Author(s): Terry Deary
International bestselling 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. Zeus and Hera are sick of the Trojan War dragging on. Zeus says he has a plan to put an end to it. Meanwhile in Eden City, in 1795, young Nell and her crafty pa are travelling with their carnival of danger, fleecing people of their money. Meanwhile, up on Mount Olympus Zeus and Hera are bickering as never before. In Troy Zeus shapeshifts and tells Paris about Achilles' weakness - his vulnerable heel. This should give Paris an edge and lead The Trojans to victory. Much hilarity ensues as the Trojan War battle parallels events in Eden City.
Terry Deary writes both fiction and non-fiction. The Fire Thief was his 150th book published in the UK, this was followed by Flight of the Fire Thief. The Fire Thief Fights Back completes the trilogy. Terry's books have been translated into 28 languages. His Horrible Histories (Scholastic) series has sold 20 million copies worldwide. Terry has won numerous awards, including Blue Peter's Best Non-fiction Author of the Century.