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2.0 out of 5 stars
Fun reading, but haven't we had it all before?, 5 April 2001
A new Asterix album is always something to look forward to, but since Uderzo is on his own, the series is becoming just a faint echo of its haydays, this last one being the worst ever. The story is weak and the few jokes don't offer anything new. Dragging Asterix and Obelix's parents into the plot does not help, on the contrary for me it seems to point out an author run out of fresh ideas.
If you're not a die hard fan, don't buy it, but rather complete your collection with any one of the older albums. If you have them all, well then you have to buy this one, but only to keep the collection complete.