Also at Unity Books on Friday was the second of the Alatriste books, now in English translation.
It's absolutely great stuff. There is more going on than in the first one, but this doesn't detract from the basic adventure story.
Biggest problem is that I immediately want to read the rest, but they are still not available in English. I'm tempted to learn Spanish just so I don't have to wait so long (of course, that wouldn't work as I am terrible at learning languages).