The second instalment of the internationally acclaimed series which follows the adventures of Jake Djones and the extraordinary secret service that protects the true course of history . . .
The History Keepers are in terrible danger once more. Stocks of Atomium - the crucial ingredient which allows them to travel through time - are perilously low, and the agents must embark on a risky mission to find more. And now a new and even more evil member of the Zeldt family is planning a hideous take-over of the Ancient world, and they are forced to travel further back into history than ever before in order to save the day. Well, all of the days actually.
In this exciting sequel, the History Keepers embark upon another rollercoaster adventure that takes us into the heart of the ancient world, from the doors to Hades, to the streets of Rome at the height of its glorious empire. You think the chariot race in Ben Hur is exciting? Wait till you see the History Keepers racing round Rome . . .
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Today's answer to Harry Potter crossed with The Hunger Games - Tatler
The characters are lively and hilarious, and there are some brilliant action scenes and plenty of hair-raising cliffhangers. Circus Maximus is a joy to read, and is guaranteed to entertain. - Lovereading4kids.co.uk
. . . An action-packed and entertaining story, which young readers will find hard to put down. - Booktrust
The History Keepers is a great series for young and old alike; with agents, double-agents and spies, you never know where Jake will end up as he attempts to stop those who would change history! - Fantasybookreview.co.uk
. . . The plot is superfast, and is just the kind of story that could suck in even the most reluctant of readers. - bookzone4boys
Dibben expertly captures the sights, sounds and smells of Sweden in the 1790s and all the horror, drama and everyday life of Ancient Rome, even down to the snacks people ate in the street . . . The History Keepers has reminded me why I first started reading teenage fiction again – when it’s done well, as this is, you get proper heroes and villains . . . This series will be devoured by those who are looking for something new post Harry P. -
Damian is the internationally acclaimed writer of the The History Keepers series which have been translated into twenty-five languages. Before becoming a novelist, he worked extensively as a screenwriter on projects as diverse as Phantom of the Opera and Puss in Boots and he will be working on the screenplay for the History Keepers books. His varied passions include cosmology, ancient history, natural science and rollicking adventure stories.