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Flight of the Fire Thief (Fire Thief Trilogy #2)

3.74  ·  Rating Details  ·  544 Ratings  ·  38 Reviews
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 ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published September 18th 2006 by Kingfisher Books Ltd
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Jul 15, 2015 Thomas rated it it was amazing
A fantastic book about the Greek god Prometheus who's challenge is to find a human hero.
Feb 11, 2015 Franklin rated it really liked it
Shelves: lakhaney-books
The book," The Fire Thief" by Terry Dreary describes how Zeus continues to search for Prometheus even through time. With his trusty side kick," The Avenger" they are on the search of Prometheus who is off to find a mortal hero. Zeus redeems Prometheus of giving mortals fire and gives him his wings as he sets of to find a hero. The avenger is given a task to find and destroy Prometheus and to bring Achilles/ Paris to Hades. They trick the avenger and they escape the Underworld. They are recruited ...more
Keisha Keenleyside
Aug 29, 2015 Keisha Keenleyside rated it liked it
Considering this is the first book I began to read in the series, and it is the book that actually got me to buy the trilogy...I found that I didn't enjoy this as much as I thought I would when I began reading it in an isle at work.

Flight of the Fire Thief starts off great, full of sarcasm and quick witted comments that keep you power reading through the pages. However what I felt made this book flop was that I had expected it to be a follow on with the same people from the first. When I discove
Oct 13, 2012 Johnny rated it it was amazing
The greek demigod Prometheus stole fire from the gods, and gave it to those insulant, selfish little creatures they call humans. As a punishment from Zeus, the avenger, a mighty bird with god given powers is sent to chain prometheus to the cascaus mountains, and rip out his liver every day (it grows back, so the punishment is endless). After a while of this punishment, Theus escapes (with the help of Hercules), and runs through time and space avoiding the Avenger, and trying to complete his task ...more
May 04, 2015 Graham rated it really liked it
Sometimes a sequel is better than the original. And this, book two in the trilogy, is just that. The story is more engaging, the witty asides are actually less irritating and annoying than the first book, and the plot, which involves Paris, Achilles, the Avenger (of course) and the Hecatonchires, is done well. If your Y8-9 kid likes myths, and is happy with anachronistic and anarchistic humour then read!
May 20, 2012 Bob rated it liked it
This book includes Greek mythology (the Greek gods like Zeus...). Zeus' cousin Prometheus (Theus, the fire thief) took the element of fire and gave it to the humans, so as he escapes and runs through time and space, the gods send the avenger, a mighty bird that hunts and punishes those who have done wrong, to find him. While running, Theus goes back to Eden City 1795, and makes a new "friend", 12 year old Nell.

I picked this book up because it seemed interesting (by the title) and it is about Gre
Interesting, but to me it lacks a certain spark. Definitely amusing. The humor is sarcastic, the footnotes even more so, but slightly annoying. :) Guys would probably appreciate it more.
Oct 16, 2012 Ravindu rated it really liked it
Prometheus needs to find a human hero.... and fast. If he doesn't, the Fury will catch him and rip him to shreds. Prometheus has now come to Eden City again in the year 1795 when a showman and his daughter Helen are milking people of their money. Now, Helen must protect rescue something very important with the help of Prometheus; will they succeed?. Will Prometheus ever find his hero?

I picked this book up because it is a sequel to "The Fire Thief" and I have read "The Fire Thief."

I finished this
Feb 04, 2008 Christina rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of the Percy Jackson series
Shelves: fantasy
In book two, the narrator is a girl, Nell, who with her father in 1795 performs acrobatic feats and flies in a hot air balloon as a pair of show performers. They get caught up in Prometheus' search for a hero when he arrives and both Paris and Achilles, back from the dead, come after him. The Avenger bird is trying to capture Theus and he needs Nell's help to escape. Lots of funny quips and asides from the narrator, as well as Greek myth action and adventures, as the story switches back and fort ...more
Dec 15, 2011 Janaan rated it it was amazing
I picked this book up, because I've read the 1st book, and it was good also. This is about how Prometheus, is still being hunted down by the Avenger. But the Avenger isn't alone. Greek and Troy heroes, Achilles and Paris are dead and is leaded by the Avenger as ghosts. Prometheus still can't find a human hero. But Prometheus does find a girl who can help him. So, what secrets does the Temple of the Hero hold? Can he find his hero there? I finished this book because I wanted to know who the hero ...more
John Karimo
Jun 10, 2015 John Karimo rated it really liked it
It's a very good book
Jun 03, 2015 Pejman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book
Apr 04, 2015 Majiy added it
يك كتاب تخيلي ديگه ولي خيلي تخيلش قوي نيست ولي. موضوش تكراري نيست
Andrew D.alonso
Sep 12, 2013 Andrew D.alonso rated it it was amazing
This book is about Greek gods. And a demigod on a quest find a human hero and travel through space and time so he could return home. The main characters of the book are Prometheus a demigod, Zeus a god, The Avenger, daredevil young girl name Nell and her father, and Trojan warrior named Paris, and Achilles a Greek warrior.I would recommend this book to people who would like to read a book of adventure, action, and comedy. The age of people I would recommend this book to are ages 10 to 15.
Apr 12, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it
The second book was good. Although one of the drawbacks was that it had been awhile since i read the first >.< and with this series you kinda need to know what happened in the previous book. But oh well you can still read it on it's own. It will just be more confusing on why Prometheses is in the city and what he is doing there. It a nice introduction in Greek mythology and it's also quite a quick read.
Feb 04, 2008 Lisa rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: 9 and up who like myths and history
I enjoyed this second book in the series very much. It doesn't seem like there was quite as much "biting sarcasm" as in the first book. I enjoyed these characters very much as well; the book on the whole seemed a bit softer than the first, perhaps because the main characters weren't as "hardened" as those in the first book. I'm looking forward to the third book, now!
Apr 25, 2008 Karen rated it really liked it
Shelves: intresting-books
like the first of the trilogy this book is funny and attention grabbing...loved it all the way through...recommend the trilogy to those who enjoyed The Olympians series which were: The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse...and the fourth that is coming out on May 6,2008 is The Battle of the excited!!!!!!!!!
Dayna Smith
Feb 09, 2014 Dayna Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, teen-series
The second installment in The Fire Thief trilogy. Prometheus continues his search for a human hero. Zeus and Hera continue to interfere and the Avenger gets some help from Paris and Achilles. This series is a true delight for all lovers of Greek mythology. It is filled with humor and action. Move over Percy Jackson.
Burçak Kılıç
Jul 03, 2015 Burçak Kılıç rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yine çoook eğlenceli bi kitaptı :) İşin içine truva savaşı dönemide giriyor bu sefer ve Teus insan kahramanını aramaya devam ediyor ;)) Truva döneminde Paris'in Aşil'i öldürme sahnesi çoook komikti gül gül öldüm.. Gazap bu ikisini bide 50 kafalı bi canavarı yanına alıp geleceğe Teus'u öldürmeye gidiyor :DD
Jun 18, 2008 Tracey rated it it was ok
Shelves: children-s, teen
Children's fiction; action/adventure/mythology. Terry Deary's story about Prometheus and his friends isn't as good as Riordan's Percy Jackson series, but it will satisfy readers who are looking for readalikes.
Aug 26, 2014 Amin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned-books, fantasy
جلد دوم جلد جالبیه . هم داستان جلو میره و هم میتونید قشنگ بخندید . کارهای زن زئوس خیلی باحاله . البته اگه باهوش باشید آخر این کتاب میتونید سرنوشت پایان مجموعه رو حدس بزنید .
Tsing Lin
Sep 06, 2011 Tsing Lin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: free-choice
I thought this book is really good because it has a lot of action and pretty exciting, this is the sequel to The Fire Thief and the author still manages to WOW me
A loveable and comic the style of writing is, the book kind of lacked plot and was dissapointing due to its short size. The book design was good though...
A quick read. Not a whole lot of substance, but enjoyable, and with enough that I want to finish reading the trilogy.
Toni Daugherty
Nov 02, 2007 Toni Daugherty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Easiest & most exciting way to learn about some of the Greek gods and even some of life's other little tidbits.
Katie Umland
Jan 03, 2013 Katie Umland rated it really liked it
Ending that I did not see coming. Very fitting end for the series, but really very sad.
Berk E
Sep 22, 2009 Berk E rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This is an interesting twist on greek mythology. The story of Promethesus.
Aug 04, 2010 Lokien rated it really liked it
Also great! I love theis books cant wait for the next one!
Feb 28, 2013 Sama rated it it was amazing
It was really good.Espacialy the way it was written.
Ahmad Sharabiani
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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 ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Fire Thief Trilogy (3 books)
  • The Fire Thief (Fire Thief Trilogy, #1)
  • The Fire Thief Fights Back (Fire Thief Trilogy, #3)

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