Flight of the Fire Thief by Terry Deary

Flight of the Fire Thief

Written by Terry Deary

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If you’ve not yet introduced yourself to Deary's Fire Thief series then you must – a series that reinvents, in a more contemporary setting, the myth of Prometheus. The Fire Thief was published to much acclaim earlier this year and Julia Eccleshare said it was ‘a rollicking good read’. The Flight of the Fire Thief is the second in the trilogy and I can safely say it’s awesome. The author deftly entwines two plots through the creation of some terrifically likeable characters, in particular, Nell, a 12 year old girl, time travel and a murky, rather seedy cityscape. It’s a great read.


Flight of the Fire Thief by Terry Deary

International best-selling author Terry Deary reinvents the myth of Prometheus, the Titan who stole fire from the gods and gave it to the human race. To escape the gods' revenge, Prometheus travels through time to a murky metropolis called Eden City. There he befriends a motley assortment of comic characters and learns what humans have done with his gift of fire. Enter our narrator: the resourceful and plucky 12 year old Nell. She and her crafty Pa travel the city with their stage show getting their audiences to open up their pockets and purses. With the help of Nell, Terry Deary masterfully interweaves two plots, with the action jumping at a whirlwind pace from a ramshackle Eden City of 1795 to Mount Olympus. Meet Zeus, Hera, Achilles and Paris - but as you've never seen them before...Prometheus has a soft spot for humans in need, but using his powers to get his new friends out of trouble will betray his hiding place to the gods!

About the Author

Terry Deary

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors Terry Deary is the author of 249 fiction and non-fiction books published in 36 years and is one of the most successful children’s authors of all time. His Horrible Histories series has sold over 6 million copies in the UK and has been translated into over 40 languages, as well as being adapted into a BAFTA award-winning television series for CBBC. Terry was also voted The Outstanding Non-Fiction Author of the 20th Century (Books for Keeps). He has now turned his attentions to adult fiction and non-fiction and more television and stage work.

He is married to Jenny and they have a daughter Sara who recently had twins, Terry's first grandchildren. He lives in Durham.

Q+A with Terry Deary

Favourite Hero: Guy Fawkes

Favourite Monster: The Chimera

Your weapon of choice: Machine Gun

Special Secret Power: Invisibility

Favourite Fight scene: Gladiators

Goodie or baddie: Baddie

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Kingfisher Books Ltd

Publication date

18th September 2006




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