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Whirlwind (Dreamhouse Kings #5)

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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  1,386 ratings  ·  75 reviews

They've been to three worlds in less than a day. Time isn't just running out...it's running wild.


David King is reeling from his travels through history-and the evil he's found there. The last thing he needs is his great-great-uncle Jesse's hospital-bed instructions: You can't simply do nothing. You must fix things.


David and his brother Xander's search for their abducted m

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Kindle Edition, 214 pages
Published (first published December 1st 2009)
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Sara
Wow! These books keep getting better and better! This book had a lot of action packed into it as well as into the few days that have passed in this book. It was almost too much. The poor King family keeps getting one thing after another thrown at them. I was a little disappointed when (view spoiler) ...more
Joy
The title was very apt for this one. After reading it, there's only one word I thought of: more. More violence and gore, more dangerous, more questions...and I want to read more of them.

This closely follows the previous book and though I wasn't able to finish it in a day, it's not for lack of interest. The portals were getting more...difficult to escape to from a certain world/time and I liked how David and Xander changed the course of history by doing what Jesse advised - to get the doctor in t
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Mitchel Broussard
After reading the past 4 books in this series immediately following each other, i feel like i am finding flaws in them more often. Not that they are repetitive in any way, but they always, ALWAYS start with something crazy happening, get kinda calmed down in the middle, then end with another time traveling occurrence. I'm not knocking this set up either, it's pretty fun and helps push the story along, giving that you know they're going to some crazy world in a couple of pages, even if you're kin ...more
Kelli
Final rating: 3.9 stars


Well THAT escalated quickly.


Haha, this one is not my favorite of the series, but it was better than the majority of the series. I don't have much to say about it, I'll state everything in the next book, which'll be the last.


This specific book opens with Taksidian pursuing Xander and David locked in a chamber. As you can tell, this book was FILLED with action, more than the previous ones if it's possible. I have to admit, at times I zoned out a bit, as it was 4am when
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Heather
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Lori Twichell
I’ll be honest, during the reading of this book, I started getting really worried about the King boys. They’ve been through more in one week than most people will have gone through in a lifetime. Physical ailments and pain aside, they’ve gone through some incredibly frightening situations. They’ve watched their mother being kidnapped. Their father’s been arrested. They have strangers in and out of their house while they have no adults in the house. This is some seriously scary stuff.

A lot of que
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Aimee
I started to suspect this was turning into christian fiction & after the hospital scene, it seems I was correct. I would not have read these if I had known that was the case & feel that these should be more clearly labeled. I am quite frustrated I have spent money on books I normally would not have purchased and I still have half of this & 1 more to go. Very aggravated at the time and money I have invested, knowing I will more than likely be very unsatisfied with the conclusion of th ...more
Holly
The first few books seemed all over the place, and I wasn't sure if I was even going to finish the series. Glad I kept going. This book is really starting to tighten things up, giving us an idea of what the heck is actually going on while leaving enough questions unanswered that I am definitely looking forward to seeing how this wraps up. I'm enjoying the mixture of history and fantasy as well, though some of the characters fall a little flat. Whirlwind is definitely titled appropriately. It was ...more
Dan Rowling
Another good one in this series. While they have been jumping back and forth in time through the portals, this book gets more detailed in some of the historical settings. You start to see some of the "alternate" histories that were part of the "memories" until the Kings were able to make their "adjustments" to history. While I do like the usual twists and turns that are in this book, like they are in all of the other books in this series. I was disappointed in a reference to "millions of years" ...more
Erin
It took me until the 5th book in this series to realize why I liked it so much and why it was familiar - Quantum Leap! Kind of the same premise, just a few different twists thrown in. And strangely enough, I'm also watching the Quantum Leap series now....Fate? Who knows....

So, I love a good YA series, and this is definitely a great one. One complaint though - I really don't think that every single person remembers history as accurately as ALL the people in the book. Everyone knows the year the C
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Sammy Nicholas
This book was amazing! I got to learn more about Taksidian then ever before! The ending was so nuts! I was so shocked, I couldn't even guess, my guess was way off. This book really pulled all the pieces together from the last few books and helped anything that was confusing make more sense. I started this book and it was pretty slow, but it picked up the pace really quickly and by then there was no way I could put this book down! I would take it out in class to read for the few minutes before th ...more
Annette
As the King family continues to look for their mom, it seems that their adventures are escallating. They can't get a break or a breath as now the boys Xander and David are stuck in the past. Each time they find a portal it doesn't take them back to the house like usual. It takes them into other times, one more dangerous than the last.

They've also been told my their uncle Jesse that it is the Kings' destiny to change and fix the past to ease the suffering of man. No pressure!

With each installment
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Gretchen Nesbit
I'm not normally big on the fantasy genre, but the premise of the first book got my attention, and then it totally sucked me in. It's a neat story, I was often holding my breath at the suspense, and the ending in the very last book was touching. I read this series in the dark in my kids' room while I waited for them to fall asleep (during a challenging sleep phase), listening to Peace Like a River by Chris Rice, and somehow the music perfectly suited the story. The two are now forever linked in ...more
Ashley
I have really enjoyed these books. Especially since my eleven year old can read them too. This would make a great movie:)
Heather
After a close brush with Taksidian the Kings discover a portal from his house to theirs. Only it's been walled in and Taksidian uses it as a very slow way to kill people and David is trapped inside. We see how one little action changed the scope of the Civil War.

I like seeing the changes in history the best. One little action can have enormous impact. I also liked the idea of getting Toria out of the house for a bit. So young and innocent - I don't wish these kinds of things on any child. Anothe
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Matt
One more book to go... all these books have been equally action packed!
Jasmyn
The evil Taksidian continues his assault on the King family in order to gain control of their house and the mysterious portals it holds. The Kings continue in their search for their mother, and discover a few secrets along the way - secrets about why the portals exist and how they work. As the brothers jump from time to time, they end up in a very unexpected place.....and the book ends. Gah!!!!! Good thing I have the next one handy. I highly recommend that you don't start unless you have them al ...more
Rian
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Atlantis.... Realllllllllyyyy?!? I guess I'll finish the last one. But... Atlantis?! How disappointing...
Reeva
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These books really aren't that entertaining. I just want to find out the end. At least we finally figure out where Taksidian came from, Atlantis. And how he stole the mother and grandmother to hand over to the kings. Seeing how Atlantis gets destroyed, I'm guessing he is trying to find a way to fix it or make a new world like it. I don't really like the way Liparulo paints Atlantis, so evil and cruel. At least it's one I havn't read of though. Makes it more interesting.
Beth A.
I'm still enjoying this series. I'm glad to have it all lined up; it is more of a single story subdivided than a series of individual stories. It's light and fun to read; but also creepy and suspenseful. And in one part, gruesome.

I really feel like they should have (view spoiler)







Cleanreaders: mild violence
Melissa
I finally finished this series , they are short books, but they are so fast paced that you are left kind of tired and exhausted reading them... I couldn't handle Davids broken arm constantly being hit and banged up in all his adventures, I thought who could handle that much pain...but I did like how this whole story was very family focused , I liked how the brothers cared about each other and worked together to save their Mom. It was an interesting and fun series
Felicia
Loved it! books one - four were all amazing, and i devoured them. I forced myself to slow down and actaully enjoy this book. Allowing myself time to think about what i was reading. Liparulo spins a wonderfully exciting web of wild and crazy page turning ideas. Now book five and still not close enough to saving mom. With Taksidian always multiple steps ahead of the king family i have no idea how the next book could possibly wrap up this families incredible story.
Kathy
The Dreamhouse series continues. This is one of the better books in the series, an action packed page turner. In the span of 24 hours, David and Xander travel from the Civil War to a medieval torture chamber to the Alps and the middle of a deadly battle involving Hannibal and, finally, to Atlantis. They are learning how to change history for the better but are no closer to finding their mother. In fact, they may be stuck in Atlantis forever.
Juliana
Finally everything is coming together in whirlwind! I can't wait to read how the series ends in frenzy!!
Rain
I personally loved the series. Most of the time, I give up series that I don't like the first book of, but I'm glad I held on, the books continue to get better the deeper you get into the Kings Saga. The last books are definitely my favorite. Which is a rare thing. Most of the time, the first is the best, like in the Hunger Games, and Ect. But not in this case.
Michael Mcdaid
3.5 STARS

The Dreamhouse Kings series keeps entertaining me. The Kings have their hands full as they continue to hunt down their missing mom. And now they have to save history as they know it. As events in Civil War must be made right to keep US Grant alive and 700,000 people as well. I liked this book and can't wait for the final installment.
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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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