The Second Journey of Agatha Heterodyne is the full, official title of the second, and possibly final, set of volumes in the story of Agatha Heterodyne, which has the blanket title Girl Genius. The titles of the volumes in this part of the story do not begin with the same fixed phrase ("Agatha Heterodyne and the…") the way the volumes in the first part do.
This part of the story was originally called Act 2 and is still referred to this way as a much shorter nickname by both fans and the Foglios. This set of volumes starts at overall volume number 14, but this book is identified on its cover and in catalogs and most other references by the Foglios as the first volume of The Second Journey of Agatha Heterodyne. The Second Journey so far includes eight completed volumes, seven of them named, and a ninth volume currently being serialized on the Girl Genius website.
Volumes in Second Journey are nunbered with a prefix of "2-" on this wiki to distinguish them from the the original thirteen volumes of act 1 (which, for historical reasons, usually have their volumes numbers given as Roman numerals on this wiki). Although the covers of the printed volumes in the Second Journey have titles such as Kings and Wizards: Book 4 of the Second Journey of Agatha Heterodyne, the Foglios often refer to the books by their overall volume number (volume 17 for Kings and Wizards) and the latest printed volumes have the overall volume number printed on the spine as well as the "book" number. For example, Vol. 19 Second Journey Book 6 Girl Genius: Sparks and Monsters is on the spine of volume 2-6 (overall volume 19).
Titles of Volumes Included in The Second Journey
- The Beast of the Rails
- The City of Lightning
- The Incorruptible Library
- Kings and Wizards
- Queens and Pirates
- Sparks and Monsters
- The Exorcism Engines