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The Sun Over Breda

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The Sun Over Breda

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Arturo Perez-Reverte
publisher:
Putnam
genre:
Fiction, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C

In Arturo Pérez-Reverte’s The Sun Over Breda, swashbuckling Zorro wannabe Capt. Diego Alatriste and his wide-eyed teenage aide, Oñigo, join the Spanish Army for the 17th-century siege of Breda.

Grisliest Death
Knifings in the throat and chest.

Lowdown
Pérez-Reverte plods through the Spaniards’ battles with all the excitement of a History Channel special, tossing in standard-issue whizzing musket balls and uninspired dialogue (”A man knows when the end has come. That man knew”). C