Synopses & Reviews
The How to Train Your Dragon series chronicles the adventures and mis
adventures of Viking underdog Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III and his dragon, Toothless. In Book 9, a dragon rebellion is coming--filled with the meanest, nastiest dragons in the Archipelago. Razor-wings, Tonguetwisters, and Vampire Ghouldeaths are attacking Vikings and seem to be seeking one soul in particular: Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third! Only a King can save them...and only a champion with all of the King's Lost Things can be King. In his adventures, Hiccup has collected quite a few "things" himself. But can a scrawny Viking save the entire Archipelago from certain doom? To find out, Hiccup will have to outwit a witch, fight his arch-enemy, and beat back an army of bloodthirsty dragons with just one sword.
Ever since the woods of Berserk burned down, dark days have come to the Archipelago. Dragons are beginning to revolt against their Masters, Old Wrinkly is missing, and the waters have risen, flooding fields and washing away entire villages. Worst of all, the wicked witch Excellinor has returned -- and she wants Hiccup's sword. Can Hiccup muster the courage to protect his sword, find Old Wrinkly, and stop Excellinor from revealing that he has the Slavemark?
About the Author
Cressida Cowell lives in London with her husband, Simon; their children Maisie, Clementine, and Alexander; and two cats, Lily and Baloo. In addition to translating Hiccup's memoirs, she has also written and illustrated picture books including Hiccup, the Viking Who Was Seasick, Little Bo Peep's Library Book, and That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown. Her website is www.cressidacowell.co.uk.