Monday, 4 May 2009

YOUNG ADULT REVIEW: The Fire Thief Fights Back - Terry Deary


Eden City, 1785. Sam's mother's Magical Medicine Show is going down a storm, especially with Prometheus helping them out. Suddenly they are rumbled. Luckily for them, Zeus is in Eden City looking for the Avenger, and saves them. In return Sam has to help Zeus defeat seven terrifying monsters who have descended on the city. Will Sam overcome the monsters, and can Prometheus survive all this to find a human hero? In the Fire Thief trilogy, 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 the murky metropolis of Eden City. There he befriends a motley assortment of comic characters and learns what use humans have made of his gift.


Having followed Terry’s tales that blend Greek myths with a modern flavour as Prometheus does his best to aid mankind whilst avoiding Zeus and his wrath as two worlds collide in mirror image of events proving that mankind really hasn’t learned although there’s always hope. A great story that really does give the reader a lot of fun and allows them to develop thoughts and idea’s of their own that are presented in an informative way.

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