Welcome to the new incarnation of Alea Jacta Est, Gareth Thomas’ Asterix site for Grown ups. This website was originally published in September 2000 and then reviewed all the books up until  Asterix and Obelix All At Sea.  That is quite a poor book and the omens were not great that matters would improve. However the addition of new creative blood in the writing and illustration has changed all that. The two recent Asterix adventures written by Jean-Yvres Ferri and illustrated by Didier Conrad capture some of Goscinny and Uderzo’s magic from the 60s/70s glory days. They’re not there yet, but the Asterix future is looking much rosier than it was when we waited five years for a new story and what we got was Asterix and the Actress.

People were quite generous with their comments on the previous site and indeed the first comment of all came from Rob Shearman, later to show the world how a Dalek story should be written during the 2005 Doctor Who Series. I would of course appreciate any comments for good or bad on the new site, either via this blog or  the contact form. I’m still grasping about with WordPress, so any tips to make this site look less rudimentary will be gratefully received.

If you like this site please tell your friends, which of course means more than it does that back in 2000 when there was no such thing as social media. If you wish to exchange links please contact me.

The site is entirely non-commercial and meant for entertainment purposes only.

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  1. Happy to see your page back and your reviews on the newer books 🙂 🙂 🙂 Your take on “Falling sky” is especialy interesting (I found it weaker then “All at sea” but what you gonna do?)

    The only thing it’s missing is the “How Obelix feel to the magic potion” review. The new book “Asterix and the charion race” will be out very soon 🙂 🙂 🙂

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