The Storm Begins (The History Keepers #1)

Author(s): Damian Dibben

Young Adult Fiction

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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It's time for a new hero ... The swashbuckling first book in an explosive new series.

"Move over Harry Potter, it is time for Jake Djones to take the limelight. Almost too exciting for bedtime reading" Daily Telegraph 20110924 "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" -- Eimear Ryan Inis 20111130 "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" -- Tony Bradman Guardian 20111022 "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 20111004 "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 20110705

Damian has worked extensively as a screenwriter on projects as diverse as Phantom Of The Opera and Puss In Boots. His varied passions include cosmology, ancient history, natural science and rollicking adventure stories. He is a proud Londoner and lives on the Southbank with his dog Dudley. The History Keepers: The Storm Begins is his first novel.

General Fields

  • : 9780552564137
  • : Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • : Corgi Childrens
  • : 0.354
  • : January 2012
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Damian Dibben
  • : Paperback
  • : NE
  • : 823.92
  • : 496