The title of this volume, The City of Lightning, was announced by Phil on Girl Genius Adventures in early February 2016.

The fifteenth volume of Girl Genius begins with…

The colors were done by Cheyenne Wright.

The first page of volume 2 of act 2 begins here: January 19, 2015 . While this volume is often referred to as the second volume of act 2 for short, it is officially the second book of The Second Journey of Agatha Heterodyne.


This volume has four pages of extras, providing a fairly extensive cast list with capsule descriptions of the characters along with definitions of some terms used in the story, at the beginning of the book. Presumably a cast list has been included in this volume, although it hasn't been present in previous ones, because books in the Second Journey are supposed to be a good starting point for new readers. The previous volumes (The First Journey of Agatha Heterodyne, books 1–13) did each have a summary of "The Story So Far" and a short, humorous capsule biography of the professors, which this volume omits.

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