This Dark Endeavour
By (author) Kenneth Oppel
This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel
Book DescriptionThe purest intentions can stir up the darkest obsessions. In this prequel to Mary Shelley's gothic classic, "Frankenstein", 16-year-old Victor Frankenstein begins a dark journey that will change his life forever. Victor's twin, Konrad, has fallen ill, and no doctor is able to cure him. Unwilling to give up on his brother, Victor enlists his beautiful cousin Elizabeth and best friend Henry on a treacherous search for the ingredients to create the forbidden Elixir of Life. Impossible odds, dangerous alchemy and a bitter love triangle threaten their quest at every turn. Victor knows he must not fail. But his success depends on how far he is willing to push the boundaries of nature, science, and love - and how much he is willing to sacrifice.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780857560124
(214mm x 144mm x 34mm)
Imprint: David Fickling Books
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kenneth Oppel
Nest, Hardback (March 2016)
Award-winning author Kenneth Oppel creates an eerie masterpiece in this compelling story that explores disability and diversity, fears and dreams, and what ultimately makes a family. With illustrations from celebrated artist Jon Klassen.
Half Brother, Paperback (December 2015)
Ben Tomlin has been an only child for thirteen years. So when his research-scientist parents bring home a baby chimp to raise as a human child, Ben's life is turned upside-down. Teaching a baby chimp how to understand language is not his idea of fun, especially when he's trying to settle in at his new school.
Silverwing, Paperback (May 2015)
The first novel in Kenneth Oppel's The New York Times bestselling Silverwing trilogy, with over a million copies sold worldwide. A new edition for the UK with an amazing new cover design, this is a book with mass appeal. An astonishing fable for young adults and adults alike - Silverwing is Watership Down for a new generation.
Boundless, Paperback (May 2015)» View all books by Kenneth Oppel
Will Everett always wished for an adventure - but he wasn't expecting it to start the moment he boarded the Boundless, the largest and most magnificent train ever built.
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Author Biography - Kenneth Oppel
Kenneth Oppel is one of the great contemporary story-tellers. His first novel was published when he was eighteen years old. Since then, he has won extraordinary acclaim for his imaginative works, including the Silverwing trilogy and the Airborn series. The novel Airborn won both a Printz Honor and the Governor General's Award. His last novel Half Brother was named both Children's Book of the Year and Best Young Adult Book of the Year by the Canadian Library Association. Kenneth Oppel lives in Toronto with his family and can be found online at www.kennethoppel.ca
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