This book was great thanks to our wonderful author Cressida Cowell. Thanks for writing this amazing book. Once your done With the series you should continue. I really enjoyed this book. In fact, I think it's better than the movie!
Es geht hier nicht um den Inhalt des Buches, sondern um die Kindle-Ausgabe: alle derzeitigen Bücher der Serie (1-12) sind offenbar nur eingescannt worden - die Schriftgröße ist nicht verstellbar und die Buchstaben so klein, dass sie für mich selbst mit Lesebrille nicht lesbar sind. Die Seiten sind wie ein Bild vergrößerbar, aber dann ist es so groß, dass der Screen für jede Zeile hin und her geschoben werden muss, was frustierend ist und per Touchscreen ohnehin nicht funktioniert. This is not about the contents of the book, but about the Kindle version of it. The letters are dismally small, even with glasses I can't read them and the function for enlarging letters is off. You can enlarge the page as a picture, but then you have to move the screen along every line which is uncomfortable to read and a no go with a touch screen.
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5,0 von 5 SternenDragons!
8. Mai 2014 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Just awesome! Impeccable writing? Check. Humour? Check. Good plot with everything coming together at the end even though not always in the favour of the characters? Check.
I like how there is nothing that makes you think: "Hey! That couldn't happen to Y because then X would just swoop in and do this or that." You know what I mean?
Instead everything that is laid out at the beginning fits with everything else in the end, like: "No, X had to go to that other place in order to that thing that let to the incident that shaped the circumstances for Y. Making it completely natural that Y gets out of a certain predicament with the help of this and that". This is not a weird retelling of events from the book. I am just trying to explain myself and doing a horrible job at it. :S :P
Some spoilers ahoy!
In addition to being awesome, this book also tries to teach us/kids that people are usually bad for a reason and that they can be good if given the chance, and it does a wonderful job of it, if somewhat sad. I never thought I would cheer for Snotlout. And feel so sorry for him. And MISS him, even.
I can really recommend this book, along with all the others in the series, of course.
As always, the How to Train Your Dragon series offers energetic storytelling by the renowned David Tennant, and his services are once again put to great use telling this, the second-to-last tale of the series. Things are dark before dawn, here, and without spoiling anything there are big events brewing within the digital bindings of this spoken tome. If you've read/listened to the series this far, I hardly need to tell you to keep going, but by no means skip this one over! It adds important context to the ultimate end of the young Hiccup's journey, and is as much a delight as ever. Savor it.
5,0 von 5 SternenATTENTION EVERY CHILD AND EVERY ADULT, WELCOME TO THE BEST SERIES EVER!
5. Juli 2014 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
My 10 year old son and I LOVE this series! I can honestly say that in all my years of reading and reviewing hundreds of books, this series is in my all time favorites. Rarely do I come across adult books, that even begin to compare to character development and story lines that these books do! Cressida Cowell, I know that you are writting the last book in the series right now, but please come out with more book quickly! I live for the days when your books are released and I am so sad once I am done, knowing I will have to wait to experience such splendor again.
I am not very happy that lately a few of my packages have been arriving later than I was told they would come but I am glad to have this book all the same.
I'm only ready the first few chapters and already that has me hooked for more. It makes me sad to know there is only one last book left before the series comes to an end but I am happy to have been through the ride and discovering such a fun and heartwarming book series. If it weren't for these books we wouldn't even have the fantastic film series DreamWorks has been making so thanks to Cressdia Cowell (and Hiccup) for giving us the grand adventures both on paper and on the silver screen.
my sons and i have been reading the series for a couple years and was trying to reserve a copy from local library and couldnt even find it in the system... then i found it on amazon for a good price so i ordered it. it is wonderful how soon after release we got it. this story is a much scarier story of Hicups misadventures but is still an awsome story and the quality of the book matched that of the ones i borrow from the library.