Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Review - A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons - Cressida Cowell

A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons - Cressida Cowell

A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons (How to Train Your Dragon, #6)Title: A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons 
Author: Cressida Cowell
Genre: Heroes, Vikings, Dragons, Comedy, Adventure
Publication: Hodder's Children's Books. 
             November 1 2007
Pages: Paperback, 256 pages
Age group: 7+ 

It's Hiccup's birthday, but that's not going to keep him from getting into trouble. To save his dragon, Toothless, from being banished, Hiccup must sneak into the Meathead Public Library and steal the Viking's most sacred book. But the Vikings see books as a dangerous influence, and keep them locked up and under heavy guard. To save his friend, Hiccup must brave the Hairy Scary Librarian and his dreadful army of Meathead Warriors and face off against the formidable Driller-Dragons. Will he make it out and live to see his next birthday?

I LOVE the How to Train Your Dragon Series, the books are humorous, the illustrations are awesome and the characters, well who doesn't love an unpredictable hero and an adorable green dragon (Don't tell Toothless I said that!)? Well, I know I do! This is the sixth installment in the series. 

As soon as you open up and you're on the first page, you're engrossed in the story and you can't put it down and as you turn the page, your mind is already imagining what is going to happen next.

The characters, gosh, I adore them! My favourites? Hiccup, Fishlegs, Camcazi and Toothless! Hiccup is brave, although he doesn't really know it, Fishlegs is a good friend and a really worrypot, Camicazi, geez I love this girl, she can burgle anything from right under your nose and Toothless? He is just SO cute

One thing I didn't really like was that, although it was page-turning, the plot was a bit simple, but everything else in the story mostly makes up for it! 

If you're looking for a quick, humorous read, READ THIS! You really won't regret it! 

I give it: 4 CUPCAKES!


  1. Oooh! I love stories about dragons..my favorite mythical creatures. Nice review!

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    1. Yes, dragons are awesome! Thank you, I thought maybe the review was a bit short?

  2. This sounds like an adorable series, I have to check it out! Dragons are interesting creatures and I love unputdownable books :D

  3. Great review--not too short for a children's book. I've never read these, either, but maybe I will. I'm currently on a dragon kick, trying to read everything about them I can get my hands on. Despite being simple, sometimes children's books can teach the most about a subject, specifically because of their simplicity. Thanks for sharing! :D


    1. Thank you! U must read them they're really good!

  4. So cool! My hubby read book one to our son and they enjoyed it so much. We really need to continue the series.
    Nice review!

  5. O_O

    This was a book first?! I guess I shouldn't be so surprised but... I am! Wow. I should definitely give the series a shot too, by the looks of it :) The dragons all sound awesome and like they have their own distinct personalities which is great. Thanks for the recommendation! I'll have to check this out soon.



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