- Prince CaspianS. Lewis. 1951. HarperCollins. Lucy, Edmund, Peter, and Susan return to Narnia a year later to find that time has sped up hundreds of years from their reign. Their castle is in ruin and they are thought ghosts. Prince Caspian, true King of Narnia, is fighting for his kingdom. He summons the four with Susan’s horn. His Uncle Miraz is trying to kill him to keep the throne for his newborn son. Slowly, the old Narnians return to aid Prince Caspian but will it be too late?
Another exciting adventure in Narnia!! I love the idea that you really have to believe in Aslan to see him and that it was harder for all but Lucy to see him at first. It brings an underlying faith to the story and I know I’ve read elsewhere about C.S. Lewis’s Christian beliefs influencing the story. I think that’s wonderful and may be why so many are fascinated by the tales. You just have to trust that he’s there, waiting to help.
The characters don’t really change much in this except to go from grumpy to champion status as in the old stories. So not much arcs.
The battle scenes are believable for the world they are in and I enjoyed that the children had to work to win this and it wasn’t just Aslan swooping in to save the day.
Three more of these adventures to go in the series but first, my attention is going to the Dark Rising series by Susan Cooper.
So tell me. Did you read Prince Caspian? What are your thoughts on the book? Have you read the series? Which is your favorite of the Narnia books?