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Arthur and the Forbidden Cityby Luc Besson
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In Arthur and the Minimoys, internationally renowned filmmaker Luc Besson created a unique world where magical marvels abound, dark forces lurk around every corner, and a tribe of tiny people live hidden in an ordinary-looking garden. Now, in the thrilling conclusion to the epic adventure, Arthur, Princess Selenia, and Prince Betameche must find a way into the heart of the most dangerous, terrifying place known to Minimoys — Necropolis, the forbidden city, where malevolent wizard Maltazard the cursed rules with cruel power.
Luc Besson's two Arthur books were a spectacular success when they were first published in France, topping the best-seller lists for the year behind only Harry Potter. Join Arthur for the adventure of a lifetime, where he discovers that sometimes the smallest heroes can make the biggest difference.
"The mishmash of a plot is matched by extraordinarily cliched writing....Genuinely, entirely and irredeemably awful and rescued by not a shred of imagination or delight." Kirkus Reviews
In this follow-up to his bestselling Arthur and the Minimoys, filmmaker Luc Besson (La Femme Nikita) concludes this epic adventure. Arthur, Princess Selenia, and Prince Betameche head to the forbidden city Necropolis, where the malevolent wizard Maltazard rules with cruel power.
Arthur's quest takes him into the heart of the forbidden city ...
Arthur's backyard looks like a peaceful, ordinary garden — if you are human-sized, that is. But if you're half an inch tall, like the Minimoys, this backyard is a vast world where fierce battles are fought, ferocious monsters are faced, and one evil wizard, Maltazard the Cursed, rules with cruel power from his terrifying stronghold: Necropolis, the forbidden city.
Now ten-year-old Arthur — magically transformed into a Minimoy — and his Minimoy companions, brave Princess Selenia and mischievous Prince Betameche, must somehow find a way into this forbidden city. Their mission: to rescue Arthur's grandfather, recover a stolen treasure, and save the land of the Minimoys once and for all, before it's too late.
But once you're inside the forbidden city .... can you ever get out again?
About the Author
Luc Besson is the internationally renowned and award-winning writer/director/producer behind such movies as The Fifth Element, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, and La Femme Nikita. Arthur and the Minimoys is his first novel for young readers, soon to be followed by the sequel, Arthur and the Forbidden City. He is currently working on a movie based on both books to be released in 2006.
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