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Guardian Review

The History Keepers by Damian Dibben, reviewed by Tony Bradman

who finds the book over-complicated...

the plot is far too elaborate. The bad guy's aim is to stop the Renaissance before it begins, therefore destroying humanism and leaving villainy to reign. Now, I don't mind evil overlords over-complicating things for themselves - it's part of the job description. But this leads to some very tricky passages of explanation, and it could all have been a lot more straightforward, as it will almost certainly have to be in the movie. The old formula still rings true: strong character plus simple story is the best recipe for magic. TONY BRADMAN

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