Synopses & Reviews
andlt;b andgt;Devotion turns deadly in this second Gothic thriller from Kenneth Oppel.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;When does obsession become madness? Tragedy has forced sixteen-year-old Victor Frankenstein to swear off alchemy forever. He burns the Dark Library. He vows he will never dabble in the dark sciences againand#8212;just as he vows he will no longer covet Elizabeth, his brotherand#8217;s betrothed.andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; If only these things were not so tempting.andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; When he and Elizabeth discover a portal into the spirit world, they cannot resist. Together with Victorand#8217;s twin, Konrad, and their friend Henry, the four venture into a place of infinite possibilities where power and passion reign. But as they search for the knowledge to raise the dead, they unknowingly unlock a darkness from which they may never return.andlt;iandgt;andlt;/iandgt;
About the Author
Kenneth Oppel is the author of numerous books for young readers. His award-winning Silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide and been adapted as an animated TV series and stage play. andlt;iandgt;Airbornandlt;/iandgt; won a Michael L. Printz Honor Book Award and the Canadian Governor Generalandrsquo;s Literary Award for childrenandrsquo;s literature; its sequel, andlt;iandgt;Skybreakerandlt;/iandgt;, was a andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestseller and was named Childrenandrsquo;s Novel of the Year by the London andlt;iandgt;Timesandlt;/iandgt;. He is also the author of andlt;iandgt;Half Brotherandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;This Dark Endeavorandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Such Wicked Intentandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;The Boundless.andlt;/iandgt; Born on Canadaandrsquo;s Vancouver Island, he has lived in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, Canada; in England and Ireland; and now resides in Toronto with his wife and children. Visit him at KennethOppel.ca.