In this slapstick sequel to How to Train Your Dragon, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third finds himself in pirate training on board the Lucky Thirteen. This raucous Viking yarn sees Hiccup, with his band of Hooligans and their dragons, learning to swordfight on the high seas as he searches for the Treasure of Grimbeard the Ghastly. In the process he has to combat Alvin who is not the harmless farmer we are led to believe he is. Hiccup also needs to outwit the blind, deaf and flightless, but nonetheless deadly, Skullion dragons. The cunning plan to trick these homicidal dragons with an acute sense of smell is to have a bath before tackling them.
This is a maniacally crazy story liberally spattered with appropriately riotous illustrations, lists and maps.