Such Wicked Intent
Devotion turns deadly in this second Gothic thriller from Kenneth Oppel.When does obsession become madness? Tragedy has forced sixteen-year-old Victor Frankenstein to swear off alchemy forever. He burns the Dark Library. He vows he will never dabble in the dark sciences again—just as he vows he... show more
Devotion turns deadly in this second Gothic thriller from Kenneth Oppel.When does obsession become madness? Tragedy has forced sixteen-year-old Victor Frankenstein to swear off alchemy forever. He burns the Dark Library. He vows he will never dabble in the dark sciences again—just as he vows he will no longer covet Elizabeth, his brother’s betrothed. If only these things were not so tempting. When he and Elizabeth discover a portal into the spirit world, they cannot resist. Together with Victor’s twin, Konrad, and their friend Henry, the four venture into a place of infinite possibilities where power and passion reign. But as they search for the knowledge to raise the dead, they unknowingly unlock a darkness from which they may never return.
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
Series: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein (#2)
In “Such Wicked Intent,” Kenneth Oppel returns to the characters that he established in “This Dark Endeavor.” Victor Frankenstein discovers a formula that purportedly can raise someone from the dead. Still mourning the tragic loss of his twin, Konrad, Victor again enlists the aid of Elizabeth and He...
Fast paced, fun read with some good character development. Full review to come.
Ich muss sagen, dass mir das zweite Buch, das Oppel rund um das Leben des jungen Victor Frankenstein geschrieben hat, deutlich besser gefallen hat, als der erste Band“Düsteres Verlangen”. Der erste Band wirkte auf mich zu sehr wie ein billiger Abklatsch der originalen Frankenstein-Geschichte von Mar...
*Worum geht's?*Konrad ist fort. Victor kann nicht fassen, dass all seine Bemühungen, all seine Opfer tatsächlich umsonst gewesen waren. Denn obwohl es ihm gelang, das Elixier des Lebens herzustellen, konnte er das Leben seines Bruders nicht retten. Diese irrsinnige Alchemie - nichts als Humbug! Voll...
You can also read this review hereSuch Wicked Intent is a very scary book. Seriously, this is even better than the first one and I'm not even sure that is possible. I was reading this in the daylight and I was scared to death. (Well, I don't watch scary movies either, so I guess my opinion on scary ...