A review of the first book in this great new series will follow soon, but in the meantime you can create your own character using this History Keepers online character generator game
You can choose which era you travel back to and what type of hero you want to become before uploading an image of yourself. Share the results – a picture of yourself as a Roman soldier or Aztec princess – with friends.
Here’s a little about the book, to whet your appetite:
The History Keepers
When Jake is kidnapped by strangers on a stormy London night he discovers his loving parents have been leading a double life and are now missing, lost somewhere in history. He is plunged into a world of secret societies, dangerous double agents, and a terrifying countdown to oblivion. Transported by a Spanish galleon back to 19th century France, he finds himself in the headquarters of The History Keepers – a remarkable league of time-travelling special agents. The History Keepers preserve the true course of history against those who would change it for their own gain, such as the diabolical Prince Zeldt. Driven by a sense of adventure and a desire to reunite his family, Jake makes the most thrilling – and dangerous – decision of his life.
Damian Dibben has worked extensively as a screenwriter on projects as diverse as Phantom of the Opera and Puss in Boots. Dibben, who lives on the South Bank with his dog Dudley, has lived in London all his life. He was born in Eaton Square to a family of famous eccentrics from whom he inherited his sense of humour and a love of London and history. His passions include cosmology, archaeology and natural science, all of which have informed this remarkable debut.
The History Keepers: The Storm Begins by Damian Dibben is published by Doubleday in hardback/ £12.99 / out now