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This book is followed by ''Literature/AgathaHAndTheVoiceOfTheCastle''.

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This book is followed by ''Literature/AgathaHAndTheVoiceOfTheCastle''.''Literature/AgathaHAndTheClockworkPrincess''.

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->''"In conclusion, the evidence shows that there has not been a legitimate sighting of either William or Barry Hererodyne since they assisted int he cleanup of Woggleburg after the destruction of Lord Womak's castle sixteen years ago. All such reported sightings have proved to be either fradulent Heterodynes or simple cases of mistaken identity. However, amongst the general populace, the belief that they are still 'out there' fighting the good fight remains unshakable, as is the conviction that someday, they will return. This belief remains despite the fact that their castle is in ruins, their lands are overrun, their servants are scattered and indeed nothing remains but their name."''
-->--Summary of report to Baron Wulfenbach


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This book is followed by ''Literature/AgathaHAndTheVoiceOfTheCastle''.


** In the webcomic, when [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040716 Agatha refused Gil's advances, he got violent.]] In the book, it's emphasized that [[{{Adorkable}} he has no idea what to say to get her to accept the engagement]], and he only grabbed Agatha because they were in a dangerous situation and needed to escape.

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** In the webcomic, when [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040716 Agatha refused Gil's advances, he got violent.]] In the book, it's emphasized that [[{{Adorkable}} he has no idea what to say to get her to accept the engagement]], engagement, and he only grabbed Agatha because they were in a dangerous situation and needed to escape.

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* EncyclopediaExposita: Chapters are prefaced with snippets of in-universe media. Examples include a report on false Heterodyne sightings, folk-wisdom-y peasant sayings and truisms, the drinking song that appears in the above "Drunken Song" entry, excerpts from children's rhymes, and a diary entry.


* AdaptationExpansion: Not much, but there's a number of small added details and background info, particularly with Krosp and his creator Dr. Vapnoople. See also the EarlyBirdCameo.

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* AdaptationExpansion: Not much, but there's a number of The prologue is set 16 years before the main story starts and focuses on Bill and Barry Heterodyne, who have only been seen in flashbacks (and alluded to by storytellers) in the comic. Otherwise small added details and background info, information are added, particularly with Krosp and his creator Dr. Vapnoople. See also the EarlyBirdCameo.



* EarlyBirdCameo: The prologue is set 16 years before the main story starts and focuses on Bill and Barry Heterodyne. Both characters have only been seen in flashbacks and stories in the web comic.
** The Corbettite Railways also get a mention, with the Baron placating a complaining town council by offering them a shiny new railway station. This was also in the comic.



* Shoutout: Many and often

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%% * Shoutout: Many and often


* CoversAlwaysLie: The US version of the cover attempts to depict the scene where Agatha and Gil battle the slaver-wasps on board the airship. Except Agatha is wearing the wrong outfit, Gil has been replaced with Krosp and a Wulfenbach clank, and the wasps with.. giant toothy mechanical snakes. Or tentacle-claws. Or something.

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* CameBackWrong: [[WeCanRebuildHim Given the world,]] this happens so often that it's been termed PRT or Post-Revivification Trauma.
** This is speculated to be what's wrong with Von Pinn, given that most of the Wulfenbach students think she's Lucrezia Mongfish.
* CoversAlwaysLie: The US version of the cover attempts to depict the scene where Agatha and Gil battle the slaver-wasps on board the airship. Except Agatha is wearing the wrong outfit, Gil has been replaced with Krosp and a Wulfenbach clank, and the wasps with.. giant toothy mechanical snakes. snakes? Or tentacle-claws. Or tentacle-claws, or something.



** The Corbettite Railways also get a mention, with the Baron placating a complaining town council by offering them a shiny new railway station.

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** The Corbettite Railways also get a mention, with the Baron placating a complaining town council by offering them a shiny new railway station. This was also in the comic.



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Wooster and Zoing's fight.

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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Wooster and Zoing's fight.fight over who'll serve the tea.



* IronicNurseryTune: Used for Slaver Wasp infection.



* MilitaryMoonshiner: Moloch

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* MilitaryMoonshiner: MolochMoloch, in fact he's such a conosueire that he can drink something that melts through a tin cup.
* MundaneObjectAmazement: Given she lived as a commoner away from Sparks Agatha has never had a '''Shower''' before, let alone scented soap.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Hinted at, while Agatha's walking home from the university, several shopkeepers and residents of Beetleburg are already packing up shop in a big hurry.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Hinted at, while Agatha's walking home from the university, university post Baron, several shopkeepers and residents of Beetleburg are already packing up shop in a big hurry.


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* Shoutout: Many and often


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* [[WeCanRebuildHim We Can Rebuild Her]]: This is what Klaus says he'll do for Zulenna after she was fatally stabbed.


* DrunkenSong: Chapter 4 opens with a hilarious drinking song about Castle Wulfenbach, which is laden with innuendo about how large and powerful the Baron's "great big thing" is.

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* DrunkenSong: Chapter 4 opens with a hilarious drinking song about [[CoolAirship Castle Wulfenbach, Wulfenbach]], which is laden with innuendo about how large and powerful the Baron's "great big thing" is.


* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: A minor one. In the original comic, Gil complains on seeing Theo that he never replied to his letters, but quickly moved on. Here, the students of Castle Wulfenbach make mention of having sent letters to Gil he never replied to, and they're greatly hurt by the apparent snub. Why exactly the Baron (or possibly Von Pinn) felt the need to drive a wrench between his son and his friends is not explained in the novel. (The comic eventually revealed that [[http://girlgenius.wikia.com/wiki/Xerxsephnia_von_Blitzengaard Xerxsephnia von Blitzengaard]] has been intercepting mail both to and ''from'' him for years -- effectively isolating him from his peers while giving the little {{Yandere}} a sneak-peek into his life. Wow.)

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* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: A minor one. In the original comic, Gil complains on seeing Theo that he never replied to his letters, but quickly moved on. Here, the students of Castle Wulfenbach make mention of having sent letters to Gil he never replied to, and they're greatly hurt by the apparent snub. Why exactly the Baron (or possibly Von Pinn) felt the need to drive a wrench between his son and his friends is not explained in the novel. (The comic eventually revealed that [[http://girlgenius.wikia.com/wiki/Xerxsephnia_von_Blitzengaard Xerxsephnia von Blitzengaard]] has been intercepting mail both to and ''from'' him for years -- effectively isolating him from his peers while giving the little {{Yandere}} a sneak-peek into his life. Wow.)


* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: A minor one. In the original comic, Gil complains on seeing Theo that he never replied to his letters, but quickly moved on. Here, the students of Castle Wulfenbach make mention of having sent letters to Gil he never replied to, and they're greatly hurt by the apparent snub. Why exactly the Baron (or possibly Von Pinn) felt the need to drive a wrench between his son and his friends is not explained in the novel. (The comic eventually revealed that a somewhat psychotic admirer of Gil's has been intercepting his mail for years, heavily implying she was responsible.)

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* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: A minor one. In the original comic, Gil complains on seeing Theo that he never replied to his letters, but quickly moved on. Here, the students of Castle Wulfenbach make mention of having sent letters to Gil he never replied to, and they're greatly hurt by the apparent snub. Why exactly the Baron (or possibly Von Pinn) felt the need to drive a wrench between his son and his friends is not explained in the novel. (The comic eventually revealed that a somewhat psychotic admirer of Gil's [[http://girlgenius.wikia.com/wiki/Xerxsephnia_von_Blitzengaard Xerxsephnia von Blitzengaard]] has been intercepting his mail both to and ''from'' him for years, heavily implying she was responsible.years -- effectively isolating him from his peers while giving the little {{Yandere}} a sneak-peek into his life. Wow.)

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* DrunkenSong: Chapter 4 opens with a hilarious drinking song about Castle Wulfenbach, which is laden with innuendo about how large and powerful the Baron's "great big thing" is.
-->Hide the women! Hide the beer!\\
The Baronís great big thing is here!\\
Itís huge and fat and long and round\\
And you can see it from the ground.\\
It flies way high up in the air\\
He rides it here, he rides it there.\\
And every mad boy lives in fear\\
That Klaus will stick it in his ear.


A novelization of the first major StoryArc of the award-winning webcomic series ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', released in Jan 2011. It follows the webcomic ''very'' closely, often having a distinct 1:1 mapping between panel and paragraph, but it does have a few interesting departures.

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A novelization of the first major StoryArc (volumes 1-3) of the award-winning webcomic series ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', released in Jan 2011. It follows the webcomic ''very'' closely, often having a distinct 1:1 mapping between panel and paragraph, but it does have a few interesting departures.


* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: A minor one. In the original comic, Gil complains on seeing Theo that he never replied to his letters, but quickly moved on. Here, the students of Castle Wulfenbach make mention of having sent letters to Gil he never replied to, and they're greatly hurt by the apparent snub. Why exactly the Baron (or possibly Von Pinn) felt the need to drive a wrench between his son and his friends is not explained in the novel. (The comic eventually revealed that a suitor of Gil's has been intercepting his mail for years, heavily implying she was responsible.)

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* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: A minor one. In the original comic, Gil complains on seeing Theo that he never replied to his letters, but quickly moved on. Here, the students of Castle Wulfenbach make mention of having sent letters to Gil he never replied to, and they're greatly hurt by the apparent snub. Why exactly the Baron (or possibly Von Pinn) felt the need to drive a wrench between his son and his friends is not explained in the novel. (The comic eventually revealed that a suitor somewhat psychotic admirer of Gil's has been intercepting his mail for years, heavily implying she was responsible.)



* UncertainDoom: The last time Bill and Barry were seen together by anyone (who is talking, anyway) was over a decade before the story starts, helping the survivors after another attack by The Other. The last Adam and Lilith heard from Barry, it was from a vague and garbled note shoved under their door while they were out.

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* UncertainDoom: The last time Bill and Barry were seen together by anyone (who is talking, anyway) was over a decade before the story starts, helping the survivors after another attack by The Other. The last Adam and Lilith heard from Barry, it Barry was from a vague and vague, garbled and much-traveled note shoved under their door while they were out.


* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: A minor one. In the original comic, Gil complains on seeing Theo that he never replied to his letters, but quickly moved on. Here, the students of Castle Wulfenbach make mention of having sent letters to Gil he never replied to, and they're greatly hurt by the apparent snub. Why exactly the Baron (or possibly Von Pinn) felt the need to drive a wrench between his son and his friends is not explained in the novel. (The comic eventually reveals a suitor of Gil's has been intercepting his mail for years, heavily implying she was responsible.)

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* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: A minor one. In the original comic, Gil complains on seeing Theo that he never replied to his letters, but quickly moved on. Here, the students of Castle Wulfenbach make mention of having sent letters to Gil he never replied to, and they're greatly hurt by the apparent snub. Why exactly the Baron (or possibly Von Pinn) felt the need to drive a wrench between his son and his friends is not explained in the novel. (The comic eventually reveals revealed that a suitor of Gil's has been intercepting his mail for years, heavily implying she was responsible.)


* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: A minor one. In the original comic, Gil complains on seeing Theo that he never replied to his letters, but quickly moved on. Here, the students of Castle Wulfenbach make mention of having sent letters to Gil he never replied to, and they're greatly hurt by the apparent snub. Why exactly the Baron (or possibly Von Pinn) felt the need to drive a wrench between his son and his friends is not explained.

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* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: A minor one. In the original comic, Gil complains on seeing Theo that he never replied to his letters, but quickly moved on. Here, the students of Castle Wulfenbach make mention of having sent letters to Gil he never replied to, and they're greatly hurt by the apparent snub. Why exactly the Baron (or possibly Von Pinn) felt the need to drive a wrench between his son and his friends is not explained.explained in the novel. (The comic eventually reveals a suitor of Gil's has been intercepting his mail for years, heavily implying she was responsible.)

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* HoistByHerOwnPetard: The reason Zulenna's attempt to distract a guard and get over to Castle Wulfenbach during the mess with the Hive Engine doesn't work. Some weeks prior, Zulenna had upbraided a guard for being improperly dressed while off-duty, and said guard points out that if such a person was suddenly trying to be nice to him, in a world where Slaver Wasps are a thing, he'd have to be pretty damn stupid to fall for it, wouldn't he? If Theo and Sleipnir hadn't been present with a good wrench, he'd have had her arrested then and there.


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* LoveEpiphany: Gil gets one just after he and Agatha take down the Slaver Wasps.

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