Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fantasy
Series: #11 in the How to Train Your Dragon series
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Publication Date: 2013 for the book, 2015 for this audio edition
Length: 5 hours, 24 minutes
Narrated by: David Tennant
From the author’s website:
High up in the treacherous mists of the Murderous Mountains, Hiccup and the Company of the Dragonmark are in hiding. The witch’s Spydragons are guarding the shores of Tomorrow – but Hiccup is determined to become King of the Wilderwest. Can Hiccup dodge the dragons and steal the King’s Things back from Alvin before the Doomsday of Yule? And is there a traitor in Hiccup’s camp who in the end will betray them all?
Last weekend’s road trip brought us closer to the end of this wonderful series. The final two books of the series cover the events of two days but they are two extremely full days.
It looks like Alvin the Treacherous is going to be crowned King and the Dragon Furious is ready to lead the dragons in a full on rebellion. Can Hiccup save the day and the kingdom? As the story begins to wind up characters from previous books join the action.
The twists and turns keep the action tense while at the same time the story and David Tennant’s narration keep you laughing. This is such a fun combination of suspense, adventure and plenty of humor. It’s aimed at kids but it’s absolutely entertaining for adults.
I highly recommend this series. If you’re headed off on a road trip with (or without) kids, they’ll keep everyone in the car entertained and laughing. I do recommend also having the print books though because the illustrations are almost as hilarious as the books.
I’m a little sad that we’ll be finishing up the final book in the series this weekend. It’s been a fun and exciting adventure.
3.5/5 for the book
4.5/5 for the narration