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Comic Book / The Quest For The Time Bird

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La Quête de l'Oiseau du Temps (The Quest for the Time Bird) is an epic fantasy Franco Belgian Comic by Serge Le Tendre and Régis Loisel. It consists of four books in the main series, plus five in the Prequel cycle.

In immemorial times, the evil god Ramor was banished in a conch. However, as the witch-princess Mara finds out, Ramor is about to break free, and there is no time to renew the spell that binds it to the conch. She send her daughter Pelisse (Roxanna in the English translation) to find her old lover, the retired knight Bragon to retrieve both the conch and the egg of the time-bird, the latter allowing her to stop time so she can bind Ramor again.The story revolves around ageing characters dealing with their past, and stepping down to find peace.


These books provide examples of:

  • An Arm and a Leg: Bulrog has his arm chopped off in order to try and survive the mad fever.
  • An Axe to Grind: The most powerful warriors, Bragon and the Rige, use axes.
  • Artifact Title: The second cycle is a prequel and thus has no quest for the Time-bird.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Bragon gets one in the book two of the prequel. Pélisse' pet in the main series.
  • Prefers the Illusion: In the ending, it turns out the Action Girl was a kind of holographic projection. The hero, who had been led to believe she was his daughter, prefers to keep the creature (and therefore his daughter) alive rather than face the fact that her mother manipulated and betrayed him.
  • Reckless Sidekick: Javin in the first book of the prequel is even more reckless than teenage Bragon. It gets him killed.

Alternative Title(s): La Quete De L Oiseau Du Temps