The Sanders-Hardiman expedition, made up of a team of European archaeologists and scientists, is returning from Peru with the mummy of Incan Rascar Capac. No sooner do they arrive home than, one by one, they are struck down by a mysterious illness. A strange clue is discovered near each victim: shards of crystal thought to come from crystal balls.
In an attempt to save Professor Tarragon (the last remaining member of the expedition not affected by the illness), Tintin, Haddock and Professor Calculus stay the night at Tarragon’s villa. During the night, the occupants of the house are plagued by nightmares; when Tintin and his friends wake up, they discover Professor Tarragon in a coma with fragments of crystal beside his bed.
The next day, Professor Calculus makes an incredible discovery that takes our heroes on a whole new adventure!
About the Author
Georges Prosper Remi (22 May 1907 – 3 March 1983), better known by the pen name Hergé, was a Belgian comics writer and artist.
His best known and most substantial work is The Adventures of Tintin comic book series, which he wrote and illustrated from 1929 until his death in 1983, leaving the twenty-fourth Tintin adventure Tintin and Alph-Art unfinished. His work remains a strong influence on comics, particularly in Europe.
"Hergé" is the pseudonym of George Remí, making a game with the initials of his name inverted. Throughout the evolution of his star character, Tintin, we can see the progress of this author: from the first titles marked by the ultraconservative doctrine of the director of the newspaper Le Petit Vingtième, to the breaking of conventions embodied from The Blue Lotus , as well as the evolution of the society of his time. The research carried out by Hergé to historically contextualize his Adventures, as well as his implicit social criticism, have made Tintin a masterpiece of the 20th century.
Author : Hergé
Publisher : Egmont
Binding Type : Paperback
Language : English
ISBN-13 : 978-1405206242