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.
A single card to access all the details of a man's life—personal data, medical history, bank details—now that would make everything simpler, wouldn't it? But what if the card stops working—would the person still exist within society? And in a world where births are regulated, how can children born illegally survive in a society that doesn't even recognize they exist or grant them access to basic services?