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.

To read the books in order start with The Fire Thief then Flight of the Fire Thief finally The Fire Thief Fights Back.


Flight Of The Fire Thief by Terry Deary

It's 1795 and plucky 12 year old Nell and her crafty Pa are swindling Eden City with their travelling stage show. Meanwhile, up on Mount Olympus, Zeus and Hera are bickering as never before. Their latest plan for Troy can only end in disaster.

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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Pan Macmillan

Publication date

1st September 2008




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