Monday, May 24, 2010
When you live in a house that's really a gateway between past and present, you have to be ready for anything. It's a painful fact the Kings have faced since moving to Pinedale eight days ago. Desperately trying to rescue their mother from an unknown time and place, brothers Xander and David have lunged headlong into the chaos of history's greatest--and most volatile--events. But their goal has continually escaped their grasp.
And worse: Finding Mom is only a small part of what they must do, thanks to the barbaric Taksidian. His ruthless quest to sieze their house and its power from them has put not only the family, but all of mankind, in grave danger.
Somehow, the key to it all hinges on Uncle Jesse's words to the boys: "Fixing time is what our family was made to do." But how can they fix a world that has been turned updisde down--much less ever find their way home?
At long last, the secrets of the house and the King family are revealed in the stunning conclusion to this epic series.
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This is the final book in the Dream House Kings series. If you haven't read the previous books don't start here or you will be lost. Of course, getting lost in the series of portals and doors is the premise of the plot line behind these books. It is hard to find a book series that appeals to teens and adults alike, but this is one that has accomplished that very successfully. Liparulo's writing style has amassed such a following that several of his books (Germs and Deadfall) are being made into screenplays.
Because I am such a book cover freak, I will have to admit that when I opened the box I was very disappointed to see a quote endorsement by R.L. Stine on the cover. I am not a fan of R. L. Stine and if I didn't already know Liparulo's work, I would not let my son read it based off of that quote alone.