What the druids have to say about the album
This is the last adventure written by René Goscinny. It was serialised in Le Monde newspaper, as was Asterix and Caesar’s Gift in the summer of 1974. Almost three years after Obelix and Co came out, this album had a print run of 1,500,000 – its popularity showing that readers had not forgotten Asterix. Rather, they wanted more, as the huge successes of following albums have shown.
This was the album chosen by Albert Uderzo in November 2002 to pay tribute to his friend who had died 25 years earlier, before the book’s first publication.