How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel

How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel

Cressida Cowell / Jun 06, 2020

How to Seize a Dragon s Jewel The Dragon Rebellion has begun bringing the Vikings darkest hour upon them Hiccup has become an outcast but that won t stop him from going on the most harrowing and important quest of his life He mu

  • Title: How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel
  • Author: Cressida Cowell
  • ISBN: 9780316244084
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Dragon Rebellion has begun, bringing the Vikings darkest hour upon them Hiccup has become an outcast, but that won t stop him from going on the most harrowing and important quest of his life He must find the Dragon s Jewel in order to save his peoplebut where should he begin

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      • Cressida Cowell

        Cressida Cowell grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland She was convinced that there were dragons living on this island, and has been fascinated by dragons ever since She has a BA in English Literature from Oxford University, a BA in Graphic Design from St Martin s and an MA in Narrative Illustration from Brighton Cressida loves illustrating her own work, but also loves writing books for other people to illustrate as the end result can be so unexpected and inspiring Cressida has written and illustrated eight books in the popular Hiccup series The unique blend of child centred humour and sublime prose made Hiccup an instant hit How to Train Your Dragon is now published in over 30 languages A DreamWorks Animation feature film is out in March 2010 Also the author of picture books, Cressida has won the Nestle Children s Book Prize 2006 and has been shortlisted for many others Cressida lives in Hammersmith with her husband and three children Her Books 1 How to Train Your Dragon 2003 2 How to Be a Pirate 2004 3 How to Speak Dragonese 2005 4 How to Cheat a Dragon s Curse 2006 5 How to Twist a Dragon s Tale 2007 6 A Hero s Guide to Deadly Dragons 2008 7 How to Ride a Dragon s Storm 2008 8 How to Break a Dragon s Heart 2010 9 How to Steal a Dragon s Sword 2011 10 How to Seize a Dragon s Jewel 2012


    633 Comments

    1. I'm reading this series aloud to my children. You'd think at 15, 12 and 9 at least two of them would be getting a bit old for these books, but the new book was awaited with great anticipation and was not a let-down. You get a new perspective on books you read aloud. Clumsy dialogue and overly descriptive prose are more evident when every word is read aloud. With these books, there is no issue in this regard. The plotting is tight and the storyline intelligent. There are many laugh-out-loud momen [...]


    2. EDIT// I'm sorry, but this book is perfect.If I could give it more than five stars, I would.I would quote the whole book as proof, but it would take too long. You don't understand. This book literally starts with an author's note apologizing for the fact that it's a story about how much growing up sucks. It ends with an epilogue about how terrible the present may be because of the choices you made before, but if you hadn't made those choices, you would miss out on the present joy, too, so you ha [...]


    3. I'm listening to all these books over again, and although this one is still my least favorite, it's as well written and compelling as the others. I'm giving it another star.I'm on my way to listening to the final volume, How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury, which I haven't yet read. Hoping this wraps up on a happy note, but I guess we'll see.****************Much too stressful for a children's book, and the first of the Hiccup series to end on a cliffhanger. Good enough, but not my favorite.


    4. "But sometimes the bravest thing a Hero has to do is not fighting monsters and cheating death and witches. It is facing the consequences of his own actions."Help, I think this series might be wrapping up soon! Do not want.I'm not going to waste my time writing a long review, because when one is writing a review of the tenth book in a series that none of one's GR friends have read, the act of reviewing is more a formality than anything. Ahem.That being said, this might end up actually being longe [...]


    5. Dračia séria Cressidy Cowellovej a vydavateľstva Slovart má šmrnc – dračí!Bude to ťažké. Možno ešte ťažšie, ako si myslíte. Zabudnite na malý a stále mokrý ostrov Berk a jeho hŕstku obyvateľov. Ani Nočný bes nikdy neexistoval. O uštipačných dvojičkách či dračej jazdkyni Astrid nikto nikdy nepočul. Štikút, náčelníkov syn, má dve zdravé nohy. A aj jeho otec Chladnobrv sa teší celkom slušnému zdraviu. Možno trošku zhodil zo svojej váhy, ocitol sa so v [...]


    6. This book was more emotional, more in depth to the ties people had with each other. Hiccup had one of the worst plans ever which failed right at the beginning but somehow he managed to turn that to his favour. This book actually had a lot of underlying messages, such as standing up for what you truly believe in. As always, the Epilogue just sums up the book so eloquently and makes me crave the next book! Overall, not as good as the last book but it carried on the story well and it put Hiccup in [...]


    7. AudioBook ReviewStars: Overall 5 Narration 5 Story 5The tales from Hiccup Horrendous Haddock are coming to an end, and Cowell manages to acknowledge readers (now grown) who have followed from the start with a slightly darker tale, a bit sadder, very emotional, and gives us the next-to-last story in Hiccup’s tale. The Dragons are rebelling, dramatically so, and Snotlout is the new King of the Hairy Hooligans, and in keeping with his personality, not a great one. Hiccup is still quietly being th [...]


    8. These books really are getting better and better as they go on. This one has definitely been my favorite so far. I really liked it.What's really great is there seems to be a good balance between comical moments and deep, emotional moments, sometimes even profound moments. Cressida Cowell really has a great grasp on balancing out aspects of her stories.There were, however, a few hiccups (if you will) with the story that I noticed. When Hiccup and Eggingarde parted ways, she said "Goodbye Hiccup" [...]


    9. I'm sorry.Can someone please explain to me how a CHILDREN'S book that has DRAWINGS on every other page can possibly make me feel all the emotions I'm feeling right now. This was supposed to be a cute fun series I read in between all the other books that hit me too hard emotionally, and here I am, crying over a children's book. This book is just so relateable in so many ways. It's probably odd to think about a book about dragons and vikings with the main character being a preteen can be so relate [...]


    10. Reader Thoughts: This book started at the lowest point of Hiccup's life, I think. It ended slightly better, but I love what happened ith the slave mark. I love Valhalarama!I thought the eye/claw dragon living under the sand would turn out to be friendly. Guess not. Then I thought Hiccup would get swallowed whole and find Fishlegs in the dragon's belly. Again, guess not. That would have been too unlikely (although this series certainly does that a lot).I like that Hiccup grew up a year and that h [...]


    11. Things have really hotted up with the last 4 of these books, which are all interconnected, as the first 8 were not. They are also much longer - and more gripping! Definitely children's/YA lit but they have indeed proved entertaining to me.


    12. Hiccup really isn't doing so well this one. His friends are lost and he's lost and his family has all betrayed him. A lovely start to a children's book, might I add. Except you kinda get the feeling that this isn't any old children's book.Honestly, for half of this book I was flailing around like a jellyfish exclaiming how adorable and amazing all the characters are (particularly Eggingarde), and the other half I was reading as fast as I could, because this one is a page turner. Is it odd that t [...]


    13. I just read the first chapter on the How to Train Your Dragon website, and all it's done is make me more excited and impatient than ever to read this book. Why do books have to come out so late here??****Although I miss the days where the most dangerous thing that could happen on a typical day on the Isle of Berk was a Pirate Training lesson gone horribly wrong (factors for said wrongness include a variety of monstrous and dangerous dragons, ruthless bullies with a basic sense of humor, a neglig [...]


    14. Yes!Finally after the jaw-dropping cliffhanger of an ending from the last book, I have seen how the story continues, and I am not disappointed Really, I thought this book would a lot darker. Not as in horrible things happening, but darker on an emotional level and I suppose compared to the other books it kinda was. I STILL haven't read How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse, but I know, for some reason, Hiccup is now immune to the venomous vorpent poison. Anyway, that fact wasn't really needed for this b [...]


    15. Have I told you how much I love this series yet? Seriously, if you haven't listened to the audiobooks you are missing out. David Tennant does a tremendous job and truly brings the story alive.The story is captivating and Hiccup the 3rd is still quite lovable. This story is a bit darker than the previous stories and does deal with some darker situations. With that said, this is most definitely a middle grade story that most 9-12 year olds will be able to handle without issues. My only critique of [...]


    16. Buch 10, Hörbuch gelesen von David TennantIch kann nur dringend empfehlen, die Bücher in der korrekten Reihenfolge zu lesen oder zu hören. Die ersten Geschichten der Reihe waren noch sehr in sich abgeschlossen, aber in den späteren Bänden ist es auf jeden Fall sinnvoll die Vorgeschichte zu kennen.Auch dieses Buch ist wieder sehr unterhaltsam bzw. spannend. Hiccup ist ein Outcast und muss außerdem den Drachen-Juwel finden um die Drachen-Rebellione zu stoppen.Wie immer großartig gelesen von [...]


    17. The book How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel by Cressida Cowell is a book about Hiccups silly adventures with his dragon toothless. The plot to this book is he is an outcast and every one is trying to kill him. And his dad and his best friend are slaves for Alvin the Treacherous. So he sneaks into the prison to try to get them out and everything goes downhill from there. I liked this book because it is full of humor and adventure so i would recommend this book to anyone who likes books with humor and [...]


    18. There is so much more to these then mindless children's books. The message of the difficulties of growing up increasing with each volume. Progressing along with reading the books makes me wish that the movies were more true to the books, even though I've loved the movies on their own merits. Again listened to the audio version, and I can't say enough good things about David Tennant's reading of them. He really makes them come alive and adds to the enjoyment.


    19. Loved it.As always Cowell has created yet another engaging, thought-provoking installment in the life of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the third.Probably one of the most poignant of the "How to train your Dragon" series, this book delves into the families of not just Hiccup but Fishlegs, with touching detail.I am waiting with with baited breath for the final in the series. Five stars!



    20. sad, spirit crusher, and gloomy, and I read it in a time that I didn't need a dose of those three words, other than that, still it is interesting , clever and enjoyable read, not a happy one though.


    21. VERY poetic and much different in tone from its predecessors. High fantasy and stomach-twisting suspense make this an impossibly riveting, and quite dark read.



    22. I actually want to give 4.5 stars, but I can't. So here's 5 stars from me.Cressida Cowell is a great story teller! This book is so breathtaking. I nearly love everything in this book. The character, the character's background story, the plot, the dialogue between the characters, and even the author's narration. Everything seems so perfect and natural.The scene when Valhallarama gave her speech made me stunned as I feel her charismatic aura. It feels like Cressida has some magic ability to make t [...]


    23. One of the reviews on the back of the book says that 'children are lucky to have Cressida Cowell' and I can't agree with them more. Part of me is a little bitter that I didn't have these books as a kid, because there's so much heart and wonder to the stories, that I know would have amazed me in childhood, but they're still so good reading them as an adult. That's the mark of a true story-teller. In my opinion Cressida Cowell was born to write and I thank fate and those Scottish Isles she visited [...]


    24. Ughhhh. I don't know how this series which was supposed to be a light and fun read has made me feel so emotional!!! I just want to hug Hiccup for all the hardships he has encountered growing up. I like how a book meant to be for kids says a lot of message about growing up and about fighting for the things you believe in. I can't wait to read the next book but I also don't want to hurry. I want to know what will happen next but I don't want the series to end yet. Must read everyone!!!


    25. I'm going to be so sad when this series is over. It started out silly and inspiring and has really turned into an emotional, intelligent story (while still being hilarious). I love the new dragons we meet during Hiccup's journey to save his tribe, and I also love that we get a closer look at Hiccup's mother: the questing, heroic Valhallarama. I know there are two books left, so I'm anxious to see what the story line will be in the next one, since the final one is where I really want be!


    26. My boys and i really enjoy listening to these books on our drives to and from school. The narrator is amazing and really brings these books to life. And Cressida has done an amazing job creating this world of Vikings and dragons. We will be sad when this series is over. These books are not like the movies, at first we were disappointed but now we don't even notice. I highly recommend listening to these books if you and your family has a commute


    27. Book #8 My charge and I continue reading and loving the How to Train Your Dragon series. The one we just finished is How To Seize A Dragon's Jewel.With humor, great plot twists and just general cleverness it's a fun read. It also helps me use characters and situations to teach home school. I give it an 8.


    28. “So suddenly I throw away my fear, and I no longer shout “stop!” I’m shouting something slightly different now. Walk on, Hiccup! Have courage! Walk into Tomorrow and I will meet you there at Hero’s End”


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