The Fire Thief Fights Back by Terry Deary

The Fire Thief Fights Back

Written by Terry Deary

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Set in a world of gods and goddesses, the thrilling Fire Thief trilogy comes to a dramatic close with The Fire Thief Fights Back. Demi-god Prometheus befriends Sam, a young boy in difficulties, and soon Sam is caught up in helping Prometheus to defeat the seven deadly mythical monsters and so save Eden City from a terrible fate. The story is gripping, the action is fast and furious and the conclusion is a triumph.

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


The Fire Thief Fights Back by Terry Deary

Eden City, 1785. Sam's mother's Magical Medicine Show is going down a storm, especially with Prometheus helping them out. Suddenly they are rumbled. Luckily for them, Zeus is in Eden City looking for the Avenger, and saves them. In return Sam has to help Zeus defeat seven terrifying monsters who have descended on the city.


An action-packed tale, an intriguing blend of narrative tradition and anarchy which [readers] will devour with gusto. Sunday Herald

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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224 pages
Interest Age: 9+


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Pan Macmillan

Publication date

2nd February 2009




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