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Asterix and the Golden Sickle (Book #2)
The year 50 B.C. so we begin the story of those indomitable Gauls holding out against the Roman Invaders in a small village on the tip of the Gaul (Which is France in the future). Life is good in this small village, the occasional fight to keep the spirits up but as they say in the village its not the same as thumping Romans.
So being the second installment of the popular series i don't think we need to give an introduction of the villagers, if you missed the first part you can read it here from the link below
The story begins as usual from the village. The Druid Getafix has broken his Golden Sickle and without it he can not go to the annual druid conference, but more than that he will not be able to make any magic potion the villagers use to keep the Romans out.So Asterix and Obelix set out to buy a new Golden sickle for the druid from Obelixe's Cousin Metallargix who live is Lutetia (now its Paris).
However, Metallargix has gone missing from his shop in Lutetia when they arrive. They ask around the place to find where Metallargix has gone but people close there doors and windows. so finally they go to the tavern opposite Metallargix's shop to ask what has happened and asks what has happened; the tavern also closes; but gives our heroes to find another man who might help them in their quest to find Obelixe's cousin.
They find this man, or he finds them; this man Clovogarlix says that Metallurgix has now retired from sickle making business and takes them to a man called Navishtrix who tries to sell them a golden sickle for a very high price, Asterix refuses to pay that much and somehow manages to wreck the place and get arrested by the Romans and presented to Prefect Surplus Dairyprodus who is always bored. The prefect finds our heroes amusing and lets them go; but the Centurion tells them Metallurgix may have being kidnapped.
Our heroes uncover a Sickle-trafficking gang who operates from the Boulogne Forest and goes in search of them. They find a bandit who they save from some wolves who tells them where to find the hideout of the bandits. Once they uncover the missing Sickles and the gang they find Clovogarlix and Navishtrix are also in this scheme. Then comes the big fight where our heroes just brush aside the gang members; But, Navishtrix somehow gets away to only be found with the gang leader who turns out to be Prefect Surplus Dairyprodus who did it just because he was bored. Surplus is arrested and Metallurgix is rescued with all the golden sickles. Metallurgix gifts our heroes a sickle and they are on their way back to the village.
The book ends as usual with a great baquet for our heroes.