Review: Prince Caspian by CS Lewis

Review: Prince Caspian by CS LewisTitle: Prince Caspian
Author: CS Lewis (Website)
Series: The Chronicles of Narnia #4
Genre: Fantasy, Middle Grade
Pages: 240
Publisher: HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover
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A prince fights for his crown. Narnia ... where animals talk ... where trees walk ... here a battle is about to begin. A prince denied his rightful throne gathers an army in a desperate attempt to rid his land of a false king. But in the end, it is a battle of honor between two men alone that will decide the fate of an entire world. Summary from Back Cover

I know I said The Horse and His Boy was my favorite of the series so far, but I have to take that back now. I really enjoyed reading Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia and I enjoyed the story so much more than The Horse and His Boy. I loved that all the Pevensies were back in the story as children. I loved the interaction between all the characters and the introduction of the new characters (i.e., Caspian, Reepicheep, Trumpkin).

Even though the children left Narnia almost as quickly as they did in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, for some reason it didn’t seem as abrupt to me. I think it’s because Peter and Susan talked to Edmund and Lucy about leaving before they actually left. I’m sad that Peter and Susan won’t be in any of the other books, but I’m glad it’s them rather than Edmund and Lucy.

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  1. says

    Well, since I haven’t read any of the other books, I’m only going by what Aslan told Peter and Susan in Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia. He said that both of them were getting too old and that this would be there last trip to Narnia. However, I did see in the Cast of Characters that Peter does appear in The Last Battle.

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