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 D: wait Furious!!! T_T :D happy ending!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ……..what do I do with my life now?
“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.