The Fire Thief

The Fire Thief[KINDLE] ❆ The Fire Thief By Terry Deary – 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, Prom 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 inThere, he The Fire eBook Õ befriends a young orphan, actor, and petty criminal named Jim When Jim runs into trouble with the law, Prometheus is tornif 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.

A former actor, theatredirector and drama teacher, Deary says he began writing when he was 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 The The Fire eBook Õ Fire Epub and among adults for getting children interested in history Books download books from your favorite authors on Apple Books in the series have been widely translated into other languages.

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  • Paperback
  • 253 pages
  • The Fire Thief
  • Terry Deary
  • English
  • 14 May 2019
  • 9780753461181

10 thoughts on “The Fire Thief

  1. Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    The Fire Thief (Fire Thief Trilogy #1), Terry Deary

    The story tells of Prometheus when he is chained to a rock and about to have his liver ripped out by the Fury, but instead he is freed by the hero Hercules.

    He grabs the Fury, breaks its neck and runs away after he has been freed from the mountain he was chained to, by his cousin Zeus, the Greek god of lightning and ruler of the sky. Zeus sends him on a quest to find a true human hero.

    He gives Prometheus a ring because he promised that Prometheus will always be chained to that rock. This means that Zeus can always find him as well. Prometheus travels into the future with a pair of magical wings.

    He lands in Eden City and is helped by Uncle Edward and young Jim, a pair of robbers. The Fury is bent on revenge and Theus must complete this task while avoiding the Fury, who is supposed to eat his liver everyday for eternity.

    There, Jim and Uncle Edward stay at Storm Inn where they meet January Storm. They came to Eden City to steal riches from the Mucklethrift Manor. They usually put a play on and while they are doing it, Jim goes and steals the riches.

    When Prometheus came, he was strong so he could help the robbers carry the coffin which they put the stolen goods in. They are successful but Mayor Walter Tweed catches them and demands to get 1/3 of the stolen riches. The Mayor makes a fake deal with the Uncle Edward pretending that the police would not catch the robbers, Uncle Edward and Jim.

    تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز چهاردهم ماه جولای سال 2009 میلادی

    عنوان: آتش دزد کتاب اول از سه گانه آتش دزد؛ نویسنده: تری دیری؛ مترجم: حسین ابراهیمی (الوند)؛ تهران، افق، 1388، در 290ص؛ شابک 9789643693916؛ چاپ دوم 1388؛ چاپ سوم 1389؛ چاپ هفتم 1391؛ موضوع داستانها اساطیری یونانی برای کودکان از نویسندگان انگلیسی سده 21م

    برداشت تازه ای از داستان پرومتئوس ایزد یونانی که جرمش دزدیدن آنش بود، و زئوس برای مجازاتش پرنده ای غول آسا را مامور کرد، هر روز جگرش بیرون بکشد، هرکول او را نجات داد، کتاب برای نوجوانان است؛
    ا. شربیانی

  2. Li& says:

    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 last, the two halves of our story come together. And it's about time! that ugly reader with a face like a potato says. Well, let me tell you, potato face, everything comes to him who waits --or her who waits...or it that waits. Whatever. If you haven't guessed who walked through those swinging doors you haven't been paying attention.

    The Chimera had three heads -- lion, goat, and snake.³³ its body was also mixed, having the front part of a lion, the middle of a goat, and the tail of a snake. It wasn't pretty, and it wasn't the sort of monster that you'd want to meet in an alley at night. To be honest, you wouldn't want to meet it in the day time either.

    ³³ Being born with three heads is no fun, do not mock the Chimera. When one of those heads is a goat head, then it is a real nightmare. I mean, have you ever smelled a goat's breath? Imagine being stuck next to that for all of your life. No wonder the Chimera was bad-tempered. By the way... Do NOT try smelling of goats breath to check what I say. If you die as a result, you will NOT be given your money back for this book.

    I decided to read something a little different than my usual genre of mystery, suspense, thriller, crime.
    I've had this book in my library for what seems like forever. I don't know why I've never read it until now but I'm so glad I finally did! This is book one of The Fire Thief Trilogy. The second is Flight of the Fire Thief which I will be reading in the very near future! This is a delightful, laugh a minute read! It is craftily written, as well, so much so that I had to see what would happen next! I read it in one sitting! What a treat! I simply loved it! I highly recommend it!!

  3. Tina ➹ the girl who lives in Fandoms (Book.Enchantress) says:

    4.5 golden stars

    it was recommended by a friend.
    i liked the Mythology.
    I laughed a lot during reading this. :)

  4. Nicola Turner says:

    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.

  5. Cody says:

    Fire Thief

    On a scale of 1 to 10 I would rate this book at no more 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 reading this book but for a casual days read, (and it takes no more than a solid day to read this entire novel) it is entertaining. On a positive note I thought it was quite interesting that the author was able to combine both Greek mythology and the 19th century in a direct manor, now that doesn’t mean to say its as difficult as writing in the 2nd person but it quite a challenge as both time periods have literally nothing in common other than the mere existence of humans.
    The development of characters isn’t really present; they are established in the first couple chapters and not expanded on in any kind of depth or analysis. Not one character is faced with any kind of moral choice or incidence where he or she must make a choice that determines their nature. Even the climax of the story is just a turning point that any reader could have predicted after chapter 10 or 11.
    As far as messages go the whole book ended up being a subtle pitch on global warming, and how we need to start preserving the planet now before it’s too late. Big disappointment Mr. Deary, because as much as you might care about the planet and believe the scam that global warming is, this book really has no place for that kind of sentiment. One message that this book does offer is no matter how evil or corrupt someone is they can still show compassion and should still be forgiven; which speaks strongly to kids (for whom this book is clearly intended) but what about the fact that Jim and Uncle Edward are thieves? And have been their whole lives? Should not they be punished for their wicked ways? A moment of kindness and repentance can’t possibly redeem a person of a lifetime of treachery and deceit.
    One particular thing that bothered me was the lack of research on behalf of the author. Not everyone knows, but anyone with internet access can easily discover is that when someone is hanged it is not suffocation that kills them, it is in fact the breaking of their neck by the large knot in the rope. If this little indiscretion had been taken care of at the source then approximately 20-30 pages would simply disappear. There were a few other minor issues I had, one being the uneducated nature of Prometheus, how could a God be so stupid? If someone had the ability to time travel I think that they would explore the possibilities a bit more and therefore at bare minimum know about the social graces of that time period. And another thing, the Greeks had schools for their young and adolescents, the book implies that the Greek society produced from birth completely literate and capable children, which is of course ridiculous.
    Overall, and despite my negative nature to find fault in this book it was a enjoyable read. If you are interested in Greek mythology then you might want to read this book, just not for any kind of education on mythology itself.

  6. Renae says:

    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 something that irritates me enough that I'm not sure I'd bother looking for book two in the series...

  7. Thomas says:

    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.

  8. Tavian Sim says:

    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 story was quite interesting. The main idea of the story is good too, about Prometheus trying to find a worthy human hero that will prove to Zeus that they deserve fire. I wasn't too happy about the fact that they made Prometheus out to be an idiot though. The author also makes it more entertaining throughout the book by placing footnotes at the bottom of every other page or so that are usually very sarcastic and humorous. It is honestly a very easy read probably made for the boys of a younger age probably around 12. It's a quick read but honestly I wouldn't recommend it. A lot of people wouldn't enjoy it and I barely did so, but if you are into Greek mythology and sarcasm by the author, I think you might have a chance of enjoying this book. I also feel as if its a knockoff of the book The Lightning Thief but that's just me, and eh its nowhere as good.

  9. Clara Publius says:

    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 personalities of the characters are well developed. The little, orphaned boy, Jim is jumpy. shy and timid while the other thief, Uncle Eddie, is sarcastic. The plot is, however, really simple and has an abrupt ending. The old-fashioned setting is also very hard to connect to. The Lightening Thief series is a better alternative if you want a good story with mythology.

  10. Jocelyn says:

    One of the best books I have read all year.

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