Synopsis from HarperCollins:
Narnia . . . where animals talk . . . where trees walk . . . where 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.
Prince Caspian is the fourth book in C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia, a series that has become part of the canon of classic literature, drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over fifty years. This is a stand-alone novel, but if you would like to see more of Lucy and Edmund’s adventures, read The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the fifth book in The Chronicles of Narnia.
About: Prince Caspian is a middle grade / young adult fantasy written by C. S. Lewis. It was published on 6/20/2005 by HarperCollins, 240 pages. The genres are middle grade fiction, young adult fantasy, and Christian adventures. This book is intended for readers ages 8 and up. There were 7 books to the Chronicles of Narnia in the order of publication date: book 1 was The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, book 2 was Prince Caspian, book 3 was The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, book 4 was The Silver Chair, book 5 was The Horse and His Boy, book 6 was The Magician’s Nephew, and book 7 was The Last Battle. According to Harper Collins’ website, the company is the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world, originally founded by two bothers, James and John Harper in New York City in 1817 and currently has publishing operations in 18 countries. Please see below for more information about the author and publisher.
My Experience: I started reading Prince Caspian on 8/15/2020 and finished it on 8/20/2020. This book was an excellent read! I just loved how the story pulled me in. It helped that the characters were well liked and their adventures were exciting. I like Prince Caspian and his curiosities. The stories about the animals were fantastic. It boggled my mind that the time difference between Narnia and real life was so vast! It’s also interesting that different people came and took over in the centuries that passed.
The story continued where The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe left off. It’s a year later and they are at the train station heading back to boarding school. When one moment they felt something pulled them and the next they found themselves in the woods and on an island. They went swimming for awhile and then they explored looking for fresh water to drink. As they explored, they found an apple orchard and an old broken down castle. Peter solved the mystery of the castle and it surprised them all. Somewhere in Narnia a Prince needed help and it explained why the children were brought back to Narnia. The author again narrated the story.
Prince Caspian was well written and a fast paced read! I enjoyed the siblings’ relationship. It’s also clear there were different personalities in this story. I like the ending because there was mentioned of a portal. I love portals to a parallel universe! That’s too bad the siblings didn’t stay as long this time as they did their first trip to Narnia. It’s cool that their memory was still intact of all their adventures. I enjoyed the humor in this book. I recommend this classic to everyone.
Pro: fast paced, page turner, siblings, magic, animals
I rate it 5 stars!
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