How to Twist a Dragon’s Tale by Cressida Cowell | Book Review


book #5 in the How to Train Your Dragon series

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Okay this was really cute and one of my favourites so far.

Genre: Fantasy, Middle Grade
Author: Cressida Cowell
Published: September 2007
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Pages: 261 (paperback)

I’m thoroughly enjoying reading the How to Train Your Dragon Books for the first time, even if I’m an adult. They’re so innocent and fun, and once you get in the groove with the writing style it’s supremely enjoyable.

I’m really liking how these books are very slowly maturing and getting longer as the series goes on, and I’m 100% hooked and eagerly making my way through the books.

I love Hiccup’s exasperation with generally everything as he tries his best to solve all the problems but just ends up perpetually knee-deep in sh*t. There was just something about this one that I particularly enjoyed, though.

Perhaps it is the climactic events surrounding a volcano (inevitably going to be dramatic and awesome) or maybe it was the continued unexpected-hero vibe of the story. Or maybe the unlikely friend of Hiccup’s bardiguard – or Fishlegs’ unlikely role in the story.

Or maybe it was all of it! I love the ridiculousness of Stoick, the fact that even at 26 years old I still giggle every time I read Big Boobied Bertha (in David Tennant’s voice, of couse (my fellow audiobookers will understand)), and the total epicness of this plot.

If you haven’t read this series yet, then for goodness sake go do yourself a favour and enjoy some of the best middle grade fiction that’s out there.

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