Genre: children’s portal fantasy
Length: 108 pages
Setting: Narnia, thousands of years after the events of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
Interest: It’s the next book in the Chronicles of Narnia that I’m reading to Mr. Curiosity as a bedtime story.
Summary: Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are on their way to school when they find themselves suddenly transported to Narnia. They are on an overgrown island, which turns out to be Cair Paraval. After rescuing Trumpkin, the Dwarf, from drowning, he recounts the recent past of Narnia. Trumpkin is a friend of Prince Caspian. Caspian’s Uncle Miraz was trying to kill him to take the throne of Narnia. Caspian has gathered an army of Old Narnians to fight Miraz and his army of Telmarines. It is with the children’s and Aslan’s help that the army is defeated.
Final thoughts: I enjoyed seeing hoe Narnia had changed since the original story. The whole “Narnia must be ruled by a Son of Adam” business is kind of silly, considering humans have to be imported from our world, but it makes for an interesting story. Just don’t overthink the plot. Aslan always seems to appear just when needed from somewhere, but at the same time, his help is always provided in the most difficult manner possible. Lots of “Trust me” going on. Even so, it was a good bedtime story with lots of action, but nothing too scary. I enjoyed it more than A Horse and His Boy.
Title comes from: The main character.
Reading challenges fulfilled: 27/100 in my 100 Book Challenge, and a P in my title Alphabet Soup Challenge
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