The Industrial Revolution has become all-out war! Mad Scientists, gifted with the Spark of genius, unleash insane inventions on an unprepared Europe. For centuries, a family of inventors kept the peace, but the last of them disappeared leaving Baron Klaus Wulfenbach to maintain order.
When university student Agatha Clay shows signs of having the Spark in a spectacular, destructive fashion, she captures the attention of the Baron—and the Baron’s handsome young son, Gilgamesh.
Agatha soon finds herself in the midst of the greatest minds of her generation, as well as palace intrigue, dashing heroes, and an imperial cat. She may be the most brilliant mind of her generation and the key to peace in Europe, but first, she has to survive.
Back in 2003, School Library Journal included Girl Genius in their Best Adult Books for High School Students and called it, "A sly and witty graphic novel."