Book Review: “Prince Caspian”

“Prince Caspian (The Chronicles of Narnia #4)” by C. S. Lewis

Genre: Children’s Fiction, Fantasy, Classic

Source: Bought

Other Chronicles of Narnia books

Summary from Goodreads:

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.

review

I like how Narnia isn’t linear in regards to time. It definitely makes the story interesting because the kids can walk out of Narnia and back into a different time. A year has only passed in real time but over a 1000 Narnian years have passed. In that time Old Narnia has faded away and people have taken over. Talking animals and other mythical creatures have gone away because no one believes in them. (I found the mixing of mythologies to be a bit odd.)

I didn’t enjoy this book too much. Once again, it’s hard to fully connect to since everything keeps jumping around from book to book. Yes, the Pevensie children are in this book but it’s really more Caspian’s story though. I did appreciate that Narnia seemed more realistic in this book because of the politics and history of the world. It made for a boring story though.

The bottom line? Eh. Not really for me.

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8 thoughts on “Book Review: “Prince Caspian”

  1. Yeah, Prince Caspian isn’t my favorite of the books. I like parts of it a lot, but overall it’s probably my second to least favorite, right before The Last Battle. And maybe The Silver Chair? I don’t know, I’d have to reread them. The Silver Chair was incredibly frightening to me as a kid, and I’ve reread it almost never as an adult because I remember how damn scary it was.

    • Oooh good to know The Silver Chair is scary. I’d like to think that it won’t scare me since I’m an adult but it probably won’t work out. I’m a weenie and kid’s books can be incredibly terrifying.

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