Jolan and his new companions have arrived safely in Manthor's home. However, harmony it isn't, and the instructions from their new master don't help. Their next task can only be accomplished if all five of them work together to open a magical gate, but once they're past that obstacle, there will be only one Chosen One—whoever succeeds in stealing Thor's shield! Are any of them up to the task?
Thorgal's coming-of-age is painfully similar to the rest of his life: the young man finds himself tied up to the stone of sacrifice by Gandalf the Mad, king of the Vikings of the North and father of his beloved Aaricia. There, the Child of the Stars can do nothing but wait for the coming tide—and death. Until, that is, a mysterious sorceress with flaming red hair comes to offer him a deal: his life, and revenge, against one year in her service. Discover the first two volumes of the adventures of Thorgal, published in 1980, translated into English at last.
Superintendent Carelli is getting old, and has lost the illusions of his youth. But a routine case catapults him into the middle of a profound mystery: a young girl with no official existence gives him a photograph of a group of people... who don't exist either. As Carelli digs deeper despite the pressure, obstacles, and threats piling up against him, he comes across a terrible secret that threatens the very foundations of his world.