Book - 2010
Average Rating:
Rate this:

Their destiny is to fix history. Their dream is to get home.

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.

Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781595548948
Branch Call Number: TEEN LIP
Characteristics: 340 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
DBRL_KrisA Nov 11, 2018

This is it - the final book in the series. Lots of action, some sappy family moments, a villain gets what's coming to him. Overall, a decent end to the series.

I've mentioned a religious undercurrent before, and it's still here; in fact, in one of their travels through history, the family arrives in biblical times to witness one of the most important events in Christian history. But it's not done in a preachy way, and while it's emotionally very important for the character David, it's ultimately not used as a way to shove religion down the reader's throat.

As I mentioned before, I'm disappointed that all the female characters were secondary. I don't know if that was intentional or not, but I wish they had been more involved in the action of the book. Maybe Liparulo looks at adventure as "man's work", to paraphrase Toria making fun of her father.

At any rate, this has been a pleasant reading experience; maybe a bit too juvenile to be a Young Adult book, but an enjoyable read.

Jan 28, 2014

This was a wonderful series! I would recommend it to anyone who wants a series they can get really involved with and loves action. This is full of action and adventure!! I kept forgetting but this whole series takes place in a little over a week. So you can imagine what happens in 6 books if the whole series only takes place in little over a week!! It was an great read and highly addictive so I warn you - once you start, be sure to set aside time to read all of them. Enjoy!! :-)

Cory Ayers Dec 06, 2012

Amazing book, and an amazing series. Sad to see the Dreamhouse Kings end, but all good things must come to an end. Captured my attention through each chapter, and I simply could not put the book down.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability
Cory Ayers Dec 06, 2012

Cory Ayers thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at EPL

To Top