Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Studio Foglio (Dec 2004)
Category(ies): Science Fiction (Graphic Novel)
OK, so this is the third of the series, and I'm reviewing it after Agatha Heterodyne and the Circus of Dreams, which is the fourth. But that's publication - sometimes, not all editions are in print.
In volume 2, Girl Genius: Agatha Heterodyne and the Airship City, Agatha Clay came aboard the airship Castle Wulfenbach as the supposed assistant to a supposed 'Spark' (or Mad Science Genius). Of course, it's Agatha who is the Spark, and she ends up creating a mob of miniature 'clanks' (clockwork automatons with rudimentary intelligence), which come into play late in volume 6 (yet to be published). Young Gilgamesh, the Baron's son, is very taken with Agatha, but since he is nominally a villain, at least according to the Genuine Hero Othar Tryggvassen (who insists on rescuing Agatha from his marriage proposal), that path will be somewhat difficult.
By the end, Agatha is on the run from the airship, mostly because of the infuriating Tryggvassen's interference, but she now knows that the Clays were sophisticated clanks, and that she is really a Heterodyne. Or rather, The Heterodyne.
Here ends the first trilogy.