A Hero’s Guide to Deadly Dragons by Cressida Cowell | Book Review

book #6 in the How to Train Your Dragon Series

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

I loved that this was essentially a library heist.

Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy
Author: Cressida Cowell
Published: June 2008
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Pages: 201 (paperback)

By far the shortest book in the series so far – I was almost surprised when this one ended. In the edition I read, the last third of the book is filled with dragon profiles and a glossary, so it really is a snappy little story.

It’s so fun how these books build on each other and the small things that happen in each instalment all come into play throughout the overarching story in all 12 books.

But you really can’t get better than a secret mission to steal a book out of a library that is heavily protected – and the Hairy Scary Librarian is not to be underrated of course!

Thoroughly enjoyed it – almost sad that is wasn’t longer, however.

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Title: A Hero’s Guide to Deadly Dragons
Series title: How to Train Your Dragon
Author: Cressida Cowell
Purchase: Angus & Robertson
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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?

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