Author(s): Luc Besson
The second story about Arthur in the world of the Minimoys. Arthur has found the forbidden city of Necropolis, ruled by the evil wizard Matazard. But now he has found it, can he ever return home?
Arthur has vanished, or so his family thinks. If they only knew he was in the back garden, where he has been magically shrunk into the magical world of the Minimoys. It is a world of danger and excitement, where Arthur, helped by the fiery Princess Selenia and her mischievous brother Betameche, has a difficult quest; he must rescue his grandfather, find lost treasure and save the kingdom of the Minimoys. But the answer to his quest lies deep within the garden at Necropolis, a forbidden city ruled by the evil wizard Maltazard. And to reach it, Arthur must cross a vast world of fierce battles and terrible monsters.
Once you have found the forbidden city...will you ever return? First published in France 2002. This translation 2005.
Luc Besson is the award-winning writer/director/producer behind such movies as The Fifth Element, Nikita, Leon and The Big Blue. 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 film based on both books, which will be released in 2006.