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on 22 July 2017
Came exactly as described condition-wise, can't fault the supplier. Very much enjoyed the story, appropriate for readers of all ages, especially those who love the Dragons franchise. Would recommend.
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I'm a big fan of dragons (I want one) and a big fan of comics (I have far too many), so putting these two things together is basically the best thing for me! I loved the first How to Train Your Dragon film when I first saw it at the cinema and I've since watched the Dragons: Riders of Berk mini adventures that Dreamworks cleverly put together. After reading this comic twice I think it's safe to say it's a good read - as exciting as the show/film and with great artwork to accompany the story!

Dragon Down mostly focuses on Snotlout's dragon, Hookfang, and what happens when his scale shedding causes havoc in the town of Berk. Hookfang flies off and gets a bit lost, meaning Hiccup and his friends have to set out on a risky mission to find him before the Riders of Alvin do. It's nail-biting stuff from start to finish, let me tell you!

All the characters you know and love are featured in this sixty-four page comic strip, including Tuffnut, Ruffnut, Belch and Barf; Snotlout and Hookfang; Astrid and Stormfly; Fishlegs and Meatlug, and of course Hiccup and Toothless. Hiccup's father, Stoick, also makes an appearance or two and he's just as intimidating as always! Simon Furman's written characterisation is spot-on, with the dialogue being exactly what you'd expect these Viking dragon riders to say. Dragon Down could easily be a script for the animated TV show, it's that good!

Iwan Nazif's artwork throughout is also fantastic, especially his depiction of all the various dragons. I'm sure these creatures can be tricky to illustrate but they're all captured brilliantly here, with Toothless and Hookfang being my favourites! The colours used really pop thanks to the mix of Viking browns and vibrant dragons, ensuring that every page stands out. Dragon Down is a must-read for any How to Train Your Dragon fans, young or old. I can't wait to read further volumes in the series!
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on 2 July 2014
The story itself seems to be placed somewhere before the finale of season 1 of the TV series, and it focuses on Snotlout and his dragon, Hookfang. The only way I can describe the story is "predictable". It seems almost as taken directly from the TV series, which had a few similar ones (better executed). This is the first other than movie/TV-series portrayal of the characters from HTTYD, so I was very curious how it turned out. Visually-wise, the comic looks very well - the panel are full of colours and details. My personal problems are the faces of main characters. There a re a couple of panels, which make them look odd, almost like caricatures of their movie design.
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on 23 May 2015
If you like the TV show, you'll like this! The artwork inside isn't the same as on the cover, but the writing is true to the show.
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on 10 January 2015
It is a fun book because its like a comic strip with chapters and its like the program how to train your Dragon.
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on 23 September 2014
It was great .
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