Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Graphic Novel/Steampunk
Length: 128 pages
Publisher: Studio Foglio
Release Date: June 21, 2011
Stand Alone or Series: 7th TP in the Girl Genius series
Rating: 5/5 stars
This is the 7th TP book in the Girl Genius series. This continues to be a super fun and laugh-out-loud series filled with fantasy, steampunk goodness, and a little romance.
Agatha has finally arrived in Mechanicsburg and is hoping to finally enter the mechanical fortress that was home to the Heterodyne’s for many years. Of course things get complicated when another girl claiming to be Agatha shows up. And then of course there is the fact that the Heterodyne fortress is always trying to kill people. Oh, yeah and Baron Wulfenbach is convalescing in Mechanicsburg too…
This graphic novel is filled with the crazy bright illustrations that fit the insane story so well. When I first started reading this series I wasn’t a huge fan of the illustration style, but I have to say I have grown kind of fond of it over the last few books…it just fits the story so perfectly.
Agatha continues to do amazing mechanical things (like making super efficient coffee makers). And now she has found a whole city of people who live to serve the Heterodynes…it makes for an explosive combination.
Krosp the emperor of cats is still there along with the rest of our favorite characters. I loved the Heterodyne castle and all of its oddities; this was just awesome fun.
I love that a synopsis of “the story thus far” is included in the beginning of the graphic novel as well.
I can’t recommend this series enough it is just so much fun. There is a lot of action, wonderful steampunk elements, fantasy elements, general shenanigans, wonderful characters, and a tiny bit of romance as well. This is just a spectacular graphic novel series. Highly recommended to graphic novel fans especially those who like humor and steampunk elements.