How To Fight A Dragon's Fury "Perfection, A Masterpiece. Unbearably Sad & Beautifully Brave" {Book Review}

Monday, February 1, 2016
How to Fight a Dragon's Fury by Cressida Cowell Review

There is just something special about Cressida Cowell’s writing, it entraps you, cocooning you it’s words. Even as I started this book I wished for it to never end.


Title: How To Fight A Dragon's Fury (How to Train Your Dragon #12)
Author: Cressida Cowell
Series: How to Train Your Dragon #12
Genres: Fantasy, Middle Grade
Source: Purchased

Dragons vs Humans: is this the end? Find out in the twelfth book in the How to Train Your Dragon series. It is the Doomsday of Yule. At the end of this day, either the humans or the dragons will face extinction.
Alvin the Treacherous is about to be crowned the King of the Wilderwest on the island of Tomorrow. His reign of terror will begin with the destruction of dragons everywhere. The fate of the dragons lies in the hands of one young boy as he stands on the nearby isle of Hero's End with nothing to show, but everything to fight for.

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third's Quest is clear. First he must defeat the Dragon Guardians of Tomorrow and prove that he is in fact the rightful king, even though Hiccup has none of the King's Things and Alvin the Treacherous has all ten of them. And then he faces his final battle: Hiccup must fight the Dragon Furious and end the Rebellion ...ALONE. As Doomsday draws to an end can Hiccup be the Hero of the hour? Will the dragons survive?




"Because: Love Never Dies, What is Within is More Important than What is Without, The Best is Not Always the Most Obvious and Once You've Loved Truly, Thor, then You Know the Way"

How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury made me tear up so many times, countless times. It is a masterpiece, an impressive finale to an equally impressive series. She weaved her characters in such a way it was simply impossible for me to not fall in love with them.


These books are filled with so much heart, such bravery. The way she twists her tales, every
single sentence possibly containing a hint, a clue to uncovering the past, or seeing the future.

Alvin is Fishleg’s father? He’s Fishleg’s father. Good god. Equally mind blowing? The dragon jewel, where it was hidden. In the lobster claw all along, all along. It makes so much sense it’s mind blowing.

I enjoyed how Cressida made it so the dragon jewel is an actual believable thing, something that could in a way exist. So incredibly smart, the whole one tiny dragon with a sickness trapped in the the dragon jewel that could wipe out all the dragons if it ever escaped, and not something that is merely explained by magic.

Also the dragon Furious, she redeemed him so well, I’d have it no other way. His death was so unbearably sad, and yet at the same time, she didn’t quite proclaim him dead, she left the hope that perhaps he is still alive, lurking in the deep trenches of the sea.

On the same note I adored the way she executed the end, yes the dragons disappeared, but not in the devastating way I imagined. Leaving that hopefulness as always.

Lastly, Camicazi, could she love Hiccup? It clearly seems that way doesn’t it?

Hiccup has grown to become my favorite character, his braveness, though he doesn’t see it, his honesty, his unparalleled sense of what’s right, make him favorite.


How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury was such an emotional read for me, I was tearing up so much that I could barely see the page in front of me one third of the time. In fact I put off starting this book, not because I didn’t want to read it, not because I couldn’t, but because I didn’t want the series to some to an end. As I neared the last few pages each turn of the page became slower, and slower as I dreaded the last page. Sometimes, just sometimes, you’ll find a book you never want to leave, and How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury was that book for me. How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury is a touching and heartfelt book that you simply can not miss.

Have you read the How to Train Your Dragon series or seen the movies? If so what do you think of them?