Agatha H. and the Airship City (Girl Genius novels #1)
The Industrial Revolution has escalated into all-out warfare. It has been sixteen years since the Heterodyne Boys, benevolent adventurers and inventors, disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Today, Europe is ruled by the Sparks, dynasties of mad scientists ruling over - and terrorizing -... show more
The Industrial Revolution has escalated into all-out warfare. It has been sixteen years since the Heterodyne Boys, benevolent adventurers and inventors, disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Today, Europe is ruled by the Sparks, dynasties of mad scientists ruling over - and terrorizing - the hapless population with their bizarre inventions and unchecked power, while the downtrodden dream of the Hetrodynes' return. At Transylvania Polygnostic University, a pretty, young student named Agatha Clay seems to have nothing but bad luck. Incapable of building anything that actually works, but dedicated to her studies, Agatha seems destined for a lackluster career as a minor lab assistant. But when the University is overthrown by the ruthless tyrant Baron Klaus Wulfenbach, Agatha finds herself a prisoner aboard his massive airship Castle Wulfenbach - and it begins to look like she might carry a spark of Mad Science after all. From Phil and Kaja Foglio, creators of the Hugo, Eagle, and Eisner Award-nominated webcomic Girl Genius, comes Agatha H and the Airship City, a gaslamp fantasy filled to bursting with Adventure! Romance! and Mad Science!
Publish date: August 1st 2011
Publisher: Night Shade Books
Pages no: 264
Edition language: English
Series: Girl Genius novels (#1)
This book hit the spot!!! I have been skim-ditching, it's a horrible habit (one I am trying to wean from and sort of my thing lately), like crazy which led to my frustration levels building exponentially with every discarded book found littering my bedroom floor. I had been insatiable for a book...n...
The difficult beginning aside, where it took a while to adapt to the alternating point of views, once I hit page 50 I was hooked. This is how I like my steampunk. The steampunk elements aren't merely incidental but rather the central part of the story. This book promises lots of retro futuristic sci...
Not as good as the comic but it's worth reading; you get a lot more if the subtle world building and characterization.
I was very excited to find this book on the shelf at my local bookstore (it took them a while to get it in). I have been reading the Girl Genius comic for several years, so a novelisation was of interest to me.The writing is solid, though some stylistic elements may take getting used to, particularl...
If you're a fan of this webcomic, then this is a treat! I've been following this series for a few years now (maybe two) and I love Agatha's strong sense of independence and will.This book novelizes the first volume of Girl Genius, though the writing isn't the best (they are graphic novel writers) it...