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.

Author: JoJolabar JoJozuru
Country: Saint Kitts and Nevis
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Medical
Published (Last): 1 June 2012
Pages: 353
PDF File Size: 13.48 Mb
ePub File Size: 20.77 Mb
ISBN: 227-5-71348-176-8
Downloads: 80750
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Faekazahn

I guess I’m drawn to characters with delusions of grandeur who want to prove their worth. After reading the synopsis of this book, I decided to give it thia try.

This Dark Endeavor, by Kenneth Oppel

Lists with This Book. Konrad is athletic, smart, and social and he has earned the love of a certain someoneand Victor wishes he could be more like him. Any book that encourages kids to read a classic is a good thing, but This Dark Endeavor is also good in its own right. With the help of his beautiful cousin Elizabeth and best friend Henry; Victor pushes the boundaries of nature and science in a treacherous search for the ingredients to help Konrad. If anything, I wish the author had included more scenes where Victor and Konrad got along.

This should only take a few moments. Thus, Victor is just as much a hypocrite as his father, and of course has too much hubris to realise this himself. And, on the other, terrifying, heart-breaking, and absolutely tragic.

  HUD FORM 92541 PDF

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

But if you like the idea of a romance with paranormal elements in it, then maybe give this book a go. Wollstonekraft endfavor was a writer and feminist, well-known for her work A Vindication of the Rights of Women. You must understand that these books were written centuries ago.

I’ve heard that there might be a movie version coming out in the next few years. Doted on by loving parents, treated to a rigorous liberal education, and given the companionship of their adopted distant cousin Elizabeth and neighbor Henry, at fifteen years of age the twins want for nothing.

Kenneth Oppel has such a oppwl with words that I was drawn in right from the beginning. He, Elizabeth, and the hilariously charming, although scardy-cat, Henry Clerval set out on some death-defying adventures in order to procure the unusual items.

This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel

Plus, receive recommendations for your next Book Club read. In fact, I thought it really added to my understanding of Victor as a character. I will certainly be watching this film.

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, daark and enterprising boy raised in a well-to-do, enlightened late eighteenth-century Europ This book is sort of crap, but oppdl does a reasonably good job of hiding the fact most of the time. Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover!


As a book worm, my favorite part was obviously the Dark Library! What’s more impressive than a quest for the Elixir of Life, one of the most desired substances in history? Price may vary by retailer. Oppel’s past novels for children have showcased his talent for writing action-packed tales. They stumble upon the Dark Library and discover secret books of alchemy and ancient remedies.

They also have a tag-along friend who fancies himself a playwright, and a fiery female cousin who has lived with them since childhood and who wants to marry Konrad. I would have liked to see a little opple about alchemy, those were by far the most interesting parts of the story and what really drew me into it.

Read more of my reviews at Cornerfolds. I feel almost gutted.

View all 10 comments. Elizabeth is the love interest here, if there must be one. Open Preview See a Problem? I was paralysed with excitement. The target audience, though, is teens, most of whom will not be familiar with the source material.

Here is a love triangle that shouldn’t annoy anyone, even those who typically hate them. Geneva, Switzerland; the early s Coverly Love?: I wanted to see more enceavor, and Victor going batshit crazy but alas that didn’t happen.