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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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Mi primera saga, recuerdo que me gustó mucho con su mágica temática y lazo entre los libros. ( )
  ItsAkirex | May 6, 2021 |
Imagine my horror when I read this once familiar story in e-book form, and stopped reading when Aslan was saying 'myself' to poor Shasta. The problem of evil has never been more apparent in any book.

C.S. Lewis has always been disingenuous about his Narnia books, imparting the sugar coated dishonesties about the Creation of Narnia, implying in other books that the worst should fall on Aslan's tawny shoulders.

Forget about all of the previous grievances. Forget the implied racism. This book is boring. Every talking character is. More rubbish being spouted each page. By the way, I do think, unlike Lewis, that Cor is a far worse name than Shasta. ( )
1 vote Jiraiya | Mar 5, 2021 |
The Boy tells me this is his favorite of the series, but acknowledges he may change his mind after we finish the next one. I love the good doctrine entwined in this text, and always find new treasures, no matter how many times I read them. ( )
  mullinstreetzoo | Feb 12, 2021 |
Narnia . . . where horses talk . . . where treachery is brewing . . . where destiny awaits.

On a desperate journey, two runaways meet and join forces. Though they are only looking to escape their harsh and narrow lives, they soon find themselves at the center of a terrible battle. It is a battle that will decide their fate and the fate of Narnia itself. ( )
  Gmomaj | Jan 17, 2021 |
So much casual racism...
If you ignore that (and I get why people can't, and shouldn't have to) its a fun story.

And some sexism thrown in too, lets not forget. ( )
  Fence | Jan 5, 2021 |
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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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Belliti, ChiaraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, DianeCover 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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