Imagine if you lost your parents - not just in place, but in time.
Jake Djones' mum and dad have gone missing and they could be anywhere in the world - at any time in history. Because the Djones family have an astonishing secret, which for years they've managed to keep - even from each other. They belong to the HISTORY KEEPERS: a secret society which travels through the centuries to prevent evil enemies from meddling with History itself.
In the quest to find his parents, Jake is whisked from 21st Century London to 19th century France, the headquarters of the mysterious History Keepers, where he discovers the truth about his family's disappearance - and the diabolical Prince Zeldt's plan to destroy the world as we know it . . .
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Move over Harry Potter, it is time for Jake Djones to take the limelight. Almost too exciting for bedtime reading - Daily Telegraph
Dibben makes gleeful use of the timetravel aspect to bring characters from different historical periods into a contemporary setting . . . It's playful, inventive and full of delightfully nerdy jokes and asides. Perfect for fans of Horrible Histories and Percy Jackson - Inis
There are desperate chases and hair-raising escapes and Errol Flynn-style swordfights, complicated traps like the puzzle pictures of MC Escher, a complete 16th-century Venetian travelogue and more comical or eccentric secondary characters than you could shake a wand at - Guardian
If you've got Harry Potter withdrawal, The History Keepers is just the thing. A cocktail of time travel, secret societies, double agents and edge-of-your-seat excitement, it's sure to fill that fantasy void. The only problem? You won't be able to put it down - Glamour
This is an utterly rambunctious read, full of swashbuckling adventure . . . There's a great deal of humour, too . . . The whole thing has great heart and highspiritedness - The Bookbag
Although time-travel plays a central part in the plot, it is first and foremost a cracking adventure story that is perfect for the 9+ age group. You want your swashes buckled? Then this is the story for you. Prefer the pace of the stories you read to be on the fast side? Then jump on this bob-sleigh of a story and enjoy the ride! - Book Zone 4 Boys
A thoroughly enjoyable action-packed romp through time that will appeal to adventure-lovers - Inis
Bags of commercial potential and a great read too - The Bookseller
There are many exciting action sequences, which are almost cinematic in their execution, villains so dastardly they practically perspire evil, and it all adds up to a very enjoyable adventure story - Inis
Harry Potter meets Doctor Who in a blockbusting new time-travel series packed with secret societies, diabolical villains and daring heroes - The Bookseller
A wonderfully imaginative adventure thriller giving an excellent introduction to fantasy fiction - Booktrust
Reading it left me breathless, I don’t think I’ve ever read a faster-paced book . . . Fasten your seatbelt because you’re in for one hell of a ride! - Fantasybookreview.co.uk
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.