This Dark Endeavor

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This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein by Kenneth Oppel

The purest intentions can stir up the darkest obsessions

Victor Frankenstein leads a charmed life. He and his twin brother Konrad and their beautiful cousin Elizabeth take lessons at home and spend their spare time fencing and horseback riding. Along with their friend, Henry, they have explored all the hidden passageways and secret rooms of the palatial Frankenstein chateau. Except one.

The Dark Library contains ancient tomes written in strange languages, and filled with forbidden knowledge. Their father makes them promise never to visit the library again, but when Konrad becomes deathly ill, Victor knows he must find the book that contains the recipe for the legendary Elixir of Life.

The elixir needs only three ingredients. But impossible odds, dangerous alchemy, and a bitter love triangle threaten their quest at every turn. (Source: HarperCollinsCanada)

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  1. this book is very intriguing, could’t stop reading it

  2. I really enjoyed this book. I was afraid it would be scary but it wasn’t. I read the original Frankenstein after reading this book, and found it interesting that Victor doesn’t have a twin brother in it. I always warned my students that the first few pages of the book are a story within a story so they don’t give up on the book right from the start. Of course, I was also ruining the surprise there. A number of students have told me they also enjoyed the sequel to this book, so I will definitely read it when I get a chance.

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