El caballero del jubón amarillo
, 2003 - Fiction
- 348 pages
Discover the new adventures of Diego Alatriste and his young partner, Íñigo Balboa, in the long-awaited fifth installment of the famous adventures of Capitán Alatriste. Madrid, 1626, this new story is set in the middle of an aristocratic love affair between Alatriste and María de Castro, the most beautiful and famous actress of the Golden Era; a woman who is also being courted by Felipe IV. Action, history and adventure come together like a whirlpool in these unforgettable pages of dangerous and exciting adventures. This story takes us to the Madrid of Lope de Vega, of Calderón de la Barca and of Tirso de Molina, to the filthy alleys, royal conspiracies, and all the intrigues that brew in the theaters of the XVII century. Between Madrid and El Escorial we witness these new adventures, full of passion, vengeance and dangers, all through the eyes and narration of the always-faithful Íñigo Balboa. Arturo Pérez-Reverte (Cartagena, Spain, 1951) is considered the most read author of Spain, whose 2,000,000 copies sold place him as one of the best and most read international novelists. He is now exclusively writing literature, after living 21 years (1973-1994) as reporter for press, radio and television, covering informatively the international conflicts for that period. Since 1991 he writes an opinion page in El Semanal, a supplement of the Grupo Correo that is distributed simultaneously in 25 newspapers in Spain, and that has become one of the most read sections of the Spanish press, surpassing 4,000,000 readers. His works have been translated to 23 languages, and four of his novels have been adapted to cinema. In February 2003, he was inducted into the prestigious Real Academia Española by a majority vote.