The Fire Thief

The Fire Thief Now available in paperback The Fire Thief hilariously reimagines the myth of Prometheus the Greek demigod who stole fire from the gods and gave it to the human race To escape the gods revenge Prome

Now available in paperback, The Fire Thief hilariously reimagines the myth of Prometheus, the Greek demigod who stole fire from the gods and gave it to the human race To escape the gods revenge, Prometheus travels through time to Eden City in 1858 There, he befriends a young orphan, actor, and petty criminal named Jim When Jim runs into trouble with the law, PrometheusNow available in paperback, The Fire Thief hilariously reimagines the myth of Prometheus, the Greek demigod who stole fire from the gods and gave it to the human race To escape the gods revenge, Prometheus travels through time to Eden City in 1858 There, he befriends a young orphan, actor, and petty criminal named Jim When Jim runs into trouble with the law, Prometheus is torn if he uses his powers to get his friend out of trouble, he will betray his hiding place to the gods Terry Deary masterfully interweaves two plots, with action jumping at a whirlwind pace from Mount Olympus to the seedy taverns and elegant mansions of Victorian Eden City Packed with puns, wisecracks, and sarcastic footnotes, The Fire Thief turns Greek mythology into a laughing matter.

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  1. A former actor, theatre director and drama teacher, Deary says he began writing when he was 29 Most famously, he is one of the authors of the Horrible Histories series of books popular among children for their disgusting details, gory information and humorous pictures and among adults for getting children interested in history Books in the series have been widely translated into other languages and imitated.A cartoon series has been made of the series of books and was shown on CiTV for a period in 2002.The first series of a live action comedy sketch show of the same name was shown on CBBC in 2009 and a second series is due.Terry is also known widely throughout children and adult reading groups alike for his True Stories series see below for series list.He received an Honorary Doctorate of Education from the University of Sunderland in 2000 His numerous accolades also include the Blue Peter Best Nonfiction Author of the Century Award in the U.K.

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  1. From the back cover of the book Here are the Greek gods like you ve never seen them before In this hilarious, time traveling tale, acclaimed author Terry Deary reinvents the Greek myth of Prometheus, who stole fire from the gods On the run from Zeus s avenging eagle, Prometheus hides out in Victorian Eden City, where he befriends an orphan named Jim Packed with puns, wisecracking gods, and sarcastic footnotes, the fire Thief is a rollicking blend of action, anarchy, and narrative tradition at la [...]

  2. ok e lenceli ok komik bir kitap Yunan mitolojisiyle biraz dalga ge ilmi Burda Zeus ap al, yeralt canavarlar ak ls z g l g l ld m D Ho uma giden bi b l m payla ay m kitap hakk nda da bilgi olur size DDZeus i ini ekti Bir g n insan denen o zavall yarat klar ocuklar i in bir i kence t r icat edecek Ona okul ad n verecekler ocuklar n , s r ler halinde k k odalara t kacaklar ve ger ekleri renmeye zorlayacaklar Ne kadar zalimce diye hayk rd Teus renemezlerse karaci erleri s k lecek mi peki Daha da k t [...]

  3. I liked the fast paced story but I am a bit tired of asides to the reader a la Lemony Snicket and witty footnotes Some kids enjoy thta stuff though The characters are amusing and I m for anything that introduces Greek mythology to kids in a fun way.

  4. This book was very interesting because it had a mixture of fiction and non fiction It starts at the dawn of time in Greece and finishes in the future It s full of mythology, cunning strategies and adventure.

  5. Fire Thief On a scale of 1 to 10 I would rate this book at no than a 6 Although it is entertaining it lacks intellect and depth Any subtleties this book has a spoon fed to the reader through direct narration or with the oh too convenient author s sub analysis of the book as you are reading it Terry Deary very clearly wrote this book for children in the 5th or 6th grade level as it lacks any kind of rhetorical skill or literary merit I would caution anyone that expects to get something out of re [...]

  6. In the Fire Thief, Prometheus had made a deal with Zeus He would have a limited amount of time to find a worthy human hero to prove to Zeus that humans deserved the gift of fire Then he meets a pair of thieves when he travels into the future to 1858 He ends up helping them with their theft I enjoyed the book but it wasn t my favorite Normally, Prometheus is described as cunning and crafty but in this book, he is clueless, humble and generous It also contains a lot of mythology and Greek Gods The [...]

  7. This was a little disappointing The story itself was fine the angle on the Prometheus myth was interesting But the narrative style was incredibly distracting The narrator, in addition to an aside to the reader at the beginning of each chapter, peppers the narrative with footnoted asides to the reader as well I would have been completely happy reading the story without those blasted asides I hate it when the narrator tries to converse with the reader A stylistic thing, to be sure, but definitely [...]

  8. yunan tanr lar n konu alan komik bi kitapt zellikle anlat c okuyucuyla konu uyor gibi ger i kafa buluyo desem daha do ru olurxD

  9. I feel so harsh giving such a low rating to a book for kiddies, but then I realized I have read and loved other books on this category The problem laid on this book The premise was interesting that s why I got the thing on the first place I m up for anything related to Greek mythology But as much as I wanted to like the story it just did not work for me Everything was so inconsistent Things starts all epic a chained god in suffering, his release and retaliation but then it all goes wrong and he [...]

  10. I think this book would be attractive to any students in KYS2 It is a humorous time travelling book that re invents the Greek myths of Prometheus combined with the daily struggle of life that occurred in the Victorian era In this story Prometheus has stolen fire from the Gods and has given this great gift to the humans on earth Zeus angry at this action sends his avenging eagle named the Fury to punish him eternally by prodding at his internal organs on a daily basis This leads to Prometheus fle [...]

  11. The book The Fire Thief in my opinion, is a okay written book The story and plot itself is great though The book becomes kind of confusing when he changes from one position to another really frequently during the book I love the Greek Gods and anything that has to do with them so that kept me entertained enough to keep reading The book is very boring at points though I wasn t a fan of the setting in the 1700 s , its just boring to me But when the Gods are conversing and in their setting the stor [...]

  12. I first came about this series at work, I was supposed to be working but as I was clearing up a shelf i came across book 2 and opened it for a quick read.which ended up being a half hour sit on the floor behind a cage and peek about for managers while devouring about thirty pages and deciding to buy the series.I bought the set and flew through this one in a day and a bit, i loved its original take and sarcastic tone reminding me of Terry Prachett only for kids.A great read and worthy enough to s [...]

  13. This was a really quick easy read I enjoyed it I did however stop reading the footnotes I didn t like them, it seemed like the author was trying too hard to be funny and stopping to read his odd comments killed the picture in my head.

  14. Es un buen libro para ser l principio de una serie no estuvo nada, nada mal.Sus p ginas me llenaron de risas y me encanto como l autor hace sus anotaciones de modo jovial y jocoso.Pude sentir la desesperaci n y tristeza de los personajes y me llene de alegr a con ese final ojala y la vida real fuera as.Ahora espero poder tener en mis manos los siguientes libros de esta serie se ver n hermosos en mi librero.Una forma muy especial y diferente de ver la mitolog a griega.4.5 de 5

  15. This is a YA book that I will recommend to young readers who like The Percy Jackson books It lacks the sophistication of Riordan s books but has a similar humour The threads of Greek mythology and flawed heroes are picked up nicely It s a comparatively easy read after the bigger books of the Riordan series, especially for younger readers.

  16. Fire ThiefReviewed by Lucas One million years ago humans were nothing than a very clever ape Some of us are still But now we call them police officers Prometheus lying there, for two hundred years There, right there under some rocks chained up With a Furry ripping off his liver every morning Until one day he escaped Prometheus the fire thief, has not got himself out of trouble yet Escaping from jail was one, but now, a new task has arrived Search and find your self a hero Do that and the Gods w [...]

  17. As punishment for giving humans fire, the Titan Prometheus is chained to a rock by the gods where his liver is ripped out of him by a Fury The story begins with Prometheus breaking free of his chains and making a deal with Zeus to find a hero He decides to travel in time to Eden City, 1858, an industrial cesspool where misery runs rampant Prometheus can t believe what humans have done with fire The city is cloaked in smog He is so disappointed He meets up with Jim and Edward, two thieves who put [...]

  18. The book , The Fire Thief by Terry Deary describes how the titan Prometheus feels after he betrayed Zeus and gave mortals fire He has a bird tear his liver everyday and since he is immortal he grows a new liver and everyday a new one grows back A guy named Jim has met Prometheus and tries to relieve him The guy relieves people of their wealth and he meets the Greek titan Prometheus in Eden City Jim is an orphan, and he arrives there with his Uncle This book describes how Prometheus has escaped f [...]

  19. Mythology like you ve never seen it before Terry Deary is a true storyteller from start to finish In The Fire Thief, Deary spins a tale about the young thief Jim and his Uncle Edward The pair have just entered Eden City, intent on robbing the home of one of the richest men in town Jim senses from the moment they arrive that the city itself is against them Meanwhile, a million years in the past, Prometheus is escaping his imprisonment on a mountaintop only to be caught by Zeus Prometheus has spen [...]

  20. Reviewed by Marta Morrison for TeensReadToothink kids between the ages of 4th to 8th grade would love this book It is short and easy to read and the footnotes are hilarious It begins at the dawn of time with Prometheus, who is chained to a rock because he brought fire to humankind Theus, for short, was a titan and Zeus, the king of the Gods, made sure that he never forgot what he did Every morning while chained to the rock, a fury would come and tear out his liver Of course by nightfall Theus wo [...]

  21. The Fire Thief is an odd book which combines Greek mythology with the London of Charles Dickens Only it isn t called London in the book it s Eden City You probably know the story of the Titan Prometheus who stole fire from the gods to give to humans and was then punished by being chained to a rock and having an eagle eat out his liver every day One day Prometheus kills the eagle and escapes Though in the actual myth he is rescued by Hercules His cousin, Zeus, who holds a certain sympathy for him [...]

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