Monday, December 18, 2006

Book 3: Purity of Blood

Mmmmm. So after devouring the first book in the series, I was really excited to read Purity of Blood, the second in the Captain Alatriste series. I wasn't disappointed. While it was short of the sweeping action of the first book, the simplicity of the plot here really was served by the depth of the character development. We learn more about the nature of the relationships here amid the backdrop of the Inquisition, which plays a decidedly more important role than in the first novel. Our hero is heroic, but this tale really seems to belong more to our narrator and to the supporting characters, including the arch-villian of the series, who we are sure to hear more from. Still recommended!


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