A chance encounter with an eccentric Egyptologist, Seán Ó Tuama, takes Tintin and his faithful dog, Báinín, on an adventure in search of the lost tomb of Pharaoh Kí-Oskh. But the king’s resting place contains a secret much darker than mummies and desert sand. By following a strange clue, Tintin and Báinín fall headlong into the clutches of a gang of drug smugglers, as they unwittingly find themselves in vicious conflict with an international criminal. Translated by Gabriel Rosenstock.
Tintin and Báinín follow a series of strange clues which takes them on the trail of a dangerous drugs cartel. In their pursuit, Tintin is locked in the brig of Captaen Haileabó’s ship, the Karaboudjan – where the captain is heavily under the influence of the bottle and entirely under the thumb of his crew. With the scorching Sahara to one side and the watery depths of the Mediterranean Sea to the other, this adventure most certainly puts the lives of Tintin and his friends in mortal danger. Translated by Gabriel Rosenstock.
The Lorgaire, and Big Mac Giolla ar two very different people. Although the Lorgaire is a little fellow, according to himself he is a big detective - someone who detects big things. As for Big Mac Giolla, the Lorgaire thinks he would make a fine assistant - he could break a lock for him, carry big bags, or even frighten away rogues.
The epic adventures of Gráinne Mhaol, Ireland’s Pirate Queen, are spectacularly brought to life in this superb graphic novel by Gisela Pizatto and Bruno Büll. Wife, mother, warrior-queen, Gráinne Mhaol Ní Mháille became an Irish legend for all the ages. Told in her own words, this is the story of one woman’s bravery and determination to endure against all the odds, even the might of the English.
Roald Dahl's The Twits tells the tale of a pair of horrible twits and the tricks they like to play on each other. Mr and Mrs Twit are the smelliest, ugliest people in the world. They hate everything -- except playing mean jokes on each other, catching innocent birds to put in their Bird Pies, and making their caged monkeys, the Muggle- Wumps, stand on their heads all day. But the Muggle- Wumps have had enough. They don't just want out, they want revenge.
Disaster strikes Asterix’s village – the druid Ogamaix has broken his golden sickle, and without it he can’t brew the magic potion! Asterix and Obelix head off on a dangerous journey to far away Lutetia to buy a new sickle from Obelix’s distant cousin, Amerigix, who is the best sickle-smith in the whole of Gaul. But Amerigix has gone missing, and soon our heroes find themselves tangled up with the city’s criminal underworld. Will they manage to find Amerigix and return home with a new golden sickle for Ogamaix?
A comic graphic novel in the renowned Caius Buntús, centurion of the garrison of Iargúilium, is desperate to discover the secret that gives plucky warrior Asterix, and his fellow Gaulish villagers, their superhuman strength. Hapless legionary Caligula Minus is sent on a spying mission to the Gaulish village, where he’s given some of druid Ogamaix’ magic potion which gives the Gauls their amazing strength. The Romans decide to kidnap Ogamaix to get his secret, but the druid’s lips are sealed. When Asterix arrives to save him, the Gauls have an opportunity to teach the greedy Romans a timely lesson.
"I see great danger coming… the slave shall return." This is the chilling prediction of Lochrú the Druid to the High King and his courtiers. But if he does return, will the powers of Darkness be able to prevent his mission? Or can he overcome the druids and the old order? This the second part of the epic tale of Patrick, a tale full of action and spine-tingling tension.
A comic graphic novel in the internationally-renowned series Asterix.The Romans capture the Gaulish village bard, Dándírix, and send him in chains to Rome – which riles the Gauls no end. Asterix and Obelix head for Rome to rescue Dándírix, but finding the bard in the city is no mean task — he’s under lock and key at the Circus Maximus, condemned to be thrown to the lions. Asterix and Obelix can only reach their bard by becoming gladiators. Faced with a crowd-filled circus, will our heroes suffer from stagefright?