After Worlds Collide, I still felt the uncanny urge to read so I decided to abuse it and reached for a book that has already spent a year in my drawer: How to Be A Pirate by Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, said to be “translated from the Old Norse by” Cressida Cowell.
This children’s book is about a Viking pirate-in-training named Hiccup, said to be “the famous Viking Hero, Drgaon-Whisperer, and Top Swordfighter.” It’s like the Viking pirate version of Harry Potter, only, it’s suited for a younger readership. Actually, it’s for a more mature youngster, someone in the ages of late grade-school.
This volume is actually the second in the series of who-knows-how-many, the first being How to Train Your Dragon by Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III (which I have not yet actually seen or read). In this publication, Hiccup faces the pitfalls of being the heir to their tribe (since his father is the current chief) like being ostracized and ridiculed. These aside, the hero also tries his best to meet the expectations of a father who takes enormous pride in his son. And to top it off, he encounters an adventure not suitable for common kids. But with the help of his best friend and baby dragon, he his able to pull out of his struggles victorious.