Book 2 in The Chronicles of Narnia
First published in 1951
5 out of 5 stars
The Pevensie siblings are back to help a prince denied his rightful throne as he gathers an army in a desperate attempt to rid his land of a false king. But in the end, it is a battle of honor between two men alone that will decide the fate of an entire world.
I was definitley excited to re read this book, when I read The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, I found that I had a whole new appreciation for these books as an adult. I felt a total sense of wonder, and nostalgia! I loved seeing Susan, Lucy, Edmund and Peter interact! Their sibling bond is one of my favourite things about this series! I loved their friendly banter, and their love for one another had only grown deeper since those magical, albiet somewhat scary events of book One! They have all come so far! Especially Edmund, in the first book he was such a whiny kid, not paying any heed to Lucy, but now he definitley stuck with her! And that made me so happy; he learned from his mistakes!
I love how this story was told from two points of views; and storytelling; at the start we have Susan, Peter, Edmumd and Lucy in the ‘present’, and then suddenly they find themselves in an unfamiliar land…or is it? *wink*
And whilst this is happening, Prince Caspian learns that everything he believed was definitley more than just lore. I cannot tell you, oh, the chills I felt! It was such a magical read throughout, the writing is so dreamy and wonderful, I could picture all the animal characters and loved seeing everyone interact! This is such an enchanting series and it is rich in nature! The Narnia world is so vast: yet another I would never want to leave!
A brilliant read, a perfect continuation to a wonderful series! I am so glad I decided to re read this series as an adult; and I’m excited to re read and read the others!
See you next time! Happy reading!