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.