"Victor and Konrad are the twin brothers Frankenstein. They are nearly inseparable. Growing up, their lives are filled with imaginary adventures...until the day their adventures turn all too real.
They stumble upon The Dark Library, and secret books of alchemy and ancient remedies are discovered. Father forbids that they ever enter the room again, but this only piques Victor's curiosity more. When Konrad falls gravely ill, Victor is not satisfied with the various doctors his parents have called in to help. He is drawn back to The Dark Library where he uncovers an ancient formula for the Elixir of Life. With their friend Elizabeth, Henry and Victor immediately set out to find assistance from a man who was once known for his alchemical works to help create the formula.
Determination and the unthinkable outcome of losing his brother spur Victor on in the quest for the three ingredients that will save Konrad's life. After scaling the highest trees in the Strumwald, diving into the deepest lake caves, and sacrificing one’s own body part, the three fearless friends risk their lives to save another. "
I cannot wait for this book to be out in Canada! (AND OH EM GEE IT'S OUT ON MY BIRTHDAY!) It sounds incredibly fascinating, and I'm a sucker for the nice cover~ I have not read anything by Kenneth Oppel, not even the Silverwing books, but I have always meant to get to them, I just never found the time. I will, definitely, be trying to buy this and get to reading it though.
I remember Kenneth Oppel visiting my school once for an Author Visit and I didn't know who the hell he was then. I briefly remembered his name from a reading project I had to do in elementary school that I never finished, but that's all. It's a great shame that I hadn't (still haven't) read any of his books and so couldn't get a signature. However, I did get to meet him in person and he is a very passionate writer with many ideas and great pointers. Here's hoping he comes to visit again!