This is Kenneth Oppel’s debut young adult novel, greeted with great reviews when it was first published. The story of 14-year-old Eric, who witnesses a strange confrontation in the city museum between an aged curator and an eerily intense young man, The Live-Forever Machine immediately transports the reader into an ancient, centuries-old conflict. Alexander, guardian of the secret of immortality, only wants to preserve the past. His nemesis, Coil, will do anything to destroy it. Within the eerie museum, and deep below it in the city’s subterranean depths, Eric becomes the pawn in a life-or-death struggle for control over the Live-Forever Machine.
A tautly written thriller , The Live-Forever Machine is an unputdownable read.
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Kenneth Oppel is the author of Skybreaker and Airborn (winner of the Governor General’s Award), as well as the Silverwing Saga (Silverwing, Sunwing and Firewing), which has sold over one million copies worldwide and has won numerous prizes, including the Mr. Christie’s Book Award and the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award, as well as many children’s choice awards across the country. His other titles include Peg and the Whale, Dead Water Zone and The Live-Forever Machine. Voted children’s author of the year by Canadian booksellers in 2006, he lives in Toronto with his wife and three children. Visit his website at www.kennethoppel.com.
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Book Description HarperTrophy, 2004. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11000648560X