..ack! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Indomitable Gauls Asterix and Obelix find themselves babysitting a sullen teenager in this 38th episode of the venerable Franco-Belgian comic. A weak plot and weak character buildup does not make you fall in love with anyone at any point or make this a page Turner. The plot to the Chieftain's Daughter is a derivative mix between Asterix in Spain and Asterix and the Normans - ferrying around an ungrateful child.

Unlikely to enjoy an audience beyond confirmed Asterix fans. Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2020, Reviewed in the United States on March 1, 2020. Thanks, Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2020. However, how Adrenaline hates anything girly is a harmful stereotype for tough girls, and some of the lines from the teenage characters felt forced and only added to be 'addressing a topic'. Surprisingly complex and taught me a lot about ancient history when I was growing up. As Monolithix and Sidekix covertly sail back from Britain with gorgeous mariner Captain Peacenix to retrieve their regal charge, all the enemy forces arraigned against Adrenalin close in. Start by marking “Asterix and the Chieftain's Daughter (Asterix, #38)” as Want to Read: Error rating book. So-so story that lacks creativity or sense of fun.

Dav Pilkey The skulking traitor is not the only problem: truculent Adrenalin is currently rebelling against her destiny and tends to run away at every opportunity. See 1 question about Asterix and the Chieftain's Daughter…, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, Asterix & Obelix's Birthday: The Golden Book, 32 New Historical Fiction Novels Readers Are Raving About. CHILDREN'S ACTION & ADVENTURE FICTION, by Although the land is divided by the conquerors into provinces Celtica, Aquitania and Armorica, the very tip of the last-named region stubbornly refuses to be properly pacified. CHILDREN'S HISTORICAL FICTION For starters, the jokes aren't as funny. The artwork is aesthetic, the humor is relatable and the stories are engaging, even with so many similar elements from book to book. Not that there aren’t pranks and envelope-pushing quips aplenty. Whether as an action-packed comedic romp with sneaky, bullying baddies getting their just deserts or as a sly and wicked satire for older-if-no-wiser heads, these new yarns are just as engrossing as the established canon.

And to be fair whenever a new volume comes out, it normally is. Suitably warned and worried, the Chief assigns his two top men – and their canine companion Dogmatix – to watch over her…, As the girl is assimilated into the village, nefarious Binjwatchflix steals into the garrison of Totorum and drafts the unwilling commander into a nasty scheme to capture the unwary, unruly child…, Back in the village, Adrenalin is causing a bit of a stir amongst the younger crowd. It's the story most like one Goscinny would have written we have been given since the great writer's death. …ack!

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 17, 2019.

Thanks, Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2020. But the text is clunking and dull - zero laughs, was so dull I barely made it to the end. …ack! Its nice to see Asterix and Obelix with new albums.

Reviewed in the United States on December 14, 2019.

I have been reading Asterix for over 40 years and I have to say that I find several of the other reviews pretty unfair and harsh. The daughter of the famous Gaulish chieftain Vercingetorix is being hunted down by the Romans. Despite Asterix, Obelix and old our favourites very much playing second fiddle in this riotous tale of kids in revolt, the result is refreshingly off-kilter yet still suitably engaging. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Asterix le Gaulois debuted in 1959 and has since become part of the fabric of French life. In 2009, Uderzo handed over the series to Ferri (writer) and Conrad (illustrator), and they have produced four books so far, each of which vacillates between mediocrity and travesty. As proof that time marches and on that youth will ultimately have its day, the narrative focus here is on a new generation of characters, but as always, action, suspense and comedy are very much in evidence. Of course, it will never satisfy everyone, but keeping it exactly the same would mean they'd run out of stories and radicalising it would lose the point. This last Astérix issue is very interesting, and amusing, but I didn't get the laughs. The story is frankly hopeless, there are few if any laughs and it’s almost completely devoid of any real wit or imagination. As with most Asterix stories, much of the fun is in sounding out the outlandish names and viewing the side business rather than in the actual plot; also, alas, as in many Asterix stories, the breathtakingly offensive renditions of minor characters of color (two Black characters and an Asian character) suck a good deal of that fun back out. Post was not sent - check your email addresses!

Humour simultaneously considerably less sophisticated at the top end and less imaginatively slapstick at the bottom end than in the classic Asterix days. One reason is because the author is trying to keep to a template, simulating an Asterix comic, rather than tell his own story. It's a meandering story with little point to it, Vercingetorix has become Voldemort for some reason, and the reliance on modern slang means that this book will never be as timeless as the original comics are. Asterix was at its finest when Goscinny and Uderzo created the albums, and Derek Hockridge and Anthea Bell translated them for English audiences. ; The "satire"/"critique" of young people here was ridiculously lazy, mean and just plain bad.

Pilkey tucks both topical jokes and bathroom humor into the cartoon art, and ups the narrative’s lexical ante with terms like “pharmaceuticals” and “theatrical flair.” Unfortunately, the bullies’ sad fates force Krupp to resign, so he’s not around to save the Earth from being destroyed later on by Talking Toilets and other invaders…, Categories: Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2020, La historia es muy universal bien plasmada la manera en que se combina el mundo de asterix con las ideas de la independencia de los adolescentes, Reviewed in the United States on December 24, 2019, Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2020, The language and references are nowhere near as good as the earlier stories. Dav Pilkey. She is dressing Goth and maybe is a bit of ungrateful. A new Asterix book! October 24th 2019 ; We’re glad you found a book that interests you! Ferri & Conrad continue to do a damn good job filling humongous shoes. It focuses on some of the most beloved tropes of the series; bickering amongst the villagers, puns, daft character names, standing up to the Romans, long-suffering legionaries... and we get insight into the teens in the village, too - an amusing innovation. The comic is very amusing and exciting, and the characters remain as they were in the days of Goscinny and Uderzo. Series fans, at least, will take this outing (and clear evidence of more to come) in stride. The daughter of the famous Gaulish chieftain Vercingetorix is being hunted down by the Romans. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Two, we've all grown up now and there is very little we haven't heard before. The new characters don't fit in seamlessly and there is this distinct feeling that there is something missing. The new characters don't fit in seamlessly and there is this distinct feeling that there is something missing. Captain America Marvel Masterworks volume 4, Showcase Presents Weird War Tales volume 1. After nearly 15 years dissemination as weekly serials (subsequently collected into book-length compilations), in 1974 the 21st saga – Asterix and Caesar’s Gift – was the first to be released as a complete, original album prior to serialisation. Graphic Novel Reviews and Recommendations by WIN WIACEK, By Jean-Yves Ferri & Didier Conrad, coloured by Thierry Mébarki and translated by Adriana Hunter (Orion Books) This is the biggest selling comic book in the world this year. There, he witnesses fellow inmate Tippy Tinkletrousers (aka Professor Poopypants) escape in a giant Robo-Suit (later reduced to time-traveling trousers). Register now or sign in. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.

© Copyright 2020 Kirkus Media LLC. Once you're hooked, you'll never tire of watching the Gauls beat the Romans up time and again.

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