In the third installment of the Girl Genius novels, Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle begins as Agatha Heterodyne returns to her ancestral home, the warped little town of Mechanicsburg. There she must claim her inheritance by convincing the artificial intelligence that animates her family’s castle that she is, in fact, the new Heterodyne. But this apparently simple task is made complicated in several ways: An imposter claiming to be the legitimate heir appears. The Empire is convinced that Agatha is the person responsible for the Long War (and to be fair, they are not entirely incorrect). And, worst of all, the Castle itself is insane.
From the Hugo Awardwinning Girl Genius online comics comes this third book in the Agatha H. trilogy; and just like the first two, Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle will grab you from the first page and not let go!
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About the Author
Phil and Kaja Foglio are the cocreators of the Hugo, Eagle, and Eisner Award–nominated webcomic Girl Genius. The two have contributed artwork to the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering and have collaborated on the gaming comic strip What’s New with Phil & Dixie.
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Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
The book is excellent. It is a novelization of the Girl Genius web comic from the start of volume 7 to roughly halfway through volume 10. To the already outstanding story in the comic, the novel adds a prose narrative including abundant amusing details and asides. It is well worth reading both on its own and after having read the comic. However, the B&N e-book, is crippled by Digital Right Management, and B&N has chosen to disable the formerly functional Windows 7 Nook for PC app. Purportedly, if you have a Windows 8 PC it will work, but I cannot confirm this (one page appears to indicate that it will only work on Windows 10) and even if it works today, it may not work for long. The first two novelizations are available DRM-free from Baen Books.
A very fun read, excellent storytelling. Vivid and detailed descriptions of the characters and their surroundings, I can't wait to start the next volume.
A worthy read for anyone who appreciates action, adventure, romance, comedy and mad science. I recommend the entire series including the webcomic.