Caramel loves all things dragon, and he has been an avid reader of Cressida Cowell’s How to Train Your Dragon book series. Most recently he reviewed for the book bunnies blog How to Betray A Dragon’s Hero (Book #11 of How to Train Your Dragon Series). Today he is talking to Sprinkles about Book 12: How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury. As usual, Sprinkles is taking notes and asking questions.
If you would like to check out our reviews of the earlier books, here is a list: How To Train Your Dragon (book 1), How to Be A Pirate (book 2), How To Speak Dragonese(book 3), How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse (book 4), How to Twist a Dragon’s Tale (book 5), A Hero’s Guide to Deadly Dragons (book 6), How To Ride A Dragon’s Storm(book 7), How to Break A Dragon’s Heart (book 8), How to Steal A Dragon’s Sword (book 9, reviewed by Marshmallow), and How to Seize A Dragon’s Heart (nook 10). Caramel also reviewed How to Train Your Viking by Toothless the Dragon by Cressida Cowell, a related book that might appeal to those who enjoyed the original books in the series.
Sprinkles: So Caramel, tell our readers a bit about this twelfth book of the series.
Caramel: Hiccup wakes up not knowing who he is, what his name is, and so on. It is kind of scary actually.
S: I can see that, forgetting who you are would be really scary.
C: But eventually he does remember, because Toothless speaks to him and helps him remember.
S: Alright, is that the main thing that happens in this book?
C: No. There is a big war between humans and dragons.
S: That’s bad!
C: Yes. And you can tell who is losing.
C: Humans obviously. Dragons can fly! And they have flame weapons. Some have lightning. And others can turn invisible. And then shoot lightning. So they are pretty bad to have as an enemy.
S: I can see that! So what happens?
C: They eventually make a truce. Some of the dragons go into hiding and so on, but Toothless and some of the other dragons who are friends of the friends of Hiccup stay.
S: Hmm, so it is kind of like in the movies, and the TV series, too.
C: Yes, the dragons leave in the movie as well. And I don’t like that. Because I like the dragons.
S: But some stay?
C: Yes, I guess the epilogue is nice. They all live happily ever after, kind of.
S: Hmm, our attempt to provide a review with no spoilers has failed utterly. I can see that.
C: Yup. But I think it is alright. People who read this far in this series will want to finish it anyways.
S: I agree.
S: So if you were to find three words to describe this book, what would they be?
C: Exciting, funny, and also sad, because this is the end of the series.
S: I know you are sad that it is over, but you have really enjoyed this series, haven’t you?
C: Yes. I really like Hiccup and how he can talk to dragons.
S: Would you like to be able to talk to dragons?
C: If they existed. But unfortunately they don’t exist.
S: Well, how about creatures that do exist? Would you want to be able to talk to other animals?
C: Yes! I think they could tell me that animals don’t like to be hunted, and they could tell me a lot of other interesting things about their lives, so I’d know even more than I can learn from documentaries.
S: That is correct, you’d have very reliable and inside information!
C: I could also ask a dog how they know people are scared, and why they chase us bunnies…
S: Those would be good to know, for sure! So as we are wrapping up this series, what is next for you?
C: I think I will go back to reading the Wings of Fire books. There are still many of those that I haven’t read.
S: So I can see there will be more reviews about books with dragons in them!
C: Yes! So now, can I tell our readers to stay tuned?
S: Yes, I think it is time.
C: Great! Stay tuned for more book bunnies reviews!