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Whirlwind (Dreamhouse Kings Book 5) [Kindle Edition]

Robert Liparulo
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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Book Description

They've been to three worlds in less than a day. Time isn't just running'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 mother has repeatedly led them on strange and terrifying journeys as they've stepped through the portals of the creepy old house and into some of history's most turbulant moments...and confronted an unimaginably bleak vision of the future.

Now Jesse's words saddle them with an obligation to not only visit the past, but the need to rewrite it.

Fulfilling their purpose will take everything they have, both mentally and physically. But they have no choice...because everything in the past-and the future-is on the line.

Editorial Reviews


Praise for the ''Dreamhouse Kings'' series:

''Dreamhouse Kings is a non-stop action ride into history's wildest adventures. It's my new favorite series!'' -- Slade Pearce, teen actor (October Road)

''A powerhouse storyteller delivers his most fantastic ride yet!'' -- Ted Dekker, bestselling author

''With a house of so many great, haunting stories, why would you ever want to go outside?'' --R. L. Stine, bestselling author of Goosebumps

About the Author

ROBERT LIPARULO is an award-winning author of over a thousand published articles and short stories, and he has written and sold the rights to several motion pictures. Currently a contributing editor for New Man magazine, his work has appeared in Reader's Digest, Travel & Leisure, Self, and more. In addition, he previously worked as a celebrity journalist, interviewing Stephen King, Tom Clancy, Charlton Heston, and others.

Product Details

  • File Size: 749 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (December 22, 2009)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002VW9IRQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #269,577 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Series just keeps getting better December 2, 2009
David's trapped in a crypt with no exit. Unarmed Xander's facing off with a knife wielding Taksidian. Dad's stranded away from both of his boys with a run down car and two slashed tires. Jesse's in ICU, struggling to survive a brutal stabbing. Mom's still missing. That's where the major characters were when Timescape ended, and that's exactly where Whirlwind begins. No one is in a particularly good situation and events seem to be spiraling in a decisively negative direction. How will any of them escape their current situation in order to survive another day? After a six month wait, it's good to finally know.

The Dreamhouse King series is an amazing group of books. I keep thinking at some point Liparulo has to take a step backwards and the next one will not be as good as the previous one. After all, how can he keep improving when each book seems to be about as good as it can get? But yet again, he's managed to write a spectacular book that heightens the already present tension and takes the reader on another thrilling adventure.

As with the previous books, the King family is trying desperately to make sense out of their odd house in order to find their mom. This time they get to learn a few more facts about the house and discover a different way to move between worlds. As expected, Whirlwind provides more pulse pounding adventure, traveling in the histories. They visit some areas they are already familiar with as well as face a couple of new challenges including Hannibal's army in the Alps. Poor David--nothing like showing up to a battle in the Alps, shirtless with a belly scraped raw by a life endangering tumble. If all that's not enough excitement, we finally learn from where and when Taksidian came.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Insane Thrill Master Fixing Things! December 17, 2009
What will he do next? That is the insane question of Thrill Master, Robert Liparulo. And with some of the best company on his side, R.L. Stine joins that mix with an endorsement to die for! Robert Liparulo proves once again to be the author to look for as some hearty competition in this world of thrilling YA fiction. As expected, TIMESCAPE left us with questions, just like it should have. Welcome to WHIRLWIND!!!

Xander and David are on a desperate mission to find their Mother, wherever she may have been taken. And as the suspense increases, the pace only continues to pick up! Dad has his ideas, and Keal has proven to be a worthy guardian, provided he can keep the boys away from danger. But a message from Jesse keeps the boys fixed on the task at hand, and leaving them obligated to do whatever it takes! And the evil Taksidian always has his ideas, even in the company of a cozy cafe, there is always a demented reason to talk about things on his terms. AND THEN...

Well, as you can guess, they story's not quite over. Liparulo always makes it worth my time to crack open his latest, and I don't see a reason to stop now! He delivers his thrills at stunning paces, with the right amount of humor and humility to tug at the heart from time to time. Robert Liparulo has me thrilled once again, and without a doubt, he's got his readers in a FRENZY as to what might come next! Thanks, man!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prepared To Be Terrified January 14, 2010
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So what would your family do if your mom was kidnapped and dragged--kicking and screaming--through a portal to the past hidden in your attic? Not to mention having to deal with a sadistic murderer intent on having you be the next to contribute a body part to the grotesque statue in his house.

Whirlwind, by far the best in the series so far, is definitely not something to take lightly. It'll have you totally freaked out and sweating from horrifying beginning to cliff-hanger ending. Prepare for a night of incredible thrills.

The Dreamhouse Kings, the first true horror series in the Christian YA genre, is a smash hit.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Winner May 15, 2010
While adult thrillers seem to have stagnated (how many more legal thrillers and serial killer novels can we take?), the young adult market is blooming with creativity. Neil Gaiman, Richard Preston, and Andrew Klavan have applied their skills to this audience, and the recent "The Hunger Games" proves there is lots of room for originality.

Robert Liparulo is there on the front ranks himself. His Dreamhouse Kings series deserves the notice and accolades, but most importantly it's a series that entertains, educates, and thrills us. This fifth book starts in the middle of the action and ends on another cliffhanger. Thankfully, there's no need to wait for the finale. "Frenzy" is already in stores.

"Whirlwind" takes us once again into the adventures of the King family as they search for their missing mother, exploring alternate settings and times in history. While their father tries to save them, and then later discover the mystery behind an ancient language, the brothers join forces like never before to find Mom. They race through Civil War times, coming face to face with Ulysses S. Grant, then later encounter Hannibal's army of men and elephants. I won't reveal their final location, since it is a secret the series has been building toward.

There's not much time here for character development or relational changes, as in some of the previous books, but we do see the boys growing closer and becoming more of a team. The entire family is maturing, standing "strong and courageous," refusing to let fear slow them down. They are also realizing the power each has been given to play a part in history, to make a difference. It's a subtle message, but a potent one.

As with the previous installments, I am left breathless in anticipation for the next. I have "Frenzy" on my shelf already, and I'll soon be diving in for the wild conclusion to this topnotch series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This series was captavating!
Published 2 months ago by Geraldine
4.0 out of 5 stars XANDER! >:-[
"XANDER! I swear, I'm going to kill you!" those words and "XANDER, I HATE YOU!!" are missing from this book ... but I screamed them a lot at the text. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Adrianne P
5.0 out of 5 stars A-
Great book. Not my favorite out of the 5 so far but still very good. Can't wait to read the last one and find out what happens to the Kings!
Published 7 months ago by Panda
5.0 out of 5 stars Whirlwind the series continues
Another great read. This author keeps churning out a great story which wants the reader to come back for more.
Published 8 months ago by Becki316
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome book! Great shipping.
Published 9 months ago by J. Freeman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Condition!!!
Thank you so much for this book to add to my daughters collection of Robert Liparulo. It is in near perfect condition and such a great find!!! Read more
Published 11 months ago by Nicole Morton
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read for ya and adults
This series was very exciting. Lots of action and at the end you just had to read what was coming next.
Published 12 months ago by lbh
5.0 out of 5 stars Whirlwind
This is a great book!!!! I will encourage you to read the first four first. This has be a fantastic series.
Published 13 months ago by Michelle Krick
5.0 out of 5 stars letter
thank u so very much for get it here love this books set wish all book were as good as this one
Published 13 months ago by kristi yates
4.0 out of 5 stars Whirlwind
Wow! What an appropriate title for this book. Once again, like all the others, this book pulls you in from page 1 and does not stop, not even at the end but not really the end :)... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Kendra Waldriff
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More About the Author

I've been writing since before I could drive. Short stories, investigative exposes, celebrity profiles, editorials, business columns, radio dramas, screenplays--you name it. For the last few years, I've focused on novels. I'm the author of the thrillers "Comes a Horseman," "Germ," "Deadfall," "Deadlock," "The 13th Tribe," and the young adult series Dreamhouse Kings--"House of Dark Shadows," "Watcher in the Woods," "Gatekeepers," "Timescape," "Whirlwind," and "Frenzy."

Several of my books have been sold or optioned by Hollywood producers. All of them are in various stages of production. I'm also working on an original screenplay with Andrew Davis (director of "The Fugitive" and "The Guardian). I wrote the screenplay for Ted Dekker's "Blessed Child." My short story "Kill Zone" appears in the James Patterson-edited anthology "Thriller," and my essay on Thomas Perry's "The Butcher's Boy" can be found in the anthology "Thriller: 100 Must Reads."

Check out my websites at and You can find me on Facebook at

Hope you enjoy my stories!

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