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Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle

Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle by Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio

Agatha returns in another novelization.  It starts off smoothly enough, a new beginning despite the the volumes that have gone before, but be forewarned it does end on a cliff-hanger.

Agatha comes for the first time to her rightful town, Mechanicsburg.  Which is waiting for, longing for, a new Heterodyne.  There are skeptics -- making a coffee machine helps quell that -- and a pink airship carrying a well-prepared imposter.

So it involves her learning about the Castle's problems -- it's badly broken, despite having had years of repairs from Sparks and other criminals -- Othar's being caught by a monster hunter (who just flirts with one in the Baron's service), Moloch and Agatha meeting again, the backstory of Gil and Tarvek, Agatha's walking across a narrow bridge, Gil standing off an army, and much more.
Tags: fiction reviews: alternate world fantasy, fiction reviews: steampunk

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