This Dark Endeavour. Apprenticeship Of Victor Frankenstein. by Kenneth Oppel The Dark Library contains ancient tomes written in strange languages, and. 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 ti. The Dark Library contains ancient tomes written in strange languages, and filled with forbidden knowledge. Their father makes them promise never to visit the.

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Read more of my reviews at Cornerfolds. Kenneth Oppel really works with my imagination, sometimes when I read his work I take it much too far. It turned out to be quite a long story, really a short novel, and I rewrote it the next summer. And while it is undeniable that Victor loves his brother, there are moments in the book where jealousy rears its ugly head, and Victor himself is afraid of his motivations.

Aug 29, Scarlett Readz and Runz Giant, should-be-extinct aquatic creatures! The only reason kwnneth got four stars and not five is that the sudden appearance of a love triangle quite bothered me.

This Dark Endeavor, by Kenneth Oppel

Growing up, their lives are filled endevor imaginary adventures I can’t wait to read the next one and, perhaps, even read the classic all of this was based on! This is the story of Victor and Konrad Frankenstein, along with their cousin, Elizabeth, and good friend, Henry.


Thank you for your patience. Light to his shadow, and all that.

This should only take a few moments. There are midnight excursions for rare plants, underground caverns, alchemical brews, dungeons, and secret laboratories. Kenneth Oppel teach us a life lesson through Victor’s experience. This Dark Endeavour introduces year-old Victor Frankenstein. In This Dark EndeavorKenneth Oppel adds a prologue to Shelley’s classic with a young adult novel about Victor Frankenstein, the teenager who will grow up to play God.

Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. He also came off as selfish and brash, and several times I questioned his motives as to if he really wanted kenjeth save his brother or just take all the glory for the potion himself.

Favorite YA read from Overall I really enjoyed This Dark Endeavor!

Why would he waste time with the preface? Elizabeth is in love with Konrad the good, nice twinbut soon, Victor starts to fall in love with her as well. But I am impressed with Oppel’s originality. That book is the worst. I think entirely too much about my fingers being broken, sometimes by accident, but mostly with force by some assailant. Konrad is athletic, smart, and social and he has earned the love of a certain someoneand Victor wishes he could be more like him.

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When Victor and his friends make contact with an impoverished, crippled alchemist, things finally get a little more interesting.

Victor is surprisingly heroic, and he’s hardly that in the original novel.


Plus, receive recommendations for your kejneth Book Club read. Democrat Elizabeth Warren close to deciding on U. A 30cc injection of Meh. It’s just all the pre-release hyping had teased my expectations with its seductive, titillating premise and then left me tnis, unsatisfied and sporting a painful case of blue brains. It got under my skin and in my head in a way that doesn’t normally happen when I read. Science and Faith are both equally strong points of This Dark Endeavor.

There is much more to the story, though.

THe other characters are also expertly drawn, with the tension between brothers a palpable thing throughout the book. Report an error Editorial code of conduct. I have an intense fear of giant birds, water and fish of any size, specifically sharks and prehistoric looking things like this one, and loss of limbs or permanent body mutilation.

This one had my name written all over it. I really loved this book. However, the whole book basically rides on peaks and troughs like this; nearly the entire second third consists of the trio wandering around looking for ingredients for this Elixir of Life, and it just isn’t all that exciting. This was actually my third time reading this book.