Monday, July 13, 2015

The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis

Narnia...where horses talk and hermits like company, where evil men turn into donkeys, where boys go into battle...and where the adventure begins.

During the Golden Age of Narnia, when Peter is High King, a boy named Shasta discovers he is not the son of Arsheesh, the Calormene fisherman, and decides to run far away to the North--to Narnia. When he is mistaken for another runaway, Shasta is led to discover who he really is and even finds his real father.
Review by Patrick:
Finished estimated on July 13, 2015
Not as well known as The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, this book is third in the Chronicles of Narnia series. This book takes place while the Pevensies are ruling Narnia, at the very end of the prior book. It also doesn't have any human children as main characters. Instead, the story is about two native children and two Narnian horses.

I actually really liked this story. It wasn't quite as "epic" as some of the other stories, but it certainly kept you on the edge of your saddle. It also had new places outside of Narnia, but still within that world. It was quite interesting to see these new places and new adventures.

This story seemed to be vary linear. It was going from straight South, to due North, with occasional stops along the way. Several times, it was how fast could they make it to their next destination, and usually for a very important reason.

I think this is a fine addition to the series, and I'm glad to have read it again. 3.5 stars from me; it's a great book.

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