This Dark EndeavorBook - 2011
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The power of a story is revealed when it echoes down through the years, influencing modern writers. Oppel's Frankenstein prequel series is one of the best derivative works based on the original.
CRRL_ChristineC Feb 06, 2017
What if Victor Frankenstein had a twin brother? A love triangle with his cousin is a key part of this dark mystery, as Frankenstein races to find a cure for his dying twin.
Victor is not the only Frankenstein; he also has a brother, Konrad. But when Konrad falls gravely ill, Victor develops an obsession with death and trying to stop it--and help his brother. Will Victor save Konrad, or will he create a monster within himself?
CRRLTeens Oct 01, 2014
When Victor Frankenstein's twin brother falls gravely ill, Victor turns to the study of alchemy in order to save a life. But is he starting down a path he can never return from?
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 an... Read More »
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Young Victor Frankenstein is a rich and privileged young man, the kind of boy who you might say has everything -- but Victor has always felt second best compared to his twin, Konrad. Victor's perfect life is shaken by two events -- his brother falls terribly ill, and he finds a secret room at the heart of his house, the laboratory of an alchemist ancestor. Although Victor promises his father that he won't go back, he suspects that only alchemy will save his brother's life, and he drags his cousin Elizabeth and his friend Henry into a dangerous quest to make the Elixir of Life. This quest will challenge Victor in body and soul; as he and Elizabeth work together, he finds himself falling in love with her, even though she loves Konrad. Will Victor be able to finish the Elixir and save his brother's life?
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