“A friend gave me the idea for this story, about an aborted Anschluss, much to the evil Müsstler's chagrin.” –Hergé
Turmoil in the Balkans! The peaceful kingdom of Syldavia is facing annexation by its disruptive neighbor, Borduria. Will Tintin manage to find the scepter, symbol of royal power? And will Castafiore accept the invitation to help him in his mission?
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.