Tag: How to Train Your Dragon

Cressida Cowell – How to Train Your Viking | Review

Title: How to Train Your Viking

Author: Cressida Cowell

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 80

Rating: 4/5

 

 

This book is interesting because while it’s set in the How to Train Your Dragon universe, it’s presented as a story told by Toothless. My copy is also a World Book Day copy that I found from a charity shop, and even though I’ve been collecting the books, I didn’t know it existed.

 

 

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Cressida Cowell – How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse | Review

Title: How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse

Author: Cressida Cowell

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 240

Rating: 3.5/5

 

Cressida Cowell - How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse

Cressida Cowell – How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse

 

This book was pretty cute, but then all of the How to Train Your Dragon books are and so there’s no surprise there. This was actually probably my least favourite of the three that I’ve read, but it was still enjoyable enough and I liked the fact that much of it focused on a quest to reclaim a mythical potato.

I also like the little twist towards the end, although I’m not going to spoil it for you by telling you what it was. Suffice to say that Hiccup and the gang are subjected to a test of friendship (as they usually are), and that there are all sorts of subtle parodies of our own world and the inimitable sense of humour that makes Cowell’s books a hit with kids and adults alike.

What I will say about this one is that the adventure felt a little less fleshed out, somehow shorter than some of the other books. There was too much time on the setup and not enough on the heart of the story, but that’s okay. It was still a good read, and I don’t regret picking it up. I just want to hurry up and get to the rest of the series, so I’ll have to scour the charity shops.

 

Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell

 

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