by C. S. Lewis
The second book in The Chronicles of Narnia series brings us back into the lives of the London-bound Pevensie kids, just as they are really missing their life in Narnia. Having lived into adulthood as kings and queens in that land, return to boarding school life is more than just a little bit of a letdown. Thankfully, though, Narnia needs them, and they are called back to be of help.
The problem is, they don't recognize their former domain. Time in Narnia and London don't move along at the same rate, and many generations have passed since these 4 Sons of Adam and Daughters of Eve have sat on the throne. Indeed, many Narnians suspect that tales of the High King Peter and his siblings might be nothing more than legends. Until the legends return — not as full-grown kings and queens, but as children.
Peter, Edmund, Susan, and Lucy once again free Narnia from the reign of those who would exploit the paradisal realm. By placing a rightful king on the throne who will follow in their footsteps, they secure years of peace for the future.
Prince Caspian, for some readers, moves along more slowly than The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. But I tend to like the narrative structure of the book, and enjoy the way the story unfolds, overall. It is a fun read, along with the other volumes in The Chronicles of Narnia.
Reviewed by Shelly Bryant © 2009
From "Recommended Reads: PRINCE CASPIAN"
My Grandsons and I are rereading the second in classic series of C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia. They are so excited that the movie is coming out this week that they could not wait to hear the tale of Prince Caspian reclaiming the land of Narnia for the followers of Aslan!
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