The blurb: A wild gallop for freedom. Narnia… where horses talk… where treachery is brewing… where destiny awaits. On a desperate journey, two runaways meet and join forces. Though they are only looking to escape their harsh and narrow lives, they soon find themselves at the center of a terrible battle. It is a battle that will decide their fate and the fate of Narnia itself.
My Review: A lesser known book about Narnia, this onen I had only heard about it before in passing, it doesn’t hold the magic of Lion, Witch or Prince Caspian. But still a lovely trip into Narnia and a nice change to have a story wholly set there based on the inhabitants.
I do wish there had been more of Edmund and Susan however. I really enjoyed seeing them as Kings and Queens of Narnia, it felt like a secret glimpse into the happy ever after you don’t normally get to see. It prolonged the magic of Lion, Witch for me perfectly because it was if they were there, living out their lives as Aslan would have wanted. I can never get enough of Aslan!
Shasta’s story is of the Cinderella type, a poor boy, cruelly used and unloved goes on an adventure and finds out there is a lot more to him that meets the eye. It is handled very well and if a little unoriginal to my modern eye, it is nonetheless charming.
6.5 out of 10 stars! ******.5
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