I'm not certain whether Perez-Reverte intended his story, a. A Riveting, Deeply Personal Account of History in the Making, Tieghan Gerard's Guide to a Small but Special Meal at Home. There is the stickiness of reality to them that I enjoy. Originally a war correspondent, he now writes fiction full-time. I'm a huge Perez-Reverte fan, having read three of his contemporary novels. Favorite line from this book: "Never trust a man who reads only one book." Diego Alatriste (after 2005's Captain Alatriste ). With the second I feel like I am really getting under the skin of Capt Alatriste and also the gradual decline of the Spanish Empire at that time. About Purity of Blood. He worked as a war reporter for twenty-one years (1973 - 1994). Prime members enjoy fast & free shipping, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video and many more exclusive benefits. Something went wrong. These books take place in Madrid and are very pleasant entertaining reads. I'd say this is "Monte Cristo Lite". Sorry, there was a problem saving your cookie preferences. You'll just have to read it and find out. The action is, without a doubt, exciting. 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 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!" I love how Pérez-Reverte has written the character. I thank my cousin for introducing me to Captain Alatriste. But a book that includes Francisco de Quevedo as one of the primary supporting characters, and that does so well, weaving his beliefs and his poetry into the action deserves to be considered on a much higher scale than the average book. A desperate father hires him to rescue his daughter from a convent where a powerful priest is said to be using the girl as his personal concubine. Kitaabut-Tahaarah 7 INTRODUCTION KITAABUT TAHAARAH (the Book of Purification and Purity) is the second in the ... Books of Fiqh commence with “Kitaab-ut-Tahaarah” or “The Book of Purity.” Kitaab-ut-Tahaarah deals with various forms of purification, e.g. Purity of Blood starts off in a thrilling fashion with Captain Alatriste hired to rescue a young woman from a corrupt convent in 17th century Spain. In this tale, the Captain is brought into a scheme to help a father rescue his daughter from a convent where she is being taken advantage of by an amorous priest. Once I got into the story-line, I was hooked. by Plume. Is the fact that they are vampires central to the story? We are experiencing technical difficulties. (I do not know enough about Spanish wines to recommend.) Please try again later. His novels have captivated readers around the world and earned him a reputation as “the master of the intellectual thriller” (Chicago Tribune). Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Gear up for swashbuckling adventure in the second “riveting”* historical thriller in the internationally acclaimed Captain Alatriste series. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Putnam's Sons edition, in English But before I begin my gushing, I would like to note my minimal disappointment in him for the Captain Alatriste series. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. I find series, like television series, significantly more difficult to "write correctly". Alatriste is a reluctant hero, but a real one. As Alatriste struggles to save the young hostage from being burned at the stake, he soon finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into a conspiracy that leads all the way to the heart of the Spanish Inquisition. Rich in historical detail and sardonic observations, the narrative begins leisurely. in the past day or so). The story is told by Altatriste's young apprentice, an adolescent in love with a Spanish Lilith and already in the grips of the inquisitors. (Jan.), Paperback - 267 pages - 978-0-452-28798-3, Open Ebook - 288 pages - 978-1-101-21336-0, Peanut Press/Palm Reader - 978-1-4295-2314-1, Miami Book Fair 2019: Arturo Pérez-Reverte Writes the Past to Understand the Present. It had much of the dark stuff I love about European history, especially Spanish history. Get a $10 Gift Card With Every $100 B&N Gift Card Purchase, 50% Off Ty Frozen 2 - Olaf B&N Exclusive 13" Plush, Knock Knock Gifts, Books & Office Supplies, Learn how to enable JavaScript on your browser, Charmed by His Love (Spellbound Falls Series #2), Javelin Rain (Shadow Ops: Reawakening Series #2), Masking for Trouble (Costume Shop Mystery Series #2). Perez-Reverte does an excellent job in trying to capture the flavor of … A PLUME BOOK PURITY OF BLOOD ARTURO PÉREZ-REVERTE is the internationally bestselling author of The Queen of the South and Captain Alatriste. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. … This is a story of honour, politics, and love. And then, having caught all the cultural and historic references, you are left wondering which ones you did not catch, and you then must decide whether to go on to another in the series, or to reread this one in the hopes of picking up on more of them. I won't give away the ending of course, but I will say that this is, as always, superb reading. There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. As Alatriste struggles to save the young hostage from being burned at the stake, he soon finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into a conspiracy that leads all the way to the heart of the Spanish Inquisition. Purity of Blood Arturo Perez-Reverte, Author, Margaret Sayers Peden, Translator , trans. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Though the High Inquisitor was in the first book, the practices of the Spanish Inquisition were more clearly depicted in this story. Perez-Reverte wrote many of the Captain Alatriste novels before he became widely read in English. The mystery surrounding Alatriste makes him all the more alluring. I really enjoyed the pace of the first one and thought the translation was first rate. Pérez-Reverte sets the historical stage for the Captain who has seen too much and killed too often. It has all of the qualities of the first episode, although it can be read separately from it. In this particular book, the narrator, a thirteen-year-old boy, the ward of Captain Alatriste, gets caught up in the politics and the inquisition because of an rescue gone wrong of a girl from a convent run by a lascivious priest. in the past day or so). Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. A woman is found strangled outside the church of San Gines, and Captain Alatriste, in doing a favor for his friend, the poet Francisco de Quevedo, quickly becomes embroiled in a tangled net of political intrigue. An intriguing plot line and some enigmatic characters make for an exciting story, set in Spain during the 1600s when the Inquisition and all manner of evil-doings, among rulers and opportunists, drove the culture.