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The Fire Thief

(2005)
(The first book in the Fire Thief series)
A novel by

 
International best-selling author Terry Deary reinvents the myth of Prometheus, the Titan who stole fire from the gods and gave it to the human race. To escape the gods" revenge, Prometheus travels through time to a murky metropolis called Eden City. There, he befriends a motley assortment of comic characters and learns what humans have done with his gift of fire.

Enter our narrator: Jim, a young orphan, actor, aspiring novelist, and petty
criminal who rids the wealthy of their worldly possessions. With the help of Jim, Terry Deary masterfully interweaves two plots, with the action jumping at a whirlwind pace from Mount Olympus to the seedy taverns and elegant mansions of Victorian Eden City. 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!

Using humorous footnotes, shameless puns, and literary references to everyone from Dickens to Poe, Terry Deary has created an original work that will have readers laughing out loud.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Fire Thief (Fire Thief Trilogy)
Author(s): Terry Deary
ISBN: 0-7534-1148-2 / 978-0-7534-1148-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Kingfisher Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Fire Thief (Fire Thief Trilogy (Hardcover))
Author(s): Terry Deary
ISBN: 0-7534-5818-7 / 978-0-7534-5818-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Kingfisher Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

March 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Fire Thief
Author(s): Terry Deary
ISBN: 0-330-52163-2 / 978-0-330-52163-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Fire Thief (Fire Thief Trilogy)
Author(s): Terry Deary
ISBN: 0-7534-1702-2 / 978-0-7534-1702-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Kingfisher Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Fire Thief (Fire Thief Trilogy (Hardcover))
Author(s): Terry Deary
ISBN: 0-7534-6118-8 / 978-0-7534-6118-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Kingfisher Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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