Finalist for the CLA Young Adult Book Award
In this thrilling sequel to This Dark Endeavour, Victor Frankenstein is devastated by the death of his twin brother. The pains in his phantom missing fingers-sacrificed during his desperate attempt to save Konrad''s life-are a constant reminder of all he has lost. When the source of Victor''s recent misadventures, the Dark Library in the Frankenstein chateau, is dismantled and its contents destroyed in a fire, Victor spies a mysterious book in the flames. It claims to hold the secret to communicating with spirits, and leads Victor to an entryway into their hidden realms. With his cousin Elizabeth and dear friend Henry at his side, Kenneth Oppel''s most intriguing hero embarks on a dangerous quest tofind his brother in the great beyond and an adventure that is truly outof this world.