Saturday, 21 December 2013

GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW: Asterix and the Picts - R Goscinny, A Uderzo, Jean-Yves Ferri, Didier Conrad

Release Date: 24/10/13
Publisher:  Orion Children


When Asterix and Obelix rescue a mysterious Pict named MacAroon, they must journey to Caledonia, now Scotland, to return him to his lady love, Camomilla, the adopted daughter of the old king. However, the treacherous chieftain, MacCabeus, plans to marry her and claim the throne - with the help of the Romans! What with caber-tossing, bagpipes, malted water and an enormous otter in the loch, can the Gauls reunite MacAroon and Camomilla and enjoy some Roman-bashing along the way?


Whilst this is a brand new book in an epic series, it is one that really brings the humour, the culture and of course the characters to life in its own incarnation, in such a way that it feels part of the original series.

As with the others, it’s a huge hunk of fun as you spend time with them on their latest adventure. The story is fast paced, has some great twist and with artwork that just leaps off the page all round gives you a whole host of fun to sit back with. Great from a nostalgic point of view or for young readers. Great stuff.

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