Monday, September 26, 2011

Review: This Dark Endeavor By: Kenneth Oppel

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

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

An interesting look at the beginning of Victor Frankenstein. The meeting of Konrad, his twin, who turns terribly ill - Elizabeth, the ward, grew up as a sister and became something else within his heart - friend Henry, the poet and conscious of the group, along with the Frankenstein family and their secrets an unusual alchemist, Polidori who has a madness inside of him and a vendetta against the man that destroyed him.

A gothic like tale of the boy that became interested in science and alchemy for the sake of saving his twin brother. Victor must retrieve special ingredients for the Elixir of Life, found in the hidden books of the dark library of the Frankenstein home. He needs Polidori to read the book and guide him to the ingredients and is forewarned by Polidori, "Good sir, neither the devil nor the angels have any part in my work."

Mr. Oppel has an interesting writing style and a way to grasp and capture your attention in the dark. This book is worth picking up and looking forward to another of Mr. Oppel's works.

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