Frankly, the poop freeze spray looks more interesting than the Russian plaque to me, too. But why not get both?
I just hope you did it using my links! Next time, please consider this - tchotchke. I'd be happy to make further suggestions if you're stuck on gift ideas.
Seriously though, I think you'll be happy with the Cap'n, but the 30 YEARS WAR offers far fewer swordfights and not a single love scene that I can recall anyway.
@fuster: That would be correct, except for the spelling.
It goes CAPTAIN ALATRISTE, PURITY OF BLOOD, THE SUN OVER BREDA, THE KING'S GOLD, and THE CAVALIER, so far, with 9 books in the entire series (and apparently a movie or two that I've somehow missed).