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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This Dark Endeavor

This one ha I was interested in reading this book partially because of the hype. But, I’m sad, as well as ecstatic because Dafk know what lies in Victor’s future, and now that I actually sympathize with him so much, it’s depressing… This book is amazing, and even if you haven’t read Frankensteinyou’ll still be able to follow it. What time does this book take place in? To be honest, the lure of it kept me reading when I wasn’t sure I could keep going.

There are some shards of learning in them, but compared to our modern knowledge they are like childish dreams…. While Konrad apparently loves Elizabeth for her generous and warm nature, Victor is drawn her spirited and animalistic side. Here is a love triangle that shouldn’t annoy anyone, even those who typically hate them. Frankly I don’t see why this book had to be about Victor Frankenstein at all; it could have been the story of any young, remarkable and enterprising boy raised in a well-to-do, enlightened late eighteenth-century European family, and the book might have even been better for it.


Although each of these characters is important in their own way, Victor is undoubtedly the star of the show endsavor he is incredible in the strangest way. We hope to have this fixed soon.

The one bit I didn’t really enjoy which, unfortunately, was kind of a big part of the story was the old alchemist who helped Victor create the elixir.

Skip the preface and move on to the meat of the thing! His search for a cure leads him to the Bibliotheca Obscura i. The closeness, feeling each other’s pain as if it were our own, the lengths we would go for the other was all perfectly depicted in this book.

At around twelve Tyis decided I wanted to be a writer this came after deciding I wanted to be a scientist, and then an architect. This is book one in The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein series which I believe is being made into a trilogy.

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Just so you know, in the original, Victor had no twin brother, only younger brothers, and he had always loved Elizabeth from the time she came to live with his family. It was really good!

This Dark Endeavor, by Kenneth Oppel – The Globe and Mail

In This Dark EndeavorFhis couldn’t help but be uneasy through the most dangerous parts, as if I were right there experiencing every frightening, squeamish moment along with the characters. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The word “Frankenstein” often conjures up images of a block-headed monster brought to life by a mad scientist.


I actually liked the guy! He created Victor Frankenstein’s early years and illustrated the reasons and facts, that lead young Victor to become the famous Dr.

This Dark Endeavor | Book by Kenneth Oppel | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

Their friend Henry also spends a great deal of time at the chateau. I loved the way Oppel chose to portray Victor.

Geneva, Switzerland; the early s Coverly Love?: Light, fluffy and completely forgettable. Elizabeth is the younger cousin to Victor and Konrad. Original Review Metaphors and Moonlight Yes, there is something of a love triangle, but I really didn’t find that it detracted that much from the story.

Victor is passionate and odd and has just a little bit of darkness in him.

I haven’t been moved to tears like th Favorite YA read from The fifteen year-old Victor of This Dark Endeavor is passionate to a fault, deeply curious, and insatiably hungry for answers.

Of course, Oppel’s work is not a true retelling.

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