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Purity of Blood - Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Margaret Sayers Peden
Purity of Blood
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The second swashbuckling adventure in the internationally acclaimed Captain Alatriste series Captain Alatriste, Madrid’s most charismatic swashbuckler, returns in Perez-Reverte’s acclaimed international bestseller. The fearless Alatriste is hired to infiltrate a convent and rescue a young girl... show more
The second swashbuckling adventure in the internationally acclaimed Captain Alatriste series Captain Alatriste, Madrid’s most charismatic swashbuckler, returns in Perez-Reverte’s acclaimed international bestseller. The fearless Alatriste is hired to infiltrate a convent and rescue a young girl forced to serve as a powerful priest’s concubine. The girl’s father is barred from legal recourse as the priest threatens to reveal that the man’s family is “not of pure blood” and is, in fact, of Jewish descent—which will all but destroy the family name. 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. A literary thriller that delivers adventure and rich historical detail, Purity of Blood captivates to the final page.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780452287983 (0452287987)
Publisher: Plume
Pages no: 268
Edition language: English
Series: Adventures of Captain Alatriste (#2)
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nente
nente rated it
2.0 Limpieza de sangre (Alatriste, #2)
The atmosphere is all right, and we still get a lot of author's opinions about the old and new politics of Spain and the spirit of its people. But the plot is very weak and full of holes. For one thing, no one ever blackmails influential people openly, in front of a crowd, or at least they very quic...
Book Thoughts
Book Thoughts rated it
3.0 Purity of Blood
A very quick read that was better than the first book in the Alatriste chronicles. This book is a very short story that follows the adventures of a former soldier and now sword for hire Captain Alatriste. As a history teacher, I very much enjoyed the historical background of 16th century Spain. T...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0
Work mp3Unabridged, and read by brilliant Simon Vance.Blurbifications - In Purity of Blood, the second novel in the series, the courageous Alatriste is considering rejoining his old regiment to fight in Breda-but his blade leads him to another adventure. A desperate father hires him to rescue his da...
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous rated it
4.0
My review:http://abouttocharge.wordpress.com/2007/08/23/purity-of-blood/
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