Cover blurb for "The Cavalier in the Yellow Doublet", by Arturo Pérez-Reverte (the fanatics ... er ... fans guessed before they were halfway through the first sentence ... this i.d. is for the poor souls who haven't had the pleasure of an Alatriste novel yet)
Shan't likely get 'round to reading until the weekend ... I'd rather have a block of time to properly savour it as a banquet rather than as a series of hurried snacks through the week ... my opinion and any exceptional quotes will follow.
P.S. Interesting, and puzzling, date info on this one ... copyright of 2003 for both the original Spanish and the English translation and 2003 print date for the English as well, yet, to my knowledge, the translation only became available this year.