How to Train Your Dragon 6 Book Collection
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I feel like I should update this review, given the amount of likes it's getting, and plus because the above review looks pretty mediocre to me now. Also, since then, I've read (and reread) the rest of the Hiccup books as well. Actually, this will be more like a list of reasons why you should read these books rather than an actual review of this one. The series was published by Hodder Children’s Books in the time period from 2004 to 2015. The events of the books take place in a fictional Viking world, where the protagonist Hiccup goes through a series of adventures to become a hero. There’s a film trilogy based on the books, created by Dreamworks Animation. Characters in the How to Train Your Dragon books Stormfly (in books 6–12) is Camicazi’s dragon. She’s a Mood-Dragon which means that her color changes depending on her mood. Wodensfang (in books 9–12) is a Seadragonus Giganticus Maximus. He helps Hiccup in stopping the Rebellion.
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In the fifth installment of the How to Train Your Dragon books, a volcano that shadows the Island of Berk (Hiccup’s home) has become active and the tremors are hatching the eggs of the sword-clawed Exterminator dragons which pose a threat to Berk Island and the Hairy Hooligans. Hiccup gets into trouble and is saved by Hotshot the Hero. Hiccup hires Hotshot as his ‘bardiguard’ but it was later revealed that Hotshot wants to kill Hiccup and none of the clan members knew about it. The series is very, very different from the movies and TV series that it inspired. That is not a bad thing - it makes the read more exciting and captivating. The wit and humour in this series, had us in tears with laughter. Cressida Cowell knows exactly what type of humour appeals to young readers, and therefore by extension to parents of said young readers.Fishlegs (in books 1–12) is Hiccup's best friend and supporting character in a number of books who is allergic to reptiles. He has a squint, asthma, his pet is the only vegetarian dragon on the planet, and he is seen as a wimp, but he has shown himself to be quite cunning when he needs to be. He is also fond of poetry and wants to be a bard in later books. He is not a Hooligan by blood but an orphan who washed up on Berk's shores as an infant, his parentage being a mystery to him until the identities of his mother and father were revealed to him in the tenth and twelfth books respectively. At the end of the final book, he founds his own tribe, the No-Names, and becomes a bard. Hiccup and Fishlegs get lost while out at sea. Toothless is caught by Romans, while Hiccup hides and tries to figure out a way to free him and escape. Hiccup causes a distraction and escapes with Fishlegs, but not before losing half of his How to Speak Dragonese notebook. In the morning, Hiccup realizes he took home a Nanodragon from the Roman Ship. The Nanodragon is, in fact, the king of the Nanodragons and self-proclaimed 'living god', Ziggerastica. For saving his life, Ziggerastica tells Hiccup he can call his name and he will come.
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Cowell, Cressida (2 May 2014). "How to Train Your Dragon 2, and Book of Dragons". Cressida Cowell. Archived from the original on 5 July 2014 . Retrieved 5 July 2014.
The morals of this story are well-delivered. You can tell how Hiccup's methods pay off when, having treated Toothless with kindness and generosity such that no other Viking has, Toothless finally feels grateful enough to help him defeat the Green Death. This book is mainly aimed at nine-and-up-year-old boys, but I bought it for me, and I ended up reading it to my little sister, who enjoyed listening to it and surprisingly was able to overlook the fact that it was nothing at all like the movie she loved. Toothless was still her favorite character (and Hiccup mine!) I came up with a fourth reason, haha. You have to read more of this overlong review of a book series that's still probably only being bought because people loved the movie so much (that's me being a hypocrite, la di da da...) I love these movies. They are wonderful. I expected the book to be somewhat similar and they really aren’t. I think the movie captured the spirit of the books and how kooky and zany they are, but the story is totally different with some new characters. Hiccup is mostly the same but most others are different. The biggest difference is that Toothless is a totally different dragon. They are nothing alike really. I like the toothless of the movies much more. I did not like the toothless from the book much at all. He was rather annoying and did little to help out. Find your ferocious, incredible, spectacular dragon name with Dragon University. Look up your month of birth and choose your favourite! Honestly, at times the victory at the end of the novel doesn't even feel earned. Things just happened to turn out. The lazy dragon who refused to anything just happened to get up and do something. If I recall correctly, he complained the entire time he was doing it. Everyone had dragons, so Toothless--baring his reluctant heroics--wasn't really special in any way other than that he allowed Hiccup to get bullied more.