This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel is a brilliantly layered exploration of what made Victor Frankenstein the man he became. When Konrad, Victor's �better� twin, falls mortally ill, Victor turns to the secret Dark Library in Chateau Frankenstein and the forbidden arts of alchemy to find a cure. Victor's struggle to pit fraternal love against his baser emotions, particularly his animal attraction to their cousin Elizabeth, who loves Konrad, gives a compelling psychological edge to this richly imagined Gothic thriller.


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