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Girl Genius Vol 4: Agatha Heterodyne and the Circus of Dreams

Monday, September 24, 2007

Girl Genius Vol 4: Agatha Heterodyne and the Circus of Dreams (2006) Phil & Kaja Foglio

I got lucky and the next Girl Genius came today (well, volumes 4 and 6 arrived. 5 should be here tomorrow.) I ended up tearing through volume 4–so much for drawing things out. Of course as soon as I finished, Michael asked, “can I read that now?” So I don’t think it’s just me.

After escaping Castle Wulfenbach, Agatha and Krosp trying to get to Mechanicsburg to meet the other students from Castle Wulfenbach. Unfortunately, as in previous volumes, events transpire to keep her from achieving her goal.

As good as the previous volumes were, I really enjoyed Agatha Heterodyne and the Circus of Dreams. There were several places where I laughed out loud, and many parts that I just adored. Especially the Mimoths. That’s fantastic.

I also liked the way that things appear in passing, either in the art or mentioned by the characters that you know mean something, but which all the characters just ignore or don’t see. Of course it’s also frustrating because for every question that is answered, many more are raised, so this series will probably go on forever and ever. Which is okay, except for the fact that I hate waiting.

It’s actually getting very difficult to write about how much I am enjoying this series, without giving major story plots away. So let’s just leave it at this was a wonderful addition to the series, and I can’t wait until volume 5 arrives!
Rating: 8/10

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