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Timescape (Dreamhouse Kings #4)

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Which door would you go through to save the world?

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
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Paperback, 308 pages
Published November 30th 2010 by Thomas Nelson Publishers (first published July 7th 2009)
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Janna
Would someone please option this series for the movies! Seriously! I can not read these books without picturing the whole movie in my head. Love this series!

This is the perfect example of a series where you CAN NOT read them out of order - absolutely not! But book #4 "Timescape" is fantastic and it is the first book that uses settings suggested by readers. So we get to follow David through a portal onto the Titanic... as it is sinking! I love where this series is going and I plan on being along
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Rachel
Fascinatingly creepy. You'll stay up reading this series long after your bedtime.
Dakota Crossin
I really want to kill this author so very badly. No I am just kidding. I want to have the fifth book of this series to already to come out so I can read it. Mr. Liparulo has really sank and reeled me in with the King family and I never want this series to stop. I remember when I first read the first book House of Dark Shadows. I hated it but as I continued to read the series I love the way the author built the characters descriptions.

As I continue reading this series, I would like for the author
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Lou
Reseña completa

¿Tenían que dividir el libro en 6? Hubiesen hecho un libro de 2000 páginas!!
A.
Meh. I picked this one up off the shelf at the library not realizing that it was the fourth in the series. I quickly figured it out, and read it anyway because I was bored.

The novel was really just a chapter in the overall story, and that always bothers me. I mean, in the entire book not one single essential event happened that made it its own story. Not one.

That really bothered me. The writing was fine, the characters were interesting, and I would have really enjoyed the premise if it had been
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Angel Trent
Meh. I'm sorry. This was a good book. It was a thriller, and it has me turning pages! It just wasn't as good as the last three. It had a whole bunch of action! Although, it's like no matter what the characters go through...they're fine, unchanged, unaffected. Sure, right after something really big happens they're all shaken up and everything. But then, five minutes later...back to normal. I feel like they're is no character development at all! They're were so many times were I would just be like ...more
Sara
This book sure is a page-turner! Every time I picked this book up after putting it down to sleep or eat, I was amazed by how far into the book I was. This book was pretty good! I was pleasantly surprised when (view spoiler) After that ending, I feel that everyone should start listening to David more often. His being cauti ...more
Bethany Phillips
This book was good but I liked the other books a little better.

The things that happened in this book were entertaining and I really enjoyed them but I feel like this was a little slower in the pacing but it still held my attention til the end. It had some interesting plot points and some very interesting things happen and I really enjoyed learning more about the house and the characters because it made for some things very interesting.

The characters grew a lot and learned what it means to work
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Malxox
This series had gone from Young Adult horror to fantasy within the first book, and the second book was rather disappointing. It seems redundant at times, but this book caught me by surprise. It's mostly the ending that got to me, and a certain scene with Jesse somewhere in the middle, but despite it's close relation to all the others before it, it was written far better. The story is finally getting somewhere and the portals they go through are actually really cool. They all seem to have a purpo ...more
Joy
This guy is an original, with a limitless imagination and masterful writing, Mr Robert Liparulo knows his horror stories, and is good at telling it. Kudos to you!

Whew! After reading the previous book (Gatekeepers), I immediately opened and started reading this and it's really classic...the Titanic?! This might sound corny but mentally I heard the first few notes of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On". I felt the biting cold of the arctic ocean and I have to admit I found constant - am I coming o
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Kelli
Final Rating: 4.2 stars.

Wow!


I'm so glad I didn't give up on this series, this book was definitely my favorite of all of them! They started out pretty low, but as I expected they've perked up as the books go on. Only 2 more left!


Whenever I think about this series in general after I finish one of the books, I feel myself grunting and thinking of how I'm trying to get it over and done with so I can move on. But WHILE I'm reading the books, I like them. It's weird, I know.


This book kept me on
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Lori Twichell
We’re back again. In the house that’s haunting the King family. Not really haunting maybe. It feels more like hunting. When we last left our favorite family, they were all in mortal danger. Again. Liparulo is really good at that and I still have two more books to go. I’ve got to wonder what could possibly come after this.

First I suppose I should start with the opening page of the book. STOP! Read House of the Dark Shadows, Watcher in the Woods and Gatekeepers before continuing! There are going t
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Annette
This series of books is really exciting! Timescape is book 4 in the series. I highly recommend its reading.

The general premise of the entire story is this: The King family, a father, mother and three children, moves into a house in Northern California and they discover the house has a secret. There is a myterious third floor with a central hallway and doors lining the hallway on both sides. These doors are portals to other time periods in our world, all to the past save one. These past times are
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Mitchel Broussard
I feel like the series is getting back in stride after the last two. Despite a pretty uneventful middle, the opening and closing of this one were insanely exciting. An adventure on the Titanic, revelation of a destroyed Los Angeles filled with mutant creatures and a battle against Norse Vikings are but a few of the new adventures facing the Kings.

Although we still don't have key answers to all the big questions (which i better get answers to really soon), these exciting sequences and a couple of
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Em
Amazing book with even more twists and turns them I would've thought possible. This is one of my favorites so far! Looking back to the first book, one can see how much the characters have developed and how they've changed in such a short amount of time. The whole creepiness factor returns to the series towards the end of this book and I am quite glad that it's back... Not glad about what the baddie does, but I like that it's creepy again.
J.
The King family still hasn't found their mother in the portals of the old family house, but they've managed to hang onto their grandmother, whom they've rescued from time. Jesse, the old man who is their great great uncle and helped build the house, isn't in great shape either, but he's trying to help any way he can. And they can use all the help they can get, as they face fierce Vikings, the sinking of the Titanic, and an uncertain future. But now they're trying to turn the tables on Taksidian, ...more
Jill Williamson
Review by Jill Williamson

The King family discover one portal that leads to the future, and it isn’t pretty. Their only hope is to stop whatever it is that Taksidian is planning to do to create such a horrifying future. But how can they go up against someone they know so little about? They decide to switch things up, spy on Taksidian for a while. Do they really know what they’re getting themselves in to?

Ack!!! Each of Robert Liparulo’s books end on cliffhangers and I think this was the biggest on
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Sandra Stiles
Timescape is the fourth book in the Dreamhouse Kings series. In previous books they have found the real reason they moved into the house, lost their mother into one of the portals, come face to face with Taksidian and man from another time. By the time we get to the fourth book the family has taken things in a different direction. They are still searching for their mother. However, knowing that Taksidian has tried everything to get them out of the house they are taking no chances. They keep hear ...more
Reeva
May contain Spoilers!!----


Not really that impressed by this series. I still haven’t learned anything about the house or why the Kings are so involved. I'm on the fourth book for Christ sakes and I still am clueless to what is going on! I feel like they have gotten nowhere in this book. The end was pretty gruesome and kind of exciting, but mostly I was skipping boring scenes and trying to stay awake long enough to finish the book. The only reason I'm still reading this series is to find out what
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Halle
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 s
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Heather
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Bette Genia
I really liked the mystery involved in this story it definitely keeps you guessing from one minute to the next what adventure the boys will encounter. The whole series is based around this crazy house that has managed to steal their mother away and now they are determined to find her and bring her back. The story is continued from one book to the next with five books in all. This was book #4. I'm pulling for the family I hope in the end they are all reunited and get the heck out of that house! B ...more
Seika Haruka
Amazing book series, so imaginative and full of adventure, you just don't want to put it down.
Crystal
it was spectacularly invigorating, exciting & all out entertaining
Matt
I'm starting to sound like a broken record, I really enjoy this series!
Dawn
This is the fourth book in the series and I have been consistently enthralled in each of them. Can't remember the last time I can honestly say that I was "on edge" reading....these books just do that to you. I started this book yesterday morning and have finished it already. It is good enough that you don't want to put it down. The worst (or best) part of the book is the ending....you are on the edge of your seat and it just stops in the middle of the best part, which makes you want to run (not ...more
Kasey
These boys just can't catch a break. I really enjoyed this book in the series although I felt that there were a lot of parts that could have been skipped and the story would have progressed just fine. I am really enjoying these books more than I thought I would.
Andrew
The Kings have a new tact for finding their mother. They have decided to turn the tables on Taksidian and get some dirt on him before he does anything else against their family. They will have to use all their smarts to outwit Taksidian's diabolical mind.
I like this book because the action never stops. The characters have distinct personalities. Each scene is displayed vividly by the exact amount of detail needed.
I recommend this book to fans of dark secrets and intense stories.
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Robert Liparulo's novels, Comes a Horseman, Germ, Deadfall Deadlock, The 13th Tribe, and The Judgment Stone,have received rave reviews. His short story "Kill Zone" is included in the anthology Thriller, edited by James Patterson. He is also the author of the best-selling young adult series DREAMHOUSE KINGS: House of Dark Shadows, Watcher in the Woods, Gatekeepers, Timescape, Whirlwind, and Frenzy. ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Dreamhouse Kings (6 books)
  • House of Dark Shadows (Dreamhouse Kings, #1)
  • Watcher in the Woods (Dreamhouse Kings, #2)
  • Gatekeepers (Dreamhouse Kings, #3)
  • Whirlwind (Dreamhouse Kings, #5)
  • Frenzy (Dreamhouse Kings #6)
House of Dark Shadows (Dreamhouse Kings, #1) Watcher in the Woods (Dreamhouse Kings, #2) Gatekeepers (Dreamhouse Kings, #3) Whirlwind (Dreamhouse Kings, #5) Comes a Horseman

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