David, Xander, Dad, and Keal have discovered a terrible secret. Now, finding Mom is only a small part of their mission. And time is running out. Using the portals to build an empire, Taksidian wants the house for himself, and there's nothing he won't do to get the family out. The consequences of his meddling reach far beyond the family--to the future of the world itself. The Kings know their survival depends on stopping the bloodthirsty assassin. If only they can find his weakness in time.
Most startling of all is their ability to change the path of history. But will their tinkering in time reunite the family and save the future . . . or set mankind on an irreversible course of destruction?
Book Review: Timescape| Posted October 14, 2009
By Megan Renee
GENRE: YOUNG ADULT/FICTION
PUBLISHER: THOMAS NELSON
PUBLICATION DATE: JULY 14, 2009
The adventures of the King family continue in Timescape, the fourth book in the Dreamhouse Kings series. The King family consists of father Ed, mother Gertrude, sons Xander and David, and daughter Toria. They live in a very mysterious house, which gives the family more than they bargained for.
Timescape starts where Gatekeepers left off. Ed, Xander, David and Keal have journeyed in one of the portals. Inside this portal is a place like the world that they live in but extremely different. In this world are mutant creatures eager to destroy the Kings and Keal. As they hide from danger, they realize that this will be the world if Taksidian was allowed to gain control of the house and, more importantly, its portals.
The mysterious and very large stranger Taksidian follows the family around, even sneaking into the King’s house at times. Xander comes up with the idea to follow him around, tracking his movements. The family is weary of all the adventure that continues to follow them within the house and sometimes outside of the house. It seems they never have time to breathe, much less think. So reluctantly, David and Ed agree to Xander’s idea. But will it bring the answers they seek or more danger?
In the previous book, Gatekeepers, the characters of Jesse and Keal were introduced. In Timescape, readers get to know the characters a little better.
Timescape is another successful book in Robert Liparulo’s Dreamhouse Kings series. With every book, we grow closer to finding out where mother Gertrude has been taken and how the Kings will get her back. Throughout each journey, they learn more about the portals and stories within the portal.
After Timescape, Robert Liparulo will end the series with two more books. Whirlwind (coming out in December 2009) and Frenzy (coming out in April 2010). Fans have two more books to enjoy the journey into the worlds of the King family.
Just as a warning, do not read the books out of order. The warning appears at the beginning of Timescape. These are not books that can be read as stand-alone novels. The series is deeply connected. Robert Liparulo does not feature a summary of what previously took place in the series.
Despite being a set of young adult novels, the Dreamhouse Kings series is great for all ages. A well written series that transcends ages and keeps riveting after the last page.
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