marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

Agatha Heterodyne and the Sleeping City

Agatha Heterodyne and the Sleeping City by Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio

Volume 13.  Action!  Adventure!  Romance!  Mad Science!

Another year, another books, and once again, the plot rushes on with no concern for boundaries of covers.  Well, almost none.  It does take up after the cliff-hanger, and end on one humdinger of a cliff-hanger.  So -- spoilers ahead for the earlier volumes!

It opens with the Castle being recharged with lightning strikes, and so moving against the Wulfenbach forces.  Gil tries to save Agatha by kidnapping her before his father kills her.  Franz stops him and takes him off, without hurting hm because Agatha tells Franz she's somewhat in love with him.  Some tender moments between Zeetha and Higgs -- she's afraid he will be angry she's up and about after her injuries -- and a charge out of the city.  Agatha undergoes Dark Rites at the cathedral because some are integral to protecting the world.  The Baron decides to deal with a problem himself.  And Tarvek's cousin Marcellus kidnaps Agatha because he needs her to pull off his Storm King stunt; difficult, but he does it, and drags her to a portal.  Unfortunately, going through that -- interacts with the Baron's decision.

The rest involves a very vain reindeer clank, a surprising bundle of joy, a new jaeger general (no, not one of the ones we know of but haven't met), a weasel being very necessary for Agatha, a guard slime that is very confused by Agatha telling it she doesn't want it to obey, pig clanks with wings, loyal hounds, and much more.
Tags: fiction reviews: steampunk

  • The Book of Yokai

    The Book of Yokai: Mysterious Creatures of Japanese Folklore by Michael Dylan Foster An intriguing discussion of the multitude of yokai in Japanese…

  • Religions of Tibet in Practice

    Religions of Tibet in Practice by Donald S. Lopez Jr. A collection of primary sources. Heavy on commentary. Includes epics and lives, instructions…

  • Religions of China in Practice

    Religions of China in Practice by Donald S. Lopez Jr. Primary source from China. Includes discussion of whether the Buddha is eternal or has…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded