The path of true love never did run smooth--especially when the sweethearts' fathers have split their town in half. That's the problem for Histrionix and the beautiful Melodrama, son and daughter of two rival chieftains. So the star-crossed lovers call in Asterix, Obelix, and Getafix to sort everything out. However, the traitor Codex wants Melodrama for his own--and he's sabotaging their efforts at peacemaking. Can the trusty trio persuade the village...
Asterix and his friends are holding out against Julius Caesar, but when the son of Chief Huevos y Bacon is taken hostage, the Gauls jump to the rescue to bring him home to Hispania where they get wrapped up with the tourist industry and flamenco.
"Asterix, Obelix, and their friends have entered the famous Olympic games in Athens. They're determined to taste victory, but the Gauls face formidable competition from both Greeks and Romans. Will it be a Gold Medal for Asterix? Or will he suffer the agony of defeat?"--Provided by publisher.
Asterix and Obelix are joined by some surprise guests as they celebrate their joint birthday at a party back in the Gaulish village. Meanwhile, Julius Caesar has to deal with his old enemy Pompey, who is looking for supporters among the legions stationed in Gaul. Two old friends, Tremensdelirius and the lovely Panacea also play a role in the story.
Watch out! Julius Caesar has devised his most cunning attack yet on the indomitable Gauls. He has sent Caius Preposterus, a graduate of the Latin School of Economics, to corrupt them by introducing big business into their little town. But will wealth and success bring the Gauls happiness ... or trouble?