Such Wicked Intent is the second in the Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein series. I wasn’t able to stop reading this book until I had finished. It is just as suspenseful and eventful as the first. I love reading more about Victor Frankenstein and leaning more about him and Konrad, Elizabeth and Henry. This is another book that I was happy to get as I greatly liked the first. This is a unique series that will become a must read for many. You don’t really find many teen books with this type of plot, but it is wonderful. I look forward to reading the next by Kenneth Oppel.
After the tragedy that caused Victor Frankenstein to swear off his passion of alchemy he finds himself burning down the Dark Library (something I could never do). When Victor and Elizabeth find a new portal to the spirit world they find that they can not stop themselves from searching it. When they search this portal what will happen? Why are they searching for the power to raise the dead and what will happen to them on their quest for this knowledge? Will they be able to escape the darkness or will the darkness conquer them?
Devotion turns deadly in this second Gothic thriller from 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 he and Elizabeth discover a portal into the spirit world, they cannot resist. Together with Victor’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.