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Limpieza de sangre Review à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read by Scott Brick The acclaimed author of Captain Al. But that is the way of life and that was but one of the first timesthat I was taught a useful lesson about how appearances trump truth and how villains hide their vices behind masks of piety honor and decencyPriests are using their position of authority to influence novices at a convent in Spain Captain Alitriste is hired by a father and his sons to rescue his daughter from a particular chaplain s heinous clutches Instead the story mutates into a mission to save Alitriste s ward from the Inuisition Although the book easily met its stride I never felt it met its potential The book was much too short for my tastes This is one of my favorite authors and he could have developed a top tale with this one Except when the problem with the nunnery is discussed at the beginning it s never spoken of again This topic was a treasure trove of ideas just waiting to happen Also there is only one sword fight of note As an outline or rough draft this was a great book I just wish Perez Reverte had done

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Limpieza de sangre Review à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Terary event without precedent Times Literary Suppleme. A well told tale of heroism and pride I like the fact that this author has found a new niche in historical fiction in Counter Reformation Spain roughly contemporary with Dumas Musketeers and I enjoy his writing style which I wasn t sure about at first but which grew on me and I have found myself exclaiming S blood in the past day or so Like Dumas he enjoys linking his fiction to real figures from history and weaving in snatches of poetry and references to various artists poets and playwrights of the day so it s a good way in for people who find history can be a rather dry subjectI must confess to a certain ambivalence about the fact that the chief villains of the piece are Dominican friars and the Spanish Inuisition Despite the popular mythology that such people revelled in torturing lies out of people the historical evidence of this period suggests that it was a far complex picture and that it was often the Church that sought to curb the excesses of the state and the mob More than once churches are referred to in this book as places of sanctuary and that was chiefly to give everyone the chance to cool off and consider what they intended to do But we are living in a time where the idea of religious fanaticism is regarded with particular suspicion and so it is natural that these provide the foil for the heroes we are presently creating Captain Alatriste I m not entirely sure in what order these books are meant to be read or were written I had thought this was the third but it referes to The Sun over Breda in the future tense In fact it hasn t mattered greatly

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Limpieza de sangre Review à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Atriste continues the series that has been called a li. I have been a long time fan of Arturo Perez Reverte for a variety of reasons I will get to in a moment But before I begin my gushing I would like to note my minimal disappointment in him for the Captain Alatriste series I find series like television series significantly difficult to write correctly It ends up leading toward uantity over uality the adage less is coming in handy uite freuently As opposed to short stories or short films to follow the analogy where condensing is the art Or Perez Reverte s forte the novel where it feels like each word is necessary each scene considered each chapter necessary This series was far too long I am confident in this assessment as I already feel this way two of of seven books in I found it validating that the 2006 film Alatriste starting Viggo Mortenson from The Road need be less than three hours This is no Game of Thrones one series season a book What we get here is the ebb and flow of a good story lengthened at unecessary points making other details seem rushed other necessary narrative structure aspects seem disproportionately lengthy Worst of all the abrupt ending to Captain Alatriste makes it blatantly that there will be a seuel And not because it is a cliff hanger Captain Alatriste actually ties necessary loose ends in that it could stand alone as a novel Except for the pacing and anticlimactic conclusion which goes a little something like this referencing The Hero s Journey ordinary would call to adventure refusal barely any meeting the mentor or crossing the threshold tests ordeal extremely short the reward the road back And then the ending trails off after that No resurrection or return of the elixir the necessary stages eleven and twelve Purity of Blood is significantly better in pacing with illustration of most of the stages It still was left open ended for the series continuance though In conclusion I would have respected the novels far had they not been forced into a series But they were and I rated accordingly Luckily for readers Perez Reverte is a talented enough author that his storytelling proficiency and handling of language makes up for most of this Prince Alatriste A character that I greatly admire written well and importantly consistent The facts Captain Diego Alatriste y Tenorio 1582 1643 Leonese soldier since he was 13 Never an official captain he earned the nickname when he had to briefly take command of his unit after their real captain was killed He survives in peacetime as a sword for hire in Madrid The important facts can best be described by a sonnet written by his friend poet Don Francisco de uevedo You Diego whose sword so nobly defendsThe name and honor of your family As long as you are blessed with life to live You will battle every enemyYou wear the tunic of an old brigade And with God s help you wear it without stainYour scruples are so uncompromising That you will never let it be profanedCourageous on the bloody battlefield In days of peace still honor you acuire And in your heart and mind there breathes such fire That to empty boasting you will never yield No words from me needed Speaking of the poems they were a pleasure to read Not being a reader of poetry I had a hard time understanding several of them but there were many others scattered throughout the text and then at the end of the story describing characters mocking situations describing the culture emphasizing pride for Spain even in a poet off responding to another poet s less then flattering poetry Next on the list of things I loved in the first two books is Perez s already established impressive expertise on the fascinating history of fencing Mind you the real study of ancient fencing not today s changed sport with all its safety precautions In Captain Alatriste s universe fencing was not a sport Or a sport It was a necessary way of life Survival One misstep could eual a bloody death I actually liked the author s The Fencing Master where he goes into far greater detail with the art But you will have to read my review for that one to learn The settings of his stories are always intriguing His descriptions make them even magnificent Thrilling Unbelievable Fascinating Even better yet then to find out that these are real places in works history The Captain Alatriste series takes place in the 1620s 1623 1626 to be exact so far A time with balls and courtesans kinds and ueens gold and silver And swordsmanship There are seven novels written in the series as of 2011 with two in the worksThe series is narrated by igo Balboa y Aguirre the young Basue suire of Alatriste He is the son of Lope Balboa who was an old friend and comrade of Alatriste Alatriste s pledge to the dying Lope is to take care of his son Young I igo follows Alatriste like a shadow idolizing him although he rarely expresses any live affection or even vocal appreciation when I igo saves his life Alatriste tries to steer him away from his dangerous lifestyle but I igo s tenacity eventually wins Once this is understood Alatriste shows him a thing or two Alongside all this historic Spanish events are mentioned cultural information is given A short guide to ancient Spain As far as I can tell Perez Reverte includes these with accuracy As illustrated by his previous novel The Dumas Club Perez Reverte has a great appreciation for Spanish literature Cervantes references are also freuent which I fully admired In the first novel it is 1623 Diego Alatriste and Italian sword for hire Gualterio Malatesta are paid by two mysterious masked characters to kill a pair of unknown English visitors in Madrid They are hired by cloaked characters as mysterious as they are dangerous To be exact after they are given their directions to merely rob the travelers with no blood by a man who leaves the room a hidden character reveals himself from behind a wall This man offers than double for them to kill the travelers Alatriste and Malatesta accept It is uickly discovered that the motivation behind this is religious In Purity of Blood it is still 1623 Madrid The author focuses even on religious aspects the title referring to Portuguese Jewish blood being unpure grounds for immediate death by most the Royal Court included The novel opens with the murder of a woman left in front of the church uevedo seeks help from Alatriste to rescue a girl forced to enter a convent meanwhile Alatriste s young suire igo Balboa deepens his infatuation with the adolescent maidservant of the ueen Ang lica de Alu zar The Italian Malatesta returns continuing the rivalry Spoilers Captain AlatristeOn the night of their deed The Italian who is discernable by his ti ri tu ta ta incantation something that gives him away in future duels and Alatriste are about to finish the men when Alatriste had a change of heart and spares the men forcing Malatesta as well This despite the Italian s dishonorable vindictively cunning tricks such as miming a surrender Malatesta leaves the scene with the promise of revenge Alas the intended victims turn out to be the Duke of Buckingham and the Prince of Wales on a mission to seduce the Infanta A high profile high danger high complexity assignment Everything he tries hard to avoid Unfortunately having been deceived Alatriste little choice in the matter now The Prince for his part is most grateful and swears to be in Alatriste s debt The second villain here turns out to be the hidden man in that room long ago A Dominican friar named Bocanegra an official of the Inuisition Cloaked by his followers in the church as well as lies bureaucracy politics and red tape he is almost untouchable His known but unseen presence seems to envoke a feeling of doom throughout Purity of Blood During their rescue of the girl young I igo is captured by the Inuisition It is found out by Alatriste and uevedo that they were set up by the rival from Book One Malatrsta I igo is tortured but no matter how intolerable it becomes he refuses to mention any names Calling on favors from those whom are indebted to him unsurprisingly there are many Captain Alatriste achieves the impossible He finds information that prevents I igo s death by gauntlet a public spectacle The information That the King s favorite with the power to grant clemency and to pardon is of unpure blood as well


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  1. says: Arturo Pérez-Reverte Á 0 Download Download Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Arturo Pérez-Reverte Read Limpieza de sangre – EBOOK

    Read Limpieza de sangre – EBOOK 35 starsI have to admit to having been disappointed by the eponymous first book in Arturo Pérez Reverte’s ‘Captain Alatriste’ series of swashbuckling romances It may have been due to unfair or incorrect expectations but I remember being fairly nonplussed by my reaction I love me a good swashbuckler but despite this fact I have to admit that I find myself disappointed often than not in the ones I pick up

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    Read Limpieza de sangre Read Limpieza de sangre – EBOOK But that is the way of life and that was but one of the first timesthat I was taught a useful lesson about how appearances trump truth and how villains hide their vices behind masks of piety honor and decencyPriests are using their position of authority to influence novices at a convent in Spain Captain Alitriste is hired by a father and his sons to rescue his daughter from a particular chaplain's heinous clu

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    Read Limpieza de sangre Read Limpieza de sangre – EBOOK Download Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Arturo Pérez-Reverte Good story Will the young Inigo Balboa escape the clutches of the Inuisition? You'll just have to read it and find out Interesting and informative from a historical perspective Among other things it prompted me to research

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    Read Limpieza de sangre Read Limpieza de sangre – EBOOK Download Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Arturo Pérez-Reverte well I couldn't resist myself and read the second book in Captain Alatriste's series the very next week it was published and I liked it

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    Arturo Pérez-Reverte Á 0 Download Download Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Arturo Pérez-Reverte Read Limpieza de sangre – EBOOK I have been a long time fan of Arturo Perez Reverte for a variety of reasons I will get to in a moment But before I begin my gushing I would like to note my minimal disappointment in him for the Captain Alatriste series I find series like television series significantly difficult to write correctly It ends up leading towar

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    Arturo Pérez-Reverte Á 0 Download Download Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Arturo Pérez-Reverte Read Limpieza de sangre – EBOOK Perez Reverte wrote many of the Captain Alatriste novels before he became widely read in English His other books The ueen of the South in particular are to my mind much better written The Alatriste series of books are just now being translated I suspect because of the success of his other effortsThis volume recr

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    Download Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Arturo Pérez-Reverte Arturo Pérez-Reverte Á 0 Download Read Limpieza de sangre – EBOOK A well told tale of heroism and pride I like the fact that this author has found a new niche in historical fiction in Counter Reformation Spain roughly contemporary with Dumas' Musketeers and I enjoy his writing style which I wasn't sure about at first but which grew on me and I have found myself exclaiming S'blood in the past day or so Like Dumas he enjoys linking his fiction to real figures from history and weaving in snatches of poetry

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    Read Limpieza de sangre – EBOOK Download Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Arturo Pérez-Reverte Arturo Pérez-Reverte Á 0 Download Solid prose with just the right amount of swagger and poetry a bit thin on the plot but with enough swirling capes and flashing daggers plus a riveting account of an Inuisition auto da fe from the victim’s pov to provide the reuisite chills and thrills ala Dumas pere The swashbuckling adventure is set in Perez Reverte’s version of Spain’s 17th century golden age when it had “Europe and the world by their tender testicles

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    Download Ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á Arturo Pérez-Reverte Arturo Pérez-Reverte Á 0 Download Read Limpieza de sangre I enjoyed the first book in this series Captain Alatriste which was only the prologue for this series Here in Purity of Blood we are introduced to a few characters and we have a rip roaring will the boy be saved plot line while a number of revenge issuesexplanations are on their way I'd say this is Monte Cristo Lite I already have the third in this series here at home on my to read shelf

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    Read Limpieza de sangre – EBOOK I found this a disappointing swashbuckling adventure The book is written in the first person with the narrator narrating in detail the movements of his potential rescuer The problem with this is that the voice traps the story either in descriptive tell mode or when showing it has major credibility problems Harmless fun though

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