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Captain Alatriste by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
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Jul 11, 09

Read in May, 2009

The first of the eponymous series, inspired by Dumas' historical fiction for the masses. Perez-Reverte admirably succeeds in his goal of similarly dramatizing Spanish history to educate a modern audience. The heroes are dashing and the swashes are thoroughly buckled. All in all a vivid and frank portrait of a 17th century Spain just past its zenith but not yet embarked on its long descent.
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