Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.

Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Tell the Publisher!
I'd like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Flight of the Fire Thief [Hardcover]

Terry Deary

Available from these sellers.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover --  
Paperback --  
Join Amazon Student in Canada

Book Description

Oct. 18 2006 The Fire Thief (Book 2)
Prometheus is again on the run, and he flees in and out of time before landing in gritty, ramshackle 1795 Eden City. Enter our narrator: Nell, a young girl and aspiring novelist—she and her crafty pa travel the city with their stage show, trying to get their audiences to open up their pockets and purses. As always, 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! Terry Deary masterfully interweaves two plots, with the action jumping at a whirlwind pace from Mount Olympus to the back alleys of dingy Tudor City.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Kingfisher; First Edition edition (Oct. 18 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780753458198
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753458198
  • ASIN: 0753458195
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 12.8 x 2.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,336,791 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

From School Library Journal

Grade 4–6—This sequel to The Fire Thief (Kingfisher, 2005) continues the sarcasm-laced tale of the ancient Greek Titan Prometheus, who stole fire from the gods and gave it to humans. The furious Zeus will forgive him only if the Titan can show him a true human hero. In the first book, Prometheus time-travels to the fictional Eden City in 1858, only to discover that the hero he seeks may have lived in the city's past. Now Zeus grows impatient, and has sent his eaglelike Avenger to capture Prometheus. The Avenger is accompanied by the spirits of the Trojan War's Achilles and Paris, plus the monstrous 50-headed Hecatonchires, all fresh from Hades. In the Eden City of 1795, which is under siege by "Wild People" (thinly disguised Native Americans), Prometheus meets Nell Dee, a 12-year-old carnival performer. The two orchestrate a plan to help him escape the Avenger and her to end the town's siege peacefully. Prometheus discovers that the human hero he's been searching for is Nell. The tale will remind readers of both Rick Riordan's "Olympians" series and Terry Pratchett's books, but isn't as successful because of Deary's cynical tone. The story, which toggles between ancient Greece and Eden City, starts out grippingly. But, especially in the Greek chapters, most of the characters spend so much time making anachronistic wisecracks at each other that the book begins to drag.—Walter Minkel, New York Public Library
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


"Fans of Theus will enjoy this new episode in his still unresolved quest."

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
First Sentence
I wasn't there myself but I met someone who knows exactly what went on in those days. Read the first page
Explore More
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Look for similar items by category