'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.'

There are many things to love about The History Keepers: The Storm Begins but the real enjoyment of this book was in the story’s inherent feel of adventure. From the very beginning readers are invited into a world of daring and intrigue that has pace, momentum and is a great deal of fun. It has everything one could hope and expect from a swashbuckling adventure story: secret societies, diabolical arch nemeses, double agents, unlikely heroes, likely heroes,  and to add to all this, great heart. There are moments of absurdity and hilarity amid grave danger that are written so well as to make the reader laugh even as they fear for a well-loved character’s life, which is no mean feat!

The scope for storytelling is almost endless, with the whole of history at the author’s disposal, and the telling is rich with details; of people, places, costume… The story moves seamlessly from modern day London to 19th century France. And from there? Well, if you’re a History Keeper then the world really is your oyster – not without its deadly perils of course.

We only wish we could close our eyes and see diamonds too (read the book, you’ll see what we mean)!

"A secret society that travels through the centuries to prevent evil enemies from meddling with History itself"?

Stand aside Dr. Who; the History Keepers have arrived.

Join Jake on further adventures in The History Keepers: Night Ship to China and The History Keepers: Circus Maximus.
Aimee Albert, literary editor