Arturo Perez Reverte spends many years working as a war correspondent reporter. He uses that experience to weave together sophisticated yet interesting historical novels filled with adventure. He has a way with words that every reader who loves analyzing mystery will identify with his novels. His books have since received overwhelming response from readers far and wide. Even though they were first written in Spanish, he is under pressure to translate them into more languages in order to expand his readership. Something which he later bows to.
Arturo is witty and includes a blend of suspense and intricacy in order to make the books more interesting. He not only talks about the ancient fictional times, he includes relatable modern day events that the reader can derive lessons from. He is both creative and imaginative. He has a close attention to detail and ensures that all his works are clearly researched for the avoidance of doubt.
His plots are complex complete with equally talented characters. Take an example of the young narrator by the name of Inigo. He is a fast learner and willing to walk in the steps of his foster father while being careful not to repeat the mistakes he made in the past. He too has a unique way of crafting words in a way that involves the reader so much so that they feel like they are a part of the story.
The stories are provocative yet gripping. He includes literal references to ensure that readers understand every section of the story. In real life, Arturos stories focuses on the reasons why the present day Spain failed to maintain its global status long before. The author outlines various reasons a seen in the illustration of the king’s Gold. Which in this case is used to describe the dwindling economy of the country, as a result of corruption?
He speaks about war and its effects in one of the series’ editions. Here, he cautions the people about the effects of war to the country and how it can be a detriment to the economy and impact of the global status of any country. He goes ahead to describe his complex title character. He says that he represents the many individuals who share his character and mannerisms, while emphasizing the importance of having enemies. He says, enemies accelerate an individual’s desire to succeed in life.
Particularly, the adventures that Inigo narrates are relevant in the Spanish history during the golden age. They include the conspiracy that happened at the Spanish court, the Breda siege, and the suffering that new Christians who had converted from islam and jewish religions went through. One notable characteristic in this series is the fact that the characters never get to achieve heroism. The author seems to hold little recognition for the same, something which is reflected in his title character.
Alatriste has managed to remain principled and loyal to his authorities even when the opportunity to act otherwise seemed to favor him. Read about outstanding characters in the series. It is prudent to say that the author wanted to illustrate that in the midst of corrupt individuals especially those aligned to the political realm, there will be one person who will defy them all.