The King's Gold: A Novel

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Penguin, Aug 14, 2008 - Fiction - 304 pages
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From the international bestselling author, the fourth adventure of Captain Alatriste

With The King?s Gold, 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.
 

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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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About the author (2008)

Arturo Perez-Reverte lives near Madrid. Originally a war correspondent, he now writes fiction full-time. His novels include The Flanders Panel, The Club Dumas, The Fencing Master, The Seville Communion, The Nautical Chart, and The Queen of the South. In 2002, he was elected to the Spanish Royal Academy.

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