Damian Dibben, described by The Observer as “one of the hottest properties in children’s fiction today,” is the creator of international publishing phenomenon, The History Keepers. The books are published in over 40 countries and translated into 26 languages, with a major motion picture in development with Working Title Films.
The books follow the adventures of Jake Djones who finds that his parents are missing – lost in time. Jake sets out to find them and joins the secret society known as The History Keepers. His life will never be the same again.
As well as writing books, Damian has worked extensively as a screenwriter on projects as diverse as The Phantom of the Opera and Puss in Boots. He is a keen explorer, inspired by everything from archaeology to cosmology, and loves nothing more than a great adventure story.
THE HISTORY KEEPERS: THE STORM BEGINS
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.
THE HISTORY KEEPERS: CIRCUS MAXIMUS
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 . . .
It’s their deadliest mission yet: track down Agata Zeldt, the most evil woman in history, as she plots to topple the empire of ancient Rome and throw the world into turmoil. Jake and his friends are forced to travel further back into history than ever before to save the day. Well, all of the days actually.
In this exciting sequel, the History Keepers embark upon another rollercoaster adventure, taking them from the snowy wilds of Sweden to the streets of Rome at the height of its glory. Their search leads them to Circus Maximus, the colossal stadium at the heart of the ancient world. It will be the race of their lives.
THE HISTORY KEEPERS: NIGHTSHIP TO CHINA
When shocking news reaches the History Keepers’ headquarters, Jake Djones is sent head-first into a new adventure. The time-travelling agents voyage from Shakespeare’s England to Imperial China in pursuit of their most villainous foe yet, Xi Xiang, whose aim is to destroy trade links between east and west and throw the world into war.
Jake, Nathan and Topaz must join forces with international agents in a race against the clock to stop him. And at the heart of the battle lies the key to a long-lost family member – will Jake find his brother after all this time?
The past is in danger – only Jake Djones can save it!
Thank you so much for yesterday. You were brilliant, very clear and generally de-mystifying! You gave me some great advice. I am sure this will be a start of a new chapter.