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should I read this book! ive got it but I don't know if its good! can someone tell me?Beatrice De Bonis • Rome, ItalyI bought "The History Keepers: The Storm Begins" during a trip to Dublin, I needed to read something in order to improve my English (I'm Italian, I'm 20 and I'm studying languages at the University), and I'm happy to say that it really helped me a lot! I learned lots of new words and I loved the plot and its characters (especially, Rose and Jupitus) Now I'm reading "Circus Maximus" and I'm looking forward to reading the third book! Good job!Ann-Marie HemmingsThank you for visiting Eye school today. My son, Nathan Hemmings Year 5, came home very excited about your visit and disappointed he didn't have a book for you to sign! We will definitely be going to get them.The History KeepersJust to remind you all that Circus Maximus is officially launched tomorrow at the very wonderful British Museum. Lots of Roman Fun to be had and you even get to meet Damian himself..Anouk Boer (signed in using Hotmail)book one was fantastic I hope the second book comes soon in Dutch wen does it come out.The History KeepersThank you for positive comments. The Second Book is now available and I'm busy writing the 3rd...Nancy BattyI absolutely loved it! I can't wait for the next one to come out! I have been telling all my friends about it and they all want to buy it. xxxxxxxxxx stellaMarie-Lien De Herdtthis book was the most amazing book ever! I enjoyed every word and every page of the book XD will there be a movie? hope so! :DAlex Rockemer • Alice Springs, Northern TerritoryLoved the first book but loved the second more because it adds the feelings that we all go through when where in love but they like some one else, Very good story great character development with an interesting look on time-travel and fighting evil by doing the brave not the smart thing!
Aaron BrownHi Jake Djones I completley loved the book and I couldn't put it down so excited about the release of Circus Maximus I am soo going to get the book for sure and cannot wait till the movie is realesed by the way You are my mfavorite author of all time and beyond!Limes VerlagThank you so much for visiting our publishing house in Germany! It was great to meet you and Dudely. Take care and see you next time!Sinem Gupse Bozkuş • Tarih Koruyucusu at Tarih Koruyucuları Gizli ServisiI'm from Turkey.I loved the book and cant wait for the next one.I admire you for writing such a comprehensive book. The characters are wonderful.Does Philip live? and Topaz is safe?Jamie MolloyLove the book read it in three days because I couldn't wait for the ending, the movie looks awesome can't wait for that now and I can't wait for the sequel.Jamie MolloyThis book is amazing got it for Christmas and read it in 3 days because I couldn't wait for the ending. Cannot wait for the movie to come out and hope there is a sequel there has to be how can a book series end like that.
Alex Rockemer • Alice Springs, Northern TerritoryThanks for the comment I will keep reading the History Keepers books as long as you write them you have got me hooked, I hope you do more than the three books that are currently on the table I would like to see five or six books, Also I would like to read in a future book what Jakes super-strong valour means and how he will use it!
I live in Seattle and my 5th grade book group picked your book to read for our next meeting! This is a very cool book. I cant wait to see what happens next. I love it so far. When are you coming to the u.s.? i would realy like to see you at our school. Maybe to send my book back to England with my friend if you sign them. thanks,jackson
Hi Jackson, I hope to come to the US with the book some time later this year. At the moment, it's the nearly the only place in the world where you can't get it! Really glad you enjoyed it though. I am just finishing book 2, which is going to be even better than the first! Jake and his friends have to travel back to ancient Rome. Damian
Aidan Cessford (05-01-2012)
Hi i loved the first book. It is the best book i have ever read. I am wondering when the next book is out best wishes Aidan Cessford
Hi Aidan, so thrilled you liked the book The next instalment will be out in late summer - and it's going to great! Cheers Damian
kirk robinson (02-01-2012)
Hello. How many books are planned in this AWESOME series of yours?
Hi Kirk, there will be at the very least three, but more likely five or six books in the series. The story gets more and more epic as it goes along! Damian
stella batty (18-12-2011)
hi damian thank you for coming to my school the other day,every one loves the book I forgot to say before my sports teacher says it was a brilliant reading love your goddaughter stella xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Hi Stella, so sorry that I didn't get your message before, I have been on holiday since I finished the first draft of Book 2! But thanks so much. I loved coming to Bedford Modern and meeting all your great friends. Such a lovely group of people. I hope you had an amazing Christmas and I look forward to seeing you very soon. Happy New Year to my favourite Godaughter!! Lots of love to all Damian XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Deirbhile Cruise (15-12-2011)
hi! I just read your book it was AMAZING it was my favourite book , cant wait for your second one. what were your favourite books when you were a kid? thanks Deirbhile
When I was your age, I used to love the Narnia books, especially the Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. It was very magical escaping into that world. I also love Tintin for the adventure and humour. Damian X
Dear Mr. Dibben, I just finished your "The History Keepers: The Storm Begins" and really enjoyed it. The historical references are so intiguing that I want to find more about them, especially those I'm not familiar with. In a novel with teenage protagonists, I also like how well you treat your adult characters. They are more round and function better, rather than just props in the background. When the parrot Mr. Derek was first introduced, somehow it reminded me of the parrot in Treasure Island. Guess that it's probably because it's said to come from West Indies. Best luck with your sequel, and we are all looking forward to it.
Thanks for your message - I am very pleased you enjoyed the book. Book two is going to be great - with his Jake and his friends going back to Ancient Rome to search for Topaz and once again try and save history as we know it!
Anna Black (02-12-2011)
HI My son Jolyon forgot to take his copy of your awesome book to the talk & book signing today at his school, Bedford Modern School. He was SO excited to hear & meet you that he forgot to take it in! I dont suppose you could email us back sometime & say hello. Many thanks from an huge fan's mother.......Anna Black
Hello, this is a message for Jolyon. I really enjoyed my day at Rushmoor school and meeting you all! I am so sorry you forgot your book to sign. I am good friend of Ned Batty and his father - perhaps at some point you could give it to one of them and I will sign it and get it back to you. Enjoy reading! All the best for now, Damian
alexander merlin robert myatt-morris (02-12-2011)
hi damian i met you today when you came to my school rushmoor i was the kid called alex who asked you what book was your favourite. im a big fan and wanted to ask you a question, have you ever met any other famous authors or movie stars or directors if you have which ones?
I have met a few famous people. One of my best friends used to baby sit for Daniel Radcliff, so I have met him a couple of times - but not recently. It was very nice to meet you. I really enjoyed my day at Rushmoor. Damian
Nathan Brown (02-12-2011)
hiya damian i was there at the Rushmoor school signing i stranglely have the same name as a character in you book i got a copy and was so exited .... so exited ! i love the cover the story looks so awsomlyamazinglycool ! haha you are awsome and i was great to meet you ! XD Nathan Brown
Nathan is one of my favourite characters in the book. I hope you enjoy it! It was great to meet you. Damian
Hi Damian thanks for the books you signed for us at Rushmoor school i am the kid called habib the friend of the boy who asked about your favourite book I am loooking forward to reading your book and we are all big fans
That's great Habib, I really enjoyed meeting you all! Damian
Hi Damain I met you at rushmoor school. And what i have heard you say I think you have a realy good book. Im getting it today!!!
Thanks Luke, I hope you enjoy it! Damian
I have just recently read the book and it was the best book I have ever read! I really loved the characters and the storyline. The book kept me intrigued the entire time and I have heard that there is another book coming. Can't wait!
Thanks so much for your message. I'm very flattered indeed! All the best Damian
Ian Black (23-11-2011)
Hey Damian! Well, truth be told I noticed a man sitting on the train and was intrigued by the cover of your book. When I found it in Waterstone's I started reading the first chapter I was swiftly moving on to the second, so I said: Right, that's that decided and out came my wallet!! I haven't finished the book yet, but I really love how much passion and enthusiasm you've obviously put in to creating this wondrous tale of adventure and fast-paced action. I'm really looking forward to getting it finished and I'm also waiting on getting my hands on book two of The History Keepers. Is there any possibility of you doing a book signing in Glasgow, Scotland at any time? I'm going to be meeting Brandon Sanderson tomorrow in Edinburgh so I'm really excited about that but if you are doing a signing in Glasgow, please let me know as it'd be really awesome to meet you. Wishing you the best of luck with The History Keeper's series. I cannot wait for book two. Ian
Hello Ian, thank you so much for your great message. I am really pleased you are enjoying the book. Actually we will be coming up to Scotland next autumn for the release of the second book. I will certainly let you know if we are visiting Glasgow. I think it is likely. All the best for now, Damian
Hello Damian...After we met you on the train my mum bought me the History keepers book and I am reading it now. It's really good, it's awesome, I love it! Thanks for signing it for me. Can you please come to my school one day and talk to us about your book. It's Westbury on Trym academy in Bristol. I told my teacher Miss Corner and she said they would love you to visit. I can't wait for the next book... Love Tristan
Hello Tristan, it's nice to hear from you. I really enjoyed meeting you and your mum on the train - and really pleased that you are enjoying the book! I am going to write down the details of your school and see if I can do a visit in the early part of next year. I like Bristol a lot, so that would be fun. Let me know how you get on with the rest of the book. All the best Damian
Emily Mockridge (14-09-2011)
i really loved your book it was the best book I've read, i love how it combines Doctor Who and Harry Potter, i love history and i finding it so cool how you combine comedy with learning, but i hate the fact that your only writing three books YOU HAVE GOT TO WRITE MORE THAN THAT, you have write the MORE history keeper books than there are Harry Potter books YOU HAVE TO!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank Emily! Very flattering comments. And don't worry, if people are enjoying the books, I will certainly be trying to write more than three. All the best for now Damian
Bookmarked, I enjoy your site! :)
Thank you! Very kind of you to say so. Damian
David Roebuck (06-09-2011)
I loved it... I was completely drawn in. I will be buying a set for school and seeing what they think. It should go down a storm! Thanks. David
Thanks David, very kind of you to say so. I look forward to hearing how everyone gets on with it! Damian
Max imilion (06-09-2011)
Hi Damian, Thank you so very much for giving me a signed copy of "The History Keepers." I LOVE the book so much I cant stop reading it again. I am so happy and excited to read your next volume. Mum and I are talking about how lucky I am to even have a copy when it has not been released into the U.S.A. All the characters are so descriptive and fantastic it feels as though they can jump out of the book and walk the marvelous streets of planet earth. My favorite character is Jake. The entire plot of the story is brilliant and mind boggling, it is a book that I can sit in front of the fire with, holding a hot cup of joe in my hand. I LOVE THE BOOK!!!!!!! its epic. Hope to see you soon, your family friend, Max :) P.S. Bibi says hi and misses you.
Hello Max, it is so nice to hear from you. I am really thrilled you are enjoying reading the book a second time! Perhaps you will be able to spot some things that you didn't notice the first time. Let me know if you do. I was sorry not to see you in London, but I am sure we will see each other again soon. I am busy writing Book 2 at the moment - Circus Maximus. I think it might be more exciting than even the first; as Jake and his friends head to ancient Rome to stop the despicable Agata Zeldt from taking over the Roman army. There will be a breathtaking chariot race in Circus Maxims stadium. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Please keep writing! Damian xx
Carl Marsh (05-09-2011)
Hi Damian can you please let me know how I can locate or obtain some signed first editions? Or failing that, can I purchase some from Amazon and have them sent to say, your publishers/agent for them to be signed/dated/quoted etc...? Carl
Hi Carl, I'm afraid Damian is really busy at the moment getting ready for the official launch. Where abouts do you live. He is going on a book tour and may be nearby. Failing that I'll speak to him about what he want to do about signing requests..
Robert Majure (05-09-2011)
OMG. I just read the book. Its awesome. When is number 2.
Pamela Francis Doherty (26-08-2011)
I see your going to be in Scribbler next month.. The reviews on line are all really good, so I've bought one from waterstones today..Should be here in the next couple of days.. The front cover looks great and who is the boy? Is he the boy thats going to be in the film?
David Michaels (26-08-2011)
CONGRATULATIONS! I can't wait.
Thank you, David! I am looking forward to it myself.
Rachel Beaufort (25-08-2011)
Of all the places you have visited in the world, where do you most find inspiring?
I have just been in Rome, researching for the second book. That is a very inspiring city! It's amazing to think that the senate house that Julius Caesar built is still standing - it even has a roof. Magical
Jasper Guinness (25-08-2011)
Looks Fun. Great Website. Well Done..
Thank you! Hope you enjoy the book. Keep your eye on the website - they'll be a fun game coming soon! Damian
Sam Brown (25-08-2011)
This book seems right up my street. I'm 13 and a sucker for history and adventure.. Can't wait . Congratulations..
Rebecca Adams (25-08-2011)
I ordered my copy today. I also see on your website that you will be coming up to Merseyside for a signing. Can I bring it along and get you to sqiggle on my front cover? I also get Scribbler magazine as a birthday pressie and I see your interviewed next month..:)
Hello Rebecca, I look forward to seeing you in Merseyside, of course I will sign your book and do a squiggle! Cheers Damian
Tom Philips (23-08-2011)
Can't wait. Sounds fun! Great Reviews...
Thank you Tom..I hope you enjoy it..
Maria Jenkins (23-08-2011)
My Mum had to review this book for a magazine. She loved it and gave it to me as soon as she'd finished it. I really loved it and wanted to congratulate you. What is upsetting though is that I have to wait 12 months before I get the next installment. I'm trying to persuade my Mum to bring me to London for the 31st.. maybe we could say hello.. I loved the Harry Potter films, I hope Working Title will keep it british. Maria. Age 12. A History Keepers Champion.
Hello Maria, thank you so much for the comments and for taking the time to read the book. I'm busy writing the second installment which will hit the shelves this time next year. If you manage to persuade your parents to bring you to London please come and say hello. It would be lovely to meet you, Best Wishes, Damian :)
Leia Morrison (12-08-2011)
I can't wait for this book to finally hit the shelves. I've been so excited. It all looks really magical..
Thank you Leia.. it is really exciting and September the 1st will soon be here..