How do you know when someone is a Spark?
The answer is when they create something too mad to ignore.
The adventures of Agatha Heterodyne, Girl Genius, continues! In this installment, Agatha finds herself on the run from the diabolical Baron Wulfenbach, and his lovelorn son, Prince Gilgamesh. Needing to travel unnoticed through the Wastelands, Agatha and her companion Krosp (The Emperor Of All Cats) join a traveling circus that specializes in Heterodyne shows – dramatizations of the exploits of Bill and Barry Heterodyne. Ironic, considering that Agatha is secretly the long-lost heir to the Heterodyne Family.
And if you think all of that sounds a little crazy, just wait until you get to the scientist who’s scientific breakthrough involves pies.
This is the second novelization of Phil and Kaja Foglio’s award-winning Girl Genius series. The first book was a pure madcap adventure, and the format gave the Foglio’s the opportunity to add tons of extra details and backstories, as well as plenty of clever comments, random trivia, and snarky asides. All in all it was a hell of a lot of fun to read.
The second book is, and I know this is a bold statement here, even better than the first.