The King's Gold: A Novel

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Penguin, Aug 14, 2008 - Fiction - 304 pages
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From international bestselling author Arturo Pérez-Reverte comes the fourth adventure of Captain Alatriste in the “series [that] recalls the great adventure novels of Dumas and Scott”(The New York Times).

Seville, 1626. After serving with honor at the bloody siege of Breda, Captain 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.
 

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User Review  - ValerieAndBooks - LibraryThing

"The Creation of Eve", by Lynn Cullen, is a historical fiction novel that is based on the life of female Italian Renaissance artist Sofonisba Anguissola. She was one of the artists we studied in a ... Read full review

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User Review  - ChrisConway - LibraryThing

The fourth Captain Alatriste adventure, which is essentially a pirate swashbuckler. I get the feeling Pérez Reverte is not trying so hard, he just banks on our considerable love of Iñigo and Alatriste. Read full review

Contents

THE HANGED MEN OF CÁDIZ
CONSTABLES AND CATCHPOLES
THE QUEENS MAID OF HONOR
THE ROYAL PRISON
ALLS FISH THAT COMES TO THE
EPILOGUE
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Arturo Pérez-Reverte’s novels have captivated readers around the world and earned him a reputation as “the master of the intellectual thriller” (Chicago Tribune). Originally a war correspondent, he now writes fiction full-time. His novels include the Captain Alatriste series, The Flanders Panel, The Club Dumas, The Fencing Master, The Seville Communion, The Nautical Chart, The Queen of the South, and What We Become. His books have been published in fifty countries.He is a member of the Spanish Royal Academy. He lives near Madrid, Spain.

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