Circus Maximus (The History Keepers #2)
|Series:||The History Keepers|
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...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. 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...
The second book in the explosive History Keepers series. It's time for a new hero.
"Today'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
Damian has worked extensively as a screenwriter on projects as diverse as Phantom of the Opera and Puss in Boots. His original screenplay, Seventh Heaven, will go into production next year. His varied passions include cosmology, ancient history, natural science and rollicking adventure stories. He is a proud Londoner and lives on the South Bank with his dog Dudley.