Author(s): Arturo Perez-Reverte
A swordsman for hire in Spain in the 1620s - a time when Court intrigue was high and the decadent young king had dragged the country into a series of disastrous wars. As a hired 'blade', Alatriste becomes involved in many political plots and must live by his wits.
The Captain Alatriste books have sold over 3 million copies worldwide. This is the first time they will be available in English Major film already in production starring Viggo 'Aragorn' Mortensen. Like the Erast Fandorin books of Boris Akunin, this series has fantastic potential with a great central character Perez-Reverte's other novels (The Dumas Club, The Fencing Master etc) have all sold around 25,000 in this country but his Captain Alatriste books consistently outsell his other titles in Spain Swashbuckling adventure like The Three Musketeers Captain Alatriste is so popular he has his own
Arturo Perez-Reverte lives near Madrid. Originally a war correspondent, he now writes full-time. His novels include The Flanders Panel, The Club Dumas, The Fencing Master, and The Queen of the South.