"Prince Caspian" by C.S.Lewis

Book Review | 4/5 stars | Genre – Fantasy Adventure

Once again I’m confused why I haven’t read this book before, especially seeing as there was a movie adaption that would’ve encouraged me to read this way before now. Hey-hoyou live and you learn, getting close to the end of the series now, currently still enjoying myself…

Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are returning to boarding school when they are summoned from the dreary train station (by Susan’s own magic horn) to return to the land of Narnia—the land where they had ruled as kings and queens and where their help is desperately needed. (synopsis from Goodreads)

Initial reaction…

I really hope people aren’t getting bored of the fact I’m just really enjoying myself with these books. Once again I really enjoyed reading this book, it was a great adventure to watch the four main characters going on again. I also enjoyed the inclusion of Prince Caspian as a new ruler of Narnia. One moment that I missed from the movie, something I never thought I’d say, was that the relationship between the four children and Caspian, was super rushed in the book. Dare I say, I actually preferred how they did it in the movie. Despite this it helped me enjoy the adventure more, following how the characters have changed as they grow up, especially with Peter and Susan.

Favourite moments…

  • Recognisable Characters: Now, this might be because of all the change going on in life at the moment (living in Nottingham is weird at the moment), but reading this book was nice to see the Pevensie children again. It felt comforting and as if I was being reunited with old friends.
  • Narnia’s timline: I don’t think I’ve read a book series in a while that has delved so far into it’s world’s timeline. I’m finding it really fascinating seeing how Narnia changes as time goes on. Although, I’m getting concerned something bad will happen to it.
  • Prince Caspian: For me, it was really interesting watching the new King of Narnia coming into his own. The fact this book was his own origin story was a good introduction; he also fit into the dynamic oft he four children really well.

In conclusion…

You know, reading all of these on the bus has been very therputic, my commute has been a nightmare recently so its been nice to have a fun adventure series to read and keep my pre-oocupied. This book specifically, I enjoyed the read, it felt very different to watching the movie, with the story feeling more compressed while the characters were more fleshed out. Still an excellent read though!

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