Author(s): Kenneth Oppel
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 again, just as he vows he will no longer covet Elizabeth, his brother's betrothed. If only these things were not so tempting. When Victor and Elizabeth discover a portal into the spirit world, they cannot resist. Together with Victor's twin, Konrad, and their friend Henry, they 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.
Devotion turns deadly in this second Gothic thriller from Kenneth Oppel telling the story of young Victor Frankenstein's life - everything that happened before he became the creator of THAT monster.
"Oppel writes beautifully, conjuring up an atmospheric and gripping gothic adventure where our foreknowledge of Victor's ultimate quest only adds to the tension" Daily Mail "A standout sequel and engrossing ghost story" Kirkus
Kenneth Oppel is one of the great contemporary story-tellers. His first novel was published when he was eighteen years old. Since then, he has won extraordinary acclaim for his imaginative works, including the Silverwing trilogy and the Airborn series. The novel Airborn won both a Printz Honor and the Governor General's Award. His last novel Half Brother was named both Children's Book of the Year and Best Young Adult Book of the Year by the Canadian Library Association. Kenneth Oppel lives in Toronto with his family and can be found online at www.kennethoppel.ca