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Included in this edition of This Dark Endeavor , enjoy a free edition of Mary Shelley's classic Frankenstein . The purest intentions can stir up the darkest obsessions. In this prequel to Mary Shelley’s gothic classic, Frankenstein , 16-year-old Victor Frankenstein begins a dark journey that will change his life forever. Victor’s twin, Konrad, has fallen ill, and no doctor is able to cure him. Unwilling give up on his brother, Victor, his beautiful cousin Elizabeth, and best friend Henry begin a treacherous search for the ingredients to create the forbidden Elixir of Life. Impossible odds, dangerous alchemy, and a bitter love triangle threaten their quest at every turn. Victor knows he must not fail. But his success depends on how far he is willing to push the boundaries of nature, science and, love -- and how much he is willing to sacrifice.

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    Ever since I read Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, I have been drawn to every adaptation I could get my hands on (and now have quite a collection). I am also an identical twin who has yet to find a book that captures the connection that is found between twins of this nature done correctly. Needless to say, I had very high expectations and was ready to be disappointed. I was blown away not only with the story lines but also the character development found in this book (as well as the second instalment). There is no way to recreate the poignant tale of one man's (the monster) journey to find love, connection, acceptance, and meaning of creation; such a story cannot be told any better. However, this book gives you a glimpse into what may have happened in Dr. Frankenstein's life to bring him to his future found in Mary Shelley's book. At the same time, he was able to show readers what the connection between twins is really like (the rivalry, the two halves of one whole, the need to stand tall and shine in your own way that is different from your twin, and the drive to do anything you can to save the one person who you can't live without because it would change what it is to be you). It is the b


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