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
Every Hidden Thing, Hardback (October 2016)
In the late nineteenth century, a budding romance develops between Rachel and Samuel, two teenagers from rival families of fossil hunters heading out to the badlands in seach of a rare dinosaur skeleton.
Nest, Hardback (October 2016)
"When wasps come to Steve in a dream offering to fix his sick baby brother, he thinks all he has to do is say yes. But yes may not mean what Steve thinks it means"--
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.
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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