Published by Puffin Books in 1965
4 out of 5 stars
Lucy and Edmund, with their dreadful cousin Eustace, get magically pulled into a painting of a ship at sea. That ship is the Dawn Treader, and on board is Caspian, King of Narnia. He and his companions, including Reepicheep, the valiant warrior mouse, are searching for seven lost lords of Narnia, and their voyage will take them to the edge of the world. Their adventures include being captured by slave traders, a much-too-close encounter with a dragon, and visits to many enchanted islands, including the place where dreams come true.
This edition follows the original numbering scheme. More recent publishers have re-numbered the volumes so that the books are ordered chronologically. This was reportedly the author’s preference. Other editions number this book as #5.
Please respect the title as printed.
The Chronicles of Narnia is such an endearing series, full of magic and wonder; I have reached the end of my re reads, I only read the first 3 books as a child, likely that it’s because I got distracted by other books😂 so when I continue the next books, I don’t know what to expect, which is exciting and nerve wracking, I was actually quite saddened when I reached a certain scene in this book, where Lucy and Edmund received a specific piece of news, which sort of set the foundation for the next books, perhaps? But it also hinted at a climax too, so I’m excited to read the subsequent books.
Lucy, Edmund and Eustace all matured so much throughout this book, I loved the scene where Eustace came into contact with a dragon, it was so thrilling and satisfying seeing him redeem himself! There was no ounce of the brat that Edmund once was and Peter and Susan’s presence were definitley felt! I loved all the creatures too, especislly Repicheep, he’s such a precious little mouse, and I loved the comradiere between Caspian and everyone! CS Lewis has such a cozy writing style, I love how I picked this book up and I easily felt like I was swept off to Narnia, which is definitley one of my favourite settings!
Happy Reading 📚