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  • Published: 1 August 2013
  • ISBN: 9780552564298
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $19.99

The History Keepers: Circus Maximus

The second book in the explosive History Keepers series. It's time for a new hero.

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 . . .

  • Published: 1 August 2013
  • ISBN: 9780552564298
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Damian Dibben

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.

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.

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Praise for The History Keepers: Circus Maximus

History can be fun too! Damian Dibben's books have got kids' imaginations going - and cultivated their interest in the past to boot.


Move over Harry Potter, it is time for Jake Djones to take the limelight. Almost too exciting for bedtime reading


Today's answer to Harry Potter crossed with The Hunger Games


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.


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!


. . . The plot is superfast, and is just the kind of story that could suck in even the most reluctant of readers.


Dibben expertly captures the sights, sounds and smells of Sweden in the 1790s and all the horror, drama and everyday life of Ancient Rome, even down to the snacks people ate in the street . . . The History Keepers has reminded me why I first started reading teenage fiction again - when it's done well, as this is, you get proper heroes and villains . . . This series will be devoured by those who are looking for something new post Harry P.

Katy Moran

An exciting plot, evil baddies and lovable heroes all add to this exciting page-turner as the History Keepers race around Rome.

Scribbler Magazine

We are predicting extremely big things for this new adventure series

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