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The Horse and His Boy (1954)

by C. S. Lewis

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A boy and a talking horse share an adventurous and dangerous journey to Narnia to warn of invading barbarians.
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This book is about Shasta and Bree the Horse. They meet in an unfortunate moment but escape to meet Aravis and Hwin the horse she travels with.

The two have many adventures, specifically with the Tisroc who is trying to invade Narnia and marry his son to Susan Pevensie, Queen of Narnia.

The story is quick with several battles. The small twist at the end is wholesome and heart-warming. Aslan does come in with the lesson at the end, making everyone regret their warmongering and foul attitudes - he transforms a Tisroc prince into an ass because that's what he's acted like throughout the story.

**All thoughts and opinions are my own.** ( )
  The_Literary_Jedi | Apr 30, 2022 |
It was really good. The twin princes plot surprised me. And to think that Shasta is older! ( )
  MaryRachelSmith | Apr 30, 2022 |
A fun romp around the less known parts of Narnia! ( )
  Bookslesstravelled | Apr 15, 2022 |
The Narnia series is a great Fantasy with a different world and all the magic you could ever wish for! ( )
  TheStarTrekkie | Jan 25, 2022 |
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In the opinion of this admirer, "The Horse and His Boy" is relatively unispired. It does not glow as much as the incomparable first book of the series, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." It has not as much gay satire and plain excitement as several of the others. Just possibly the Narnian fields are suffering from overcropping, and could stand lying fallow while other fields are put back into cultivation.
added by Shortride | editThe New York Times Book Review, Chad Walsh (pay site) (Oct 17, 1954)

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Baynes, PaulineCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baynes, PaulineIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Belliti, ChiaraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, DianeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, LeoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Georg, ThomasIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hammar, BirgittaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hane, RogerCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Helakisa, KaarinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jennings, AlexNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lavis, StephenCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Neckenauer, UllaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nielsen, CliffCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This is the story of an adventure that happened in Narnia and Calormen and the lands between, in the Golden Age when Peter was High King in Narnia and his brother and his two sisters were King and Queens under him.
And he writhed inside at what seemed the cruelty and unfairness of the demand. He had not yet learned that if you do one good deed your reward usually is to be set to do another and harder and better one.
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Please do NOT combine "The Horse and his Boy" with "The Chronicles of Narnia".

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