Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Robert Liparulo's Timescape~ Reviewed
Timescape (Dreamhouse Kings #4)
by Robert Liparulo
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (July 14, 2009)
David, Xander, and Toria King never know what new adventures-and dangers-await them beyond the mysterious portals hidden on the top floor of their new house. They have battled gladiators and the German army, dodged soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, and barely escaped a fierce attack in their own home.
Still they are not closer to finding their mother, who was pulled by powerful forces through a portal and lost in time.
Their only hope is to turn the tables on Taksidian, the menacing stranger who wants them out of the house so he can use it for his own twisted purposes.
But everything changes when a trip into the near future reveals the devastating outcome of Taksidian’s schemes-a destroyed city filled with mutant creatures. It is only then that the Kings realize what they’re really fighting for—the fate of humanity itself.
Read the first chapter....here.
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Review: Reid A. - Pre-teen book reviewer
Timescape continues the INCREDIBLE youth thriller series Dreamhouse Kings. I’m not the kind of guy who usually likes thrillers, and I usually go for fantasy, fiction, and action. But this series had just enough of each to draw my interest, and I’m so glad it did because this series went into my top five. And that’s saying something considering how much I read. This book griped my attention so tight that all I did for two days was read. I’ve read and reviewed the entire series, and I LOVE them all. READ THEM!
Liparulo's Dreamhouse Kings series seems to be intensifying rather than slowing to a conclusion. As the story grows, so does my interest. I find myself turning the pages quicker and becoming more and more concerned for a large group of people as the evil plans of the house and the man who wants it desperately become even more menacing.
There are very intense, scenes in this book including a visit to a village during a berserker raid. If you don't know what a berserker is, you will find out in the book, though you may not really want to know. Shudder. Sensitive children may not be able to handle the intensity and suspense. However, mature kids who don't struggle with nightmares should really dig into the story that has three young protagonists who were attempting to save their family and now look like they may be required to save the entire world.
Spiritual themes are light and more implied than spelled out so there is very little preaching.
Reviewed by: Kelly Klepfer