Reading Level: Teen and Up
Genre: Graphic Novel/Fantasy
Length: 144 pages
Publisher: Studio Foglio
Release Date: July 6, 2010
Stand Alone or Series: 9th book in the Girl Genius series
Rating: 5/5 stars
This is the ninth TP in the Girl Genius series. I have really been enjoying this series a ton. I love the colorful artwork, the crazy characters, and all the humor. These book always have me laughing my butt off.
Agatha is still trying to get Castle Heterodyne up to full power. Of course all of this is complicated by the arrival of Gil and the fact that Gil actually knows the woman pretending to be the fake Agatha. Many antics ensue and parts of this book are incredibly hilarious.
I have loved this whole series so far. The illustrations are crazy colorful and match the tone of the story perfectly. The characters are quirky and hilarious. I love the odd humor through and enjoy all the mad science that goes on in these books.
Agatha really comes into her own in this book. She has Castle Herterodyne obeying her every command (where the castle isn’t broken) and she is taking control of a potentially explosive (literally) situation. I enjoyed the scenes with her and Gil, they are so funny. The both like each other a lot and work together really well, but they just haven’t realized it yet.
The introduction of the mysterious Heirs of Storm also happens in this book and I am very curious to see what that storyline leads to in future installments. I am absolutely loving Castle Heterodyne itself and its snarky somewhat bloodthirsty personality.
Overall this has been a fantastic series and this was an absolutely stellar book in this series. The plot is complex and so well done, the character highly entertaining, and the illustration detailed and colorful. I am really really enjoying this series. I highly recommend this series to anyone who like fantasy graphic novels with a heavy dose of humor. I also recommend it to all the steampunk fans out there. It is just so much fun!