Una novela de Arturo Pérez-Reverte. La heroica aventura de quienes se atrevieron a cambiar el mundo con libros. "En tiempos de oscuridad siempre hubo hombres buenos que lucharon por traer las luces y el progreso. Y otros que procuraron impedirlo."
"La Odisea de la Enciclopedie"
Few authors inspire the kind of passion that Arturo Pérez-Reverte does. Reviewers, readers, and booksellers alike have embraced his fiction as the perfect blend of suspense and literary ambition. A global best seller, he is one of the most admired and widely read authors in the world. And his stunning new novel is his best yet.
"excellent story unfortunate narratio"
Lucas Corso, middle-aged, tired, and cynical, is a book detective, a mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for wealthy and unscrupulous clients. When a well-known bibliophile is found hanged, leaving behind part of the of the original manuscript of Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers, Corso is brought in to authenticate the fragment. Soon the unsuspecting Corso is drawn into a swirling plot involving devil worship, occult practices, and swashbuckling derring-do.
"Worth the Credit"
Acción, historia y aventura se dan cita como un torbellino en las inolvidables páginas de esta primera novela de la serie "Las aventuras del capitán Alatriste", que comienza cuando el valeroso protagonista acepta un peligroso encargo... "No era el hombre más honesto ni el más piadoso, pero era un hombre valiente." Con estas palabras empieza El capitán Alatriste, la historia de un soldado veterano de los tercios de Flandes que malvive como espadachín a sueldo en el Madrid del siglo XVII.
At a maritime auction in Barcelona, Merchant Marine Officer Manuel Coy sees an intense bidding war erupt over a seemingly innocuous 18th-century atlas. The auction winner is the beautiful Tanger Soto, who is obsessed with a Jesuit ship sunk by pirates in the 17th century. Joining forces, Tanger and Manuel hit the seas in search of Dei Gloria and its precious, yet unidentified, cargo. Their quest sends them not only into dangerous waters, but also into the perilous recesses of the human heart.
"The Sailor, The Siren, and the Sunken Ship"
Captain Alatriste is the story of a fictional 17th-century Spanish soldier who, after being wounded in battle during the Thirty Years' War, is forced to retire from the army. Now he lives the comparatively tame, though hardly quiet, life of a swordsman-for-hire in Madrid. Approached with an offer of work, Alatriste is told to go with another hired blade to an unfamiliar part of the city at midnight and wait.
"Good story...reader could be better."
From number-one best-selling author and Dagger Award winner Arturo Pérez-Reverte comes an epic historical tale following the dangerous and passionate love affair between a beautiful high society woman and an elegant thief. A story of romance, adventure, and espionage, this novel solidifies Pérez-Reverte as an international literary giant.
A magnificent old church faces demolition until a handful of supporters rally to save the landmark. But soon the church's defenders begin to die. Accidents or murder? The task of unraveling the mystery falls to the Vatican's handsome and sophisticated Father Lorenzo Quart. But first he must track down the identity of a savvy computer hacker known only as Vespers, and find a way to resist the considerable charms of a stunning Spanish beauty bent on seduction.
"Optionnel mes fouilles "
Andres Faulques, a world-renowned war photographer, has retired to a life of solitude on the Spanish coast. He spends his days painting a huge mural that pays homage to history's classic works of war art and that incorporates a lifetime of disturbing images.
Don Jaime de Astarola is Spain's greatest fencing master...a man of honor, an anachronism...and the perfector of the deadly unstoppable thrust technique. He lives an ordered and celibate life dedicated to one passion: the art of fencing...until the beautiful and mysterious Adela de Otero destabilizes his tranquil existence, and he finds himself involved in a plot of seduction, politics, secret documents, and murder.
Accompanied by his faithful foster son, Íñigo, Captain Alatriste accepts a job as a mercenary aboard a Spanish galleon. The ship sets sail from Naples on a journey that will take them to some of the most remote - and wretched - outposts of the empire: Morocco, Algeria, and finally to Malta for a stunning and bloody battle on the high seas that will challenge even the battle-hardened Alatriste's resolve. Now 17, Íñigo is almost ready to leave Alatriste, his foster father and fellow soldier.
"suberb thoughtfull history"
Max Costa ist ein charmanter Held, er ist attraktiv, arbeitet als professioneller Eintänzer auf Schiffen und in Hotels, verdient zusätzlich viel Geld als Gigolo und Trickbetrüger. Und er jagt alles, was ihm nicht gehört. Sein Blick fällt auf ein ganz außergewöhnliches Kunstwerk: die Schönheit Mecha Inzunza, Tochter des Mineralwasserkönigs und Frau des gefeierten Komponisten Armando de Troeye, er doppelt so alt wie seine Ehefrau und guter Freund von Picasso und Strawinsky.
Accompanied by his faithful companion, Inigo, Alatriste joins a Spanish galleon and sets sail from Naples towards the east on a journey that will take them to Melilla, Oran, and finally Malta, where they must struggle against the Turk. On board, they will have many adventures, including an encounter with The Moor Gurriato. Now 17, Inigo is still in love with Angelica, but will wisdom come with age and experience?