In Venice, a boating accident leads to the discovery of a 400 year old text bearing the signature ‘W.S.’ and promising the truth about the ‘Shakespeare mystery’. That very night, someone tries unsuccessfully to steal the precious document. The discoverer, Marquis Stefano Da Spiri, decides to send a copy of the document to a specialist of the Bard in London for stylistic authentication. As for the original, he entrusts it to an old comrade in arms from WW2: Captain Francis Blake…
Thorgal, his family, and his new friends Tiago and Ileniya have been
captured by slavers while attempting to cross the desert. The two
adult men are sold to the local governor as fodder for a cruel blood
game, where young nobles in chariots practice their archery skills on
fleeing slaves. Turning the tables on them, Thorgal earns his and
Tiago’s freedom, but not the women’s – and he has made a mortal enemy
in the governor’s son...