H: “I feel like I carry a lot of scars with me. But you asked about that one, of course. Sometimes I can still see the Skullions, especially that one, scarily clear in a dark tree…”

H: “It always seems bigger each time I remember.”

H: “Oh, and… thank you! It’s always odd, but…nice, to hear that I’m someone’s hero.”

C: “It’s because he’s used to me being the hero.”


Basically the HTTYD Books

Something more or less like this…

How to Train Your Dragon: THERE WERE DRRRRAGONS WHEN I WAS A BOY :3 :3 :3 awwwh <3 hehe :D :D :D \o/ yay fun cuuuuute yay!  :3
How to Be a Pirate: :) adventure!  :/  ugh Snotlout  o.o tfw skullions??? yikes!
How to Speak Dragonese:   :D  \o/  *\o/*  GO TEAM HICCAMILEGS!
How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse:  XD  XD  XD  how is this book even real  I AM A HORRIBLE POTTYMOUTH POTATOES POTATOES POTATOES
How to Twist a Dragon’s Tale: B-)  \o/  <3  *\o/*  love and lava surrrrfiiiing!
A Hero’s Guide to Deadly Dragons:  o.o come on you can’t just namedrop Hiccup the Second and then just leave us waiting  o.o
How to Ride a Dragon’s Storm: S <– the mark of doom O.O WHAAT????!!! O.O  :DDD epic battle! awwwwwwyiiiiiiiiiiiisssss!
How to Break a Dragon’s Heart:  <.<  I sense a disturbance in the Force
How to Steal a Dragon’s Sword: o.o  dragon attacks  <.<  >.>   much suspicious…  :) :))) good adventure :D YAY HICCUP *\o/*  *\o/*  celebration time!  O.O OHMYTHOROHMYTHOROHMYTHOR CRAP CRAP CRAP D: D: D: 
How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel: DDD: holy what???? WHATT?TTTTT???!!!  o.o  O.O  :’(  ;_;  T_T  TT_TT  I am just going to sit here and cry okay byes  THIS IS NOT A CHILDREN’S BOOK WHAT THE HELHEIM
How to Betray a Dragon’s Hero:  O_O oh my gods things can’t get worse  :O  D:  oh my gods things can’t get worse  D: O_O  O_O  :O  DDD:  ohmygods what the LOKI that was a *TORTURE SCENE* IN A THIRD GRADE READING LEVEL BOOK OKAY IT CANNOT GET WORSE THAN THIS  ……….TT_TT ohmygodsitgotworse TT_TT  TT_TT  TT_TT  I am never going to have dry eyes again THE BLACK STAAAAARRR NOOOOOOOOOOOOooooOOOoooo TT_TT  ;_;  *screaming*
How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury: …I am scared to open this book… o.O OH MY GODS IT GOT WORSE AGAIN!!!  O.O  D:  DDD:  o.o  :D LONG LIVE THE KIIIIIIIINGGGGG  *\o/*   *\o/*   *\o/*   *\o/*  O.O  D:  wait Furious!!!  T_T  :D  happy ending!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ……..what do I do with my life now?

Grimbeard the Ghastly’s Second Heir

“How to Be a Pirate” initially seems like such a simple, stand-alone adventure during which Hiccup meets Alvin the Treacherous, discovers some treasure by Grimbeard the Ghastly, and procures his sword, Endeavor. However, having recently reread book two in anticipation for book twelve, I realized that this little story is a symbolic microcosm of the entire series. Within this story, we see extensive foreshadowing for events that occur in books nine through eleven… particularly pertaining to Snotlout and his short tenure as Hooligan chief. Interactions between characters in book two directly parallel events in book nine, and we come to see that, throughout this entire series, Grimbeard the Ghastly has not one, but two heirs carrying on his legacy. Snotlout proves to be someone who does not completely – but still partially – stumble through Grimbeard’s fate.

I really encourage HTTYD book lovers to read this, because what “How to Be a Pirate” does is show how completely and utterly brilliant Cressida Cowell is.

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