The Fire Thief by Terry Deary
  

The Fire Thief

Written by Terry Deary

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Author of the best-selling Horrible Histories, Terry Deary here gives us a rollicking add-on to the story of Prometheus, the Titan who stole fire from the gods and gave it to the humans.

In a cracking time-travelling story full of jokey asides mostly contained in footnotes, The Fire King moves between the worlds of Mount Olympus and Eden City, a Dickensian world where Jim, a young orphan and petty criminal who aspires to be a novelist, meets up with Prometheus. An original adventure with a sound basis in mythology. (9+)

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

Synopsis

The Fire Thief by Terry Deary

Prometheus stole fire from Zeus and gave it to humans. Zeus and the gods then decided to punish him by chaining him to a rock and having an eagle tear out his liver every day. After 8000 years of agony, he breaks free. But the gods send the Eagle after him. Desperate to escape, he realises there is one escape route - to travel through time.

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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Format

Hardback

Author

Terry Deary
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Author's Website

www.terry-deary.com/

Publisher

Kingfisher Books Ltd

Publication date

16th January 2006

ISBN

9780753411483

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