Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third is the son of Stoick the Vast, tribe chieftan, and he is not at all ready to take on the Dragon Initiation Programme, but he has little choice in the matter. Things go from bad to worse when the dragon he ends up with is tiny and toothless and remarkably unwilling to be trained. Hiccup has to figure out how to train his dragon or be exiled from his village. then things go from worse to worse than worse when a Seadragonus Giganticus Maximus appears. Can Hiccup figure out how to become a hero and save every viking on Berk?
Hiccup is nothing like a hero. He is, quite simply an underdog. He is notable for his perseverance and very likable, he certainly shows traits you would welcome in a leader, even if they aren’t the obvious ones. Cowell has created a fun world and populated it with familiar stereotypes. This is a fun read. Accompanied with plenty of black and white illustrations and side bits, the story moves at a fair pace and should keep even a reluctant reader engaged. Silly names, silly pictures and silly antics give us an overall silly book that makes for an entertaining read.
Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books
Published: 04 February 2010
Format: Paperback 240 pages
Categories: Fantasy, Dragons, Vikings
ISBN 13: 9780340999073
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