Today marks not only Halloween — but the end of our month-long feature on This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel. But before we bid farewell to this fabulous book, here’s a look back at the highlights:
Our writing contest is open through midnight (PT) tonight — and at last check, there were very few entries, so that means you have very good odds of winning!
For this contest, we invited you to write your own short story inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. It can be a prequel, a sequel, an alternate ending, or maybe a missing scene from the original book.
Up to FIVE winners will receive a copy of This Dark Endeavor, courtesy of Simon & Schuster. See complete rules & details here!
This Dark Endeavor: The Frankenstein Factor
This Dark Endeavor is written as a prequel to Frankenstein, and we used that as inspiration for lots of our educational posts this month:
- Exploring Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- Meet Mary Shelley
- Classic Horror Novels
- References to Mary Shelley & Frankenstein in This Dark Endeavor
- Beyond This Dark Endeavor: Other Frankenstein spin-offs, adaptations, etc.
- Essay & Project Topics for This Dark Endeavor
- This Dark Endeavor: Frankenstein-related Lesson Plans
- This Dark Endeavor: Gothic Literature
Exclusives with author Kenneth Oppel
We also had a great interview with This Dark Endeavor author Kenneth Oppel, in which we discuss the strategy behind the book, his sequel, and more:
- Q&A with This Dark Endeavor author Kenneth Oppel: Part 1
- Q&A with This Dark Endeavor author Kenneth Oppel: Part 2
- Q&A with This Dark Endeavor author Kenneth Oppel: Part 3
Plus check out Ken’s great guest blog about what’s really frightening!
This Dark Endeavor Bonus Content
We also shared some bonus content to further enhance your reading experience:
- This Dark Endeavor: Author Video & Book Trailer
- The Sketchbook of Victor Frankenstein
- This Dark Endeavor Desktop Wallpapers
- What to read after This Dark Endeavor
For the comments: What was your favorite feature from this past month? Tell us below!