“I wanted to commit to mystery, crime and suspense, and I got so caught up in my own riddles that I had a hard time making sense of it all.” –Hergé
Egypt, the Middle East, India: Tintin is on the trail of opium traffickers … with a multitude of dangerous ramifications. His adversaries are hiding under masks worn by the members of a secret society, whose origins trace back to pharaoh Kih-Oskh.
Tintin, perhaps one of the most famous cartoon heroes of all time, is as much a child of the 20th century as his creator, Georges Remi—aka Hergé (1907-1983). Tintin's adventures, marked by his inquisitiveness, sense of mystery and witty humour, are deeply rooted in the events of that tumultuous era.
Featuring an official new English translation.