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PublisherDoubleday Children's Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
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Publication date2nd August 2012
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The History Keepers 2: Circus Maximus
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Selected by Julia Eccleshare:
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...
If you enjoyed The History Keepers: The Storm Begins, then you'll love this action-packed sequel which sees Jake, Nathan and Charlie dashing through Ancient Rome in hot pursuit of villains and adventure. 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. The historical setting, with its well-researched details and facts, is really brought to life. The first book in the series has received some fantastic reviews, with the Telegraph describing it as 'almost too exciting for bedtime reading', and Circus Maximus is just as brilliant. This is the perfect book - and series - for anyone who likes a swashbuckling adventure.The History Keepers: The Storm Begins in out in paperback NOW. Circus Maximus is out in August 2012 but in the meantime here at Lovereading4kids we have an exclusive extract for you.
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SynopsisThe History Keepers 2: Circus Maximus by Damian Dibben
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.
When Jake and the History Keepers receive a cryptic message, all their skills are put to the test. Who is the sender, and where on earth - and from what place in time - has the code come from? The clues lead them to AD 27 - the last-known whereabouts of Agata Zeldt, 'the most evil woman in history'. None but the bravest agent could possibly travel that far back in time. The agents must embark up on another rollercoaster adventure that will take them from the frozen wastes of Sweden, right into the dangerous heart of the ancient world.
ReviewsToday'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. -- Julia Eccleshare Lovereading4kids.co.uk ... An action-packed and entertaining story, which young readers will find hard to put down. Booktrust 20121105 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 20120822 ... The plot is superfast, and is just the kind of story that could suck in even the most reluctant of readers. bookzone4boys 20120918
About The Author
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 is his first novel.
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