Balboa,un jovencito que llegará a ser escudero de Alatriste, será quien nos narre lo que pasa: con su óptica de niño que se hace hombre, de cómplice de un extraordinario soldado que no tiene pares con la espada, pero que por honor desafía a un hombre de poder, a inquisidores. Iñigo se verá en un fuerte aprieto del cual sólo Alatriste es capaz de salvarlo.

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