2.5. Summary from goodreads:
The four Pevensies help Caspian battle Miraz and ascend his rightful throne.
Narnia… the land between the lamp-post and the castle of Cair Paravel, where animals talk, where magical things happen… and where adventure begins.
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.
At first, I thought this was going to be a great story, but I was mistaken. I admit, it started out as an intriguing plot line, but then it dragged on and on. I know this Is only a 200 paged book, so you must be wondering how it could possibly drag on. Well, it just didn’t hold my attention, and it even got a little confusing on the timeline. I would say I definitely prefer the movie.
When starting this series, I had gotten the impression that C.S. Lewis was one of the best writers of the century. I mean, his writing was okay, but way to simplistic for me. I do love his creative world-building and all the Christian elements in his writing.
Obviously, the characters weren’t complex, and didn’t have any depth. But, seeing the movies first made it so much easier to actually like the characters. It was nice to read about Prince Caspian, and he is definitely different in the movies.
Overall & Recommendations:
This was definitely not the reading highlight of the month. It just didn’t sit well with me. Worry not, I’ll be reading the 3rd one this month. I haven’t given up yet. I think this is a great series to read to your children, or even to yourself.