The Fire Thief

November 22, 2011

By Terry Deary
Reviewed by Andy Tavelli
Rated 5 out of 5 stars


So our story starts with my Uncle Edward and me, Jim in 1858. We travel around to different cities and do acting shows. I must say, we are pretty good. It’s fun but it isn’t a very well paying investment. So we had to get creative. Nowadays when we arrive in a new city we immediately check in to a hotel and begin planning the biggest part of our show, the escape. So recently we have had to stay quiet because we have some people after us. But now we are heading to Eden City, a city blanketed in smog, with towering buildings that go far above smog. Trying to find your way through Eden City is like moving through a maze. It’s extremely easy to get lost and find yourself down a dark alleyway full of cutthroats, thieves, and beggars. No Street is the same no matter how many times you walk through the same street. And the weirdest part is the city seems to be alive, you can hear voices in the streets when no one is around. But anyways this time our “show “doesn’t go to well this time and we almost get in serious trouble.  Until we meet someone or should I say something in Eden City who has a story all their own that could prove important in our escape.

 The Fire Thief is a story I like to call a “double whammy.” It has a great story that leaves you on the edge of your seat and keeps you laughing all the while. This is just the first book in the Fire Thief trilogy. I think the Fire Thief trilogy is one of the best series that I have ever read, I like the way Terry Deary rights, and he uses a lot of literary elements such as irony and guilt, to keep the story funny and interesting at the same time. The point of view of the story is told through Jim. The bigger picture in this story is about just how far your imagination can go when you use it. I would recommend this story to anyone who likes Greek Mythology, a good comedy, or mystery.

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