The Resource The king's gold, Arturo Pérez-Reverte

The king's gold, Arturo Pérez-Reverte

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The king's gold
Title
The king's gold
Statement of responsibility
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Title variation
kings gold
Creator
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GhPw6hzMaAg
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The year is 1626, and a battle-weary Captain Alatriste and his companions sail home from the on-going war in Flanders. He returns to a Spain that is rotten to the core, as gold from the Americas floods into the port of Seville, brought by the country's infamous treasure fleet. As various factions within the Court vie for supremacy, certain interests are creaming off undeclared profits from the galleons' cargo, thus depriving the royal treasury of its lifeblood. Indeed some of the booty is finding its way into the hands of the same rebel provinces Spain is fighting to suppress. The King and his most trusted advisor, the Count-Duke Olivares, have become aware of one such plot and have decided to teach the perpetrator a lesson. Once more, they must call upon Captain Alatriste's blade in a dangerous adventure that will bring the captain face to face with his nemesis, and with a ruthless man who has designs on the throne
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Summary
Seville, 1626. After serving with honor at the bloody siege of Breda, Captain Alatriste and his protâegâe, Inigo Balboa, have returned: battle-weary, short of cash, and with few prospects for honest work. But the Spanish empire is as dangerous as ever, and it's not long before Alatriste receives an intriguing offer of short-term employment. He and Inigo must recruit a dozen swordsmen and mercenaries for a risky job involving a dazzling amount of contraband gold and a heavily guarded Spanish galleon returning from the West Indies. The offer comes from the king himself, for at stake is nothing less than the Spanish Crown, and its dominion over the wealth of the Americas.--From publisher description
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Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
268137
Cataloging source
VALP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perez-Reverte, Arturo
Dewey number
863.64
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
novels
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Costa, Margaret Jull
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True
Series statement
Captain Alatriste adventures
Series volume
0004
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Large print books
  • Spain
Target audience
adult
Label
The king's gold, Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: El oro del rey
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
278 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781407414843
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781407414843
Label
The king's gold, Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Publication
Note
Translation of: El oro del rey
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
278 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781407414843
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781407414843

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