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In a time when the Industrial Revolution has become an all-out war, mad science rules the world - with mixed success.

In Agatha H and the Siege of Mechanicsburg, Agatha Heterodyne, the last of the Heterodyne family, has returned to her family's hereditary town with the might of the Wulfenbach Empire hot on her heels. The only thing holding off an outright attack is Gilgamesh Wulfenbach, the heir to the Empire, who has joined Agatha and her friends inside the great artificially intelligent fortress of Castle Heterodyne. Now they must race to repair the mechanisms that once allowed the Castle to defend Mechanicsburg, before the rest of Europa shows up to take all the revenge the mad Heterodynes of the past so richly earned.

©2020 Phil & Kaja Foglio (P)2021 Tantor

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  • D. Lopez
  • 30-04-2021

Better on Audiobook

I am a long time fan of the Girl Genius comic and read this novelization when it was first released. At the time, I was underwhelmed. I got the audiobook version anyway and have to say, I think this book works better as an audiobook than it did in print. The pacing seems to flow better and doesn’t feel as rushed, the narrator does an excellent job, and overall I enjoyed it far more.

Great listen!

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  • Richard
  • 08-06-2021

As great as the beginning first three

Well It didn’t have as many of the Jagers as the first 3 books. It still matches the beginning of the series and continues forward on its zany twists of logic and mad science. It’s a great steam and mad science style series with more mad science than most and the castle is finally seen at the height of it’s power. Hoping for still more of the series!

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  • annielouise69
  • 29-05-2021

To Phil + Kaja Foglio,

I love this book series! The character development is great. The numerous footnotes, which normally would annoy me, are well placed, informative and funny. Angela Dawes is an amazing narrator. She is not only the perfect Agatha, but also the perfect Gilgamesh, Tarvek, Castle, Violeta, Zetha and everyone else.

So I’m begging you to not wait another six years to release the next book. I would really, really appreciate it. Actually, all your fans would.

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  • Thomas
  • 14-05-2021

One of my favorite stories for 15 years

I was introduced to Girl Genius nearly 15 years ago and love the comic. When i found the novels and audiobooks, it added a great bit of nuance to an overall great story. please keep these up and thank you to the entire group for answering my requests for another great audiobook in this series. Everyone on the team has been fantastic.

To the Foglio's, your MtG cards were some of my earliest favorites and then i came across your comic. Thank you for all the amazing stories and art. The two of you are awesome and i truly appreciate you.

Bonus shoutout to Angela Dawe, the narrator. Mz. Dawe, you do an amazing job and give new life to some of my favorite characters, and more specifically the Jagerkin. I truly enjoy your narration and enjoy your works, but this is my favorite.

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  • niaskywalk
  • 07-05-2021

Excellent! Want More!

This was a fantastic conclusion to the Mechanicsberg arc. I want more! My questions must be answered!

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  • Dodger
  • 29-04-2021

Great story

if you have or haven't read the Girl Genius comics these story's are straight from them and are top notch can not wait for the next one to be released

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  • Chad
  • 19-04-2021

Delightful!

I enjoy both the webcomic and the books immensely. In fact, I strongly recommend everyone go through both - there are things included in either that you miss out in the other.

The narrator is fantastic. Not only does she do an amazing job with character voices, but she somehow manages to even make the footnotes come alive and add to the story with her inflection and performanece.

The only downside of this book is that, as of 2021, this came out recently and there's no telling how many years it may take for another to be published - and Agatha Heterodyne's story is far from over. But there's always catching up on the webcomic!

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