The Sun over Breda
Flanders, 1625. After his tussles with the Inquisition and the intrigue of the Spanish court, Captain Alatriste has returned to the mud and desperation of the long war in Flanders.
The troops are weary and ill-nourished and the winter has been hard. But as Spain sinks ever further into depravity and corruption, the soldiers have not been paid and must survive by whatever ways they can.
Meanwhile, the Captain's trusted friend Quevedo's star is rising at court, and he keeps Alatriste apprised of the machinations of his arch-enemy, Luis de Alquezar. Then news comes of a Dutch plan to alleviate the siege of Breda once and for all...
Year published: 2007
Sub-genre: Historical fiction; translated fiction
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