Ep 5 Twins. Alchemy. Quest. This Dark Endeavour: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein by Kenneth Oppel

By Tanya Polasek

Looking for your next great YA read? Manitoba educator Tanya Polasek has hand-picked a book straight off the shelf! Students, parents, and teachers can sit back and relax while she reads the first chapter of a Canadian Young Adult book each Friday. Call in with your questions during the LIVE radio show or search episodes for a specific title. Your next read starts with First Chapter Fridays.

Follow 16 year-old Victor Frankenstein, his cousin Elizabeth, and their friend Henry on a quest to help save Konrad, Victor’s twin. This prequel to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein takes readers through secret passages into a forgotten library and beyond in search of a cure. There are dangers at every turn as they hunt down the ingredients to the Elixir of Life, and Victor must ask himself how far he’s willing to go to save his brother.