Frankenstein A Life Beyond (Book 1 of 3) The Resurrection Trinity by Pete Planisek

Ten years after the loss of his entire family to madness and death, Ernest Frankenstein finds himself compelled to return to the city of his birth, Geneva, in order to discover if his elder brother, Victor, might still be alive. Only Victor can provide the answers to questions, which have long plagued Ernest. The quest for answers will force Ernest to confront demons, both internal and external, from his past, which refuse to be at peace and which ultimately will endanger both he and his new family. Hunted across Europe their only hope may lie with a French spy, Ernest’s childhood friend, and a mysterious gypsy girl whose people believe that Ernest will lead humanity to its salvation or final destruction.

Frankenstein A Life Beyond by Pete Planisek is a direct sequel to Mary Shelley’s iconic story, Frankenstein, which examined Victor Frankenstein’s quest to both create and kill an unnamed creature that ultimately destroys all but one member of the Frankenstein family, Victor’s brother, Ernest. Frankenstein A Life Beyond explores many of the issues left open by the original, while establishing new characters and mysteries.

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About the Author

Pete Planisek lives in Columbus, OH, where he teaches English, runs Enceladus Literary LLC, and is co-host of an entertainment podcast called Hindsight is 20-20. He received his Masters from Ohio University where he founded a student literary arts magazine called Recently Eclipsed. He has published newspaper articles, short stories, poetry, and is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association. He served for seven years as adviser/co-adviser to a NCTE award-winning student literary arts publication. Frankenstein A Life Beyond was his debut novel.

He has two published works in his Resurrection Trinity series titled Frankenstein A Life Beyond (Book 1 of 3) and Frankenstein Soul’s Echo (Book 2 of 3) and won a 2016 Silver Honoree IBPA Benjamin Franklin Digital Book Award for his children’s fantasy book titled Princess Bella and the Dragon’s Charm. The Violence of Reason is his third novel.

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This work would not exist without the love, support, and encouragement of my family and friends. I owe a special debt of thanks and gratitude to Abby Planisek, Scott Coons, Jeff Polak, Stephanie Herman, and Susan Turley for graciously sharing their time, patience, and skills with me. This novel is dedicated to Mary Shelley.


One of the characters in this novel suffers from a disease which has affected my family and daily impacts millions of lives worldwide.  Please consider making a charitable donation to the American Cancer Society or locally to the Heart of Steele Foundation, the Stefanie Spielman Fund, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, or Children’s Hospital:

Remember, charitable donations are tax-deductible and they help save lives.

Another character in the novel is a victim of domestic abuse. Here is a government link for Violence Against Women resources by state.