View 1 comment. To cut it short, this book was more headache-inducing than it had to be. I understand why many people seem to enjoy the first part of this book series. However, "The History Keepers: The Storm begins" has a few pe To cut it short, this book was more headache-inducing than it had to be. However, "The History Keepers: The Storm begins" has a few peculiarties that are simply, well, frustrating. The most glaring one is that the author is projecting a very simple black and white view on its reader - nearly each character is either dashing, beautiful, awe-inspiring and formadible or so evil that the room temperature continiously drops around them.
That the book has a few inaccuracies concerning it's own plot and the background of a few characters e. Also, the author tries to come up with a scientific explanation for his invented form of time travel and the neccessity of the history keepers' work. The explanation would have been pretty good, if the invented theory would not be completely contradictory with our information on how the history keepers operate the resetting of point zero is the biggest problem here.
I know this is a children's book and mabye twelve and thirteen year olds like it well enough and do not mind if the science explained to them is faulty. Maybe the fact that the author constantly reminds them how beautiful, smart or brave the characters are does not bother them either. For me, the inaccuracies and over-the-top descriptions were simply too annoying to properly enjoy the book.
Aug 23, Lauren White rated it it was amazing. What a fantastic idea. Fantastic characters and a thrilling plot, it will definitely draw you in to want to read the next one!
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Aug 25, Noah rated it it was amazing. This book was amazing, read it two times without stopping. This is a good pageturner. This is a light and fun read. I actually liked the whole idea of time travel but this book didn't meet my expectation.
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Very interesting, a lot of history but the travelling through time made it nice. Jul 11, Charlotte Holmans rated it really liked it. Good in some parts, a bit long winded in others, but overall a rather good read. Harry Potter, this certainly is not. Damien Dibben has worked extensively as a screenwriter and has a passion for cosmology, ancient history, natural science and adventure stories, which is all clear in The History Keepers: The Storm Begins.
His first novel it is certainly packed full of adventure and history! My interest in The History Keepers: The Storm Begins fluctuated as I read it, going from being very interested to very bored within mere pages of each other. The storyline itself is intriguing and I am sure that boys and girls alike could greatly enjoy the book but there were moments where it dragged to almost a standstill. There is a lot going on within the book as you follow Jake while he tries to find his parents, joins The History Keepers as they try to track down Zeldt and there are a few good twists along the way. There is a lot of switching between characters which at times can become confusing and a little frustrating as it often happens mid-conversation not just between chapters, it can also slow down the pace of the story.
The characters themselves are all different but I got very tired of being told how a character was intelligent, or beautiful, or interesting, or brave when I never really got to see it for myself. When writing you should show the readers how amazing that character is, not just tell us. I never really connected with any of the characters, although I did find Nathan really funny at times, but I hope that in later books they become more fleshed out as they did improve towards the end of the book.
I found Zeldt to be a very typical bad guy but he does come across as being very threatening and quite the force to be reckoned with. It also irked me that we have yet more German villains, it harks back to the days of James Bond and Indiana Jones to me. I am sure that these are things we would find out in the next books but I wanted it to be clearer from the beginning.
I felt overall that The History Keepers: The Storm Begins is a great adventure story and the history elements are very well-handled. However I do feel that at times Damian Dibben may have slipped back into his screenwriter habits at times and this is why there is a lot of telling at times and there are the occasional info-dumping moments. There were times where I did get bored and not feel particularly drawn to reading on and I think a lot of that comes down to me not caring about the characters and what happens to them.
Towards the end I got much more into it and I imagine that the second book will be even better. If you are looking for a good adventure story then this might be worth picking up as I am sure it has the potential to go on to be a great series of books.
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It was really interesting meeting people who can travel from country to another country, and from time to another time. And it is not easy to write this kind of stuff Time Travel if there was lack knowledge of historical concepts and information because that affects how creative the book is. Every character has its important role in this book. He is brave and always thinks about others and how to help them rather than to think of himself first and what will happen to him in any risky situation he could put himself in.
She can be trusted and depend on whenever there is a mission to have. She is good at being a leader and give orders. She has a secret that doesn't like to reveal. Nathan, Topaz's brother doesn't like getting orders. He gets angry easily when things become silly in his opinion and turn out not as he expected.
When he asks for something, he doesn't like to negotiate. Charlie is a teenage guy who also works with Topaz and Nathan. He is considered as someone who can tell you anything possibly you want to know about certain thing. He is smart. He is the one who got a mission to bring Jake and his Aunt to Point Zero. What will happen to Topaz, is she going to succeed to show others what she has found? Not necessarily that they have to consider what the author is saying true, but at least get the idea how people live, and dress in certain century and country. Just to feel and understand the differences.
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Hopefully I enjoy reading the Book 2. Mar 10, Kelly rated it liked it Shelves: audio. Was OK, not great. Ok story. Yeah, dumb. Probably will try the next one, see if it's any good, give up on series if it's not a lot better. This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Have you ever lost your parents? Can you imagine losing them, but not in place--in time? Jake Djones's parents have mysteriously disappeared. He discovers that they belong to a secret society, called The History Keepers, protectors of time and history--literally. Pulled into a dangerous, fast-paced quest, he bounces all over time with the special agents. And when he gets wind of a sinister plot threatening the foundation of civilized society, he must find the strength in himself to protect humanity..
What I enjoyed: -I loved the premise of this novel--people being able to travel through time and protect civilization? I was completely sold! Next on deck: Spark by J. It's a series that's set to appeal to a male and female teen audience and those who are fans of the Percy Jackson books. The concept of 'The History Keepers' is awesome.
It's about a group of people who can travel back to any point in time and to any significant event or period in history. Instead of trying to change things, their job is to protect history itself from those who wish t 'The History Keepers: The Storm Begins' is the first book in a brand new series by British author Damian Dibben. Instead of trying to change things, their job is to protect history itself from those who wish to exploit it for their own self-serving motives.
I would love to be able to time travel and explore the events of the past. Imagine being able to visit your favourite decade or go back and meet famous historical figures.
This is definitely something which will really appeal to readers of all ages. Jake Djones finds out about the History Keepers after his parents go missing. He's determined to find out what really happened to his Mum and Dad and in what part of history they're now trapped. Although just a teenager, Jake becomes a valuable part of the team and helps to unravel a sinister plot by the evil Prince Zeldt to change history and destroy current day civilization.
The other members of the organisation range from young to old and some interesting sub-plots involving these characters are established. The pace of the story picked up as the plot rapidly progressed in the second-half of the book. A surprising secret is also revealed about a member of the team at the very end which should prove an interesting angle in future installments. I really enjoyed 'The History Keepers' and book two holds the promise of even more action and adventure.
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The Young James Bond series. Very good story telling though his american accent is a touch artificial! Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? Poorly performed, story was boring, his voice was soooooooo tiring I'dlike more enthusiasm next time. I'm disappointed. By: Damian Dibben. Narrated by: Simon Shepherd. Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins. Categories: Children , Ages Publisher's Summary The swashbuckling first book in an explosive new series. What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall.