Agatha H and the Airship City kicks off the Girl Genius novel series.
First off, I just say, don’t mistake this for just a prose version of the comic. I mean, it is, from a certain standpoint, but Kaja and Phil tweak and change things along the way. Same basic story, but just because something happened one way in the graphic novel/webcomic doesn’t mean that’s what’ll happen here.
The humour is fantastic and exactly what you’d expect from the Foglios if not more so. The story is well told, and quite engrossing. Believe me: you’ll have a hard time stopping once you’ve got going.
There’s not a lot one can say about this. A strong humour element, adventure, an imaginative setting. As their website says: Romance, Adventure, Mad Science! The Foglios deliver as promised on all of these and in plenty.
The sequel Agatha H and the Clockwork Princess is out and is just as good, though I’ll admit I didn’t find it as well copyedited which can make the occasional sentence a bit confusing. Despite that it’s just as endearing, entertaining, and capable of sucking you right in as the first. Sadly the third book in the series isn’t out yet, and when you get to the end of this pair you may want a box of tissues handy when you realise that the third book’s title hasn’t even been announced yet, let alone a release date.