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This Dark Endeavor - Kenneth Oppel
This Dark Endeavor
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Bravery, danger, and intense passion. How does obsession begin?Victor and Konrad are the twin brothers Frankenstein. They are nearly inseparable. Growing up, their lives are filled with imaginary adventures...until the day their adventures turn all too real.     They stumble upon the Dark Library... show more
Bravery, danger, and intense passion. How does obsession begin?Victor and Konrad are the twin brothers Frankenstein. They are nearly inseparable. Growing up, their lives are filled with imaginary adventures...until the day their adventures turn all too real.     They stumble upon the Dark Library and discover secret books of alchemy and ancient remedies. Father forbids them from ever entering the room again, but when Konrad falls gravely ill, Victor is drawn back to the Dark Library where he uncovers an ancient formula for the Elixir of Life. Victor, along with his beautiful cousin Elizabeth and friend Henry, immediately set out to find a man who was once known for his alchemical works to help them create the formula.     Determined to save Konrad, the three friends scale the highest trees in Strumwald, dive into the deepest lakes, and even make an unthinkable sacrifice in their quest for the elixir’s ingredients. And as if their task was not complicated enough, a new realm of danger—that of illicit love—threatens to end the ordeal in tragedy.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781442403161 (1442403160)
ASIN: 1442403160
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein (#1)
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The English Student
The English Student rated it
2.5 This Dark Endeavour - Kenneth Oppel
A YA prequel to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (which kind of feels weird in itself), This Dark Endeavour imagines a young Victor Frankenstein whose twin, Konrad (not in the original), falls dangerously ill with a mysterious blood disease (leukemia, maybe?). Victor, desperate to save him, embarks on a ...
Barbara's Booky Blog
Barbara's Booky Blog rated it
5.0
This is in essence a prequel to Mary Shelley's [b:Frankenstein|18490|Frankenstein|Mary Shelley|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1311647465s/18490.jpg|4836639] and as such is Victor Frankenstein's first attempts at alchemy in an effort to save his twin brother Konrad's life. Victor's best friend Henry a...
Boxes of Paper
Boxes of Paper rated it
0.0 This Dark Endeavour: Apprenticeship Of Victor Frankenstein
I think Mary Shelley would be very proud. Thrills and chills galore! Full review to come.
wordchasing
wordchasing rated it
3.0
3.5 starsI read Scarlett as a teen and I decided it had put me off this prequel/sequel written by someone else business for life. (Really, can you blame me? That book is the worst.) Then they went and made Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story and I could have rage-cried from the whole ’have we...
jenryland
jenryland rated it
I don't include audiobooks on my challenge stats, but I will do an audiobook review on this one sometime soon.Long story short: loved this. Great foreshadowing in the beginning which made me nervous from the get-go. To me, it lagged a little in the middle, but then ... wow. The author really went to...
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