By Phil Foglio, Kaja Foglio
Intrigue! Subterfuge! Circus Folk!
In a time whilst the commercial Revolution has escalated into all-out conflict, mad technological know-how principles the world… with combined success.
With the aid of Krosp, Emperor of All Cats, Agatha has escaped from the large airship referred to as fort Wulfenbach. After crashing their get away dirigible, Agatha and Krosp fall in with grasp Payne's Circus of experience, a touring troupe of performers devoted to staging Heterodyne shows—dramatizations of the exploits of invoice and Barry Heterodyne and their allies—who are blind to Agatha’s connection to the Heterodyne line.
Pursued by way of the ruthless Baron Klaus Wulfenbach, his good-looking son Gil, and their minions (not to say Othar Tryggvassen, Gentleman Adventurer), Agatha hides in simple sight one of the circus people, servicing their clanks and proving herself adept in appearing the function of Lucrezia Mongfish, nemesis to—and later spouse of—Barry Heterodyne. She additionally starts education less than Zeetha, swordmistress and princess of the misplaced urban of Skifander. jointly, Agatha, Krosp, and the performers commute around the treacherous barren region of war-torn Europa, in the direction of Mechanicsburg, and the ancestral domestic of the Heterodynes—Castle Heterodyne.
But with many perils status in her way—including Wulfenbach’s crack troops, mysterious Geisterdamen, savage Jägermonsters, and the fabled hurricane King—it’s going to take greater than a spark of Mad technology for Agatha to get through…
From Phil and Kaja Foglio, creators of the a number of WCCA and Hugo Award-winning webcomic lady Genius, comes Agatha H and the Clockwork Princess, a gaslamp myth crammed to bursting with experience! Romance! And Mad technological know-how!
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Yes: it was much more sensible to adhere to precedent and to keep all one’s accounts in order, through St. Hoprig’s loving care, and to retain overhead a thrifty balance in one’s favour. CHAPTER IV | 29 CHAPTER V Friendly Advice of Janicot When he had entered a little way into Acaire, Florian came to an open place, where seven trees had been hewn down. A brown horse was tethered here, and here seven lilies bloomed with a surprising splendour of white and gold. These stood waist-high about a sedate looking burgess, unostentatiously but very neatly dressed in some brown stuff, which was just the colour of his skin.
Florian shrugged. Then Florian dismounted from his white horse, and tethered it. Here was the one being in whom you might confide logically. Florian told Janicot the story of how, in childhood, Florian had ascended to the high place, and had seen the Princess Melior, whom always since that time his heart had desired. And Janicot heard him through, with some marks of interest. Janicot nodded. “Yes, yes,” said Janicot. “I do not frequent high places. ” “Then they spoke foolishly,” replied Florian, “because they spoke with pitiable inadequacy.
He moved the stake so that the horse’s head now faced the east, and Janicot said: “Also I turn this post against the protecting monsters of the high place, in order that they may all become as witless as now is this slain horse. I send a witlessness upon them from the nithing post, which makes witless and takes away the strength of the rulers and of the controlling gods of whatever land this nithing post be turned against. I, who am what I am, have turned the post. I have sent forth the Seeing of All the Seeing that makes witless.
Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess (Girl Genius, Book 2) by Phil Foglio, Kaja Foglio