How to Speak Dragonese


by Cressida Cowell (Author)

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   Book 3   
Pages: 256
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Chief's son Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, his friend Fishlegs, and his cranky dragon, Toothless, get separated from their class during Boarding-An-Enemy-Ship practice. The peaceful fishing boat they are supposed to attack turns out to be a prowling Roman galley, crewed by some of the Empire's least-distinguished legions. The invaders are plotting to provoke war among the Viking factions by kidnapping the heirs of Hiccup's own Happy Hooligans and the Amazonian Bog-Burglar tribe. Then, while the locals are occupied, the Romans plan to make off with the entire dragon population of the islands. With the help of Bog-Burglar girl warrior Camicazi and the bumblebee-sized dragon Ziggerastica, the boys must find a way to counter the treacherous plan before they all end up facing combat to the death in the local arena. There is a lot of raucous humor and mock-heroic dialogue; ridiculous names add to the fun. The theme of brains over brawn is well defined. Warriors, Roman and Viking alike, are loud-mouthed, bullying braggarts, easy targets for clever, scrawny Hiccup.

How to Train Your Dragon Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: How to Train Your Dragon
Reading level: 8+
Books in series: 14
Read in order? No
Next release: Finished
Website: howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com
Tags: adventure  fantasy  comedy & humour  illustrated 

 Print series book list

Books in series order

1.   How to Train Your Dragon  (2003)
2.   How to Be a Pirate  (2004)
3.   How to Speak Dragonese  (2005)
4.   How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse  (2006)
5.   How to Twist a Dragon's Tale  (2007)
6.   A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons  (2008)
7.   How to Ride a Dragon's Storm  (2008)
8.   How to Break a Dragon's Heart  (2009)
9.   How to Steal a Dragon's Sword  (2011)
10.   How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel  (2012)
11.   How to Betray a Dragon's Hero  (2014)
12.   How to Fight a Dragon's Fury  (2015)
+   The Day of the Dreader  (2012)
+   The Incomplete Book of Dragons  (2014)