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Prince Caspian (The Chronicles of Narnia (Publication Order) #2)

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Troubled times have come to Narnia as it is gripped by civil war. Prince Caspian is forced to blow The Great Horn of Narnia, summoning the help of past heroes Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. Now they must overthrow Caspian's uncle, King Miraz, to restore peace to Narnia.
Published by Turtleback Books (first published 1951)
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Colin It is the order in which they were originally published, it was only later that publishers decided to order them in chronological order of events,…moreIt is the order in which they were originally published, it was only later that publishers decided to order them in chronological order of events, claiming that this was Lewis' own recommendation, although this is disputed (eg. by CS Lewis expert Alister Mcgrath thinks it is misleading to claim Lewis wanted people to read them in that order). (less)
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I read this aloud to my older boy, age 6.

It's a good book, and he enjoyed it, but didn't ring the bell in the same way Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe did. I think the biggest reason for this, was that it wasn't as accessible to him.

The first issue was the non-linear story. Which has the potential to confuse. Later, Lewis splits the party in a way that divides the action in the story.

But the biggest issue is that the characters lapse into archaic, courtly English when the a bunch of the people are
November 19, 2008. I've read these books a zillion and one times and surely I shall read them a zillion more. Because every single time, I realize new truths and find more honor in their pages.

Today, I've read a passage that I find disturbing and quite out of character for CS Lewis:

p.72 "Shall we go farther up for you, up to the crags? There's an Ogre or two and a Hag that we could introduce you to, up there." "Certainly not," said Caspian. "I should think not, indeed," said Trufflehunter. "We
Shannon (leaninglights)
What can you say. Another fantastic adventure in Narnia! And of course,
I cried at the end.
Danny Phanton
Mar 20, 2016 Danny Phanton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Por Narnia, por el león

Me fascinó, mi favorito hasta el momento, me encantaron los nuevos personajes en la historia, la forma en que se fue desarrollando la historia desde qué volvieron a llegar a Narnia los hermanos y sin duda como Lewis tiene esa manera única de narrar sus libros, en forma de que te lo esta contando como si alguien te contará un relato, o esa manera en no ir contando cosas que no servirían a la trama, todo directo y lo que tiene que ser.

Hasta ahora es mi favorito de la saga,
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Prince Caspian is the second book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

C.S. Lewis begins this tale by revisiting the Pevensie children, who have survived WW II and are at a train station waiting to head off to boarding school. While discussing their concerns about being separated, they are suddenly pulled into another world, which they do not immediately recognize as Narnia. Indeed, the land has changed to such an extent that it is only after finding several relics from th
Jan 13, 2016 Nikoleta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Υπέροχο, ένα από τα καλύτερα παραμυθικά φαντασυ βιβλία που έχω διαβάσει!!! Ζώα που μιλούν, δρυάδες, νάνοι, φαυνοι... όλοι οι μαγικοί κόσμοι, τα μαγικά όντα και οι παλιοί μύθοι παρελαύνουν αρμονικά στον τόπο που τον λένε Νάρνια! Είναι σκέτο ξεμυάλισμα αυτή η σειρά!
Deborah Markus
It's been years since I allowed myself the pleasure of rereading the Narnia books. And now I have two pleasures in reading these books: enjoying my old childhood joy, and analyzing the writing itself.

One thing I remember noticing even as a child is the absolute dearth of femaleness. I don't mean female characters per se: in terms of having someone to care about and directly identify with, there's always a female child as well as a male one. (Everyone loves Lucy.) I mean that Lewis seems not to h
May 10, 2013 midnightfaerie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
Note: Just finished reading this one with my 5 yr old, and we loved it! I'm enjoying it much better this time around. Maybe because I didn't understand all the implications the first time, or maybe because I'm seeing it through the eyes of my child. Either way, I love C.S. Lewis more each time I read him! And I've decided not to tell my son about the analogy to Christianity. I want him to figure it out for himself. But just the other day he compared God to Aslan and Spiderman all in the same sen ...more
May 22, 2015 P.Z. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, classics
รูสึกวาลูอิสใสความหมายเชิงสัญลักษณไวในนิยายเลมนีคอนขางเยอะ ดวยความทีเราไมเคยอานไบเบิล กพอรูบางวาอัสลานคือ God ผูกอกำเนิดและปกครองทุกสรรพสิงในนารเนีย แตเลมนีเราตลกตอนทายๆอะทีอัสลานเดินผานไปทีไหนผูคนกรองรำทำเพลง แฮปปีมีความสุข หายจากโรคภัย สวนตัวเราคิดวาตอนทายคอนขางจะลวกไปหนอย สำหรับนิยายทีปูทางมาแบบเรือยๆตลอดทังเลม ถึงตอนนีนีเหมือนกับการตูนทีพอเพลงขึนและตนไมงอกงาม ดอกไมบานสะพรัง ซึงเราวามันมายยยชายยยยยแลว ความขลังมันหายเกลียงเลยอะ

เราชอบชวงแรกมากกวาชวงหลังมาก ตอนทีปีเตอร ซูซาน เอดมันด ลูซี เดินทาง
Franco  Santos
Cada vez que tengo que escribir o pensar sobre Las Crónicas de Narnia, una oleada de sentimientos y recuerdos se apoderan de mi ser. Una de las palabras que usaría para describir mi infancia sería: Narnia.

Este tomo me pareció inferior a sus predecesores, no obstante, me gustó. Sinceramente no recuerdo mucho, tengo que releer la saga, pero sí me acuerdo de que El Príncipe Caspian se me hizo un poco pesado en algunas partes. El inicio me encantó, sin embargo la trama se iba diluyendo a medida que
Steven Wedgeworth
Some of the best theological nuggets appear in this one. Reepicheep is at his most inspirational as well. And don't miss the fact that it is the bad dwarf who doesn't smoke!
Kelsey Marie
Although I didn't enjoy this one as much as I did the ones before it, it was still a beautiful story. The world of Narnia is exciting as always. The characters come to life before you and you feel instantly submerged in it.
" هیچ چیز دوبار یک جور رخ نمی دهد "

فانتزی های دلنشین فانتزی هایی هستند که وقتی سرت رو از رو کتاب بر میداری تا به کارهای دیگه ات برسی ، همچنان ماجرا هاش رو توی ذهنت حلاجی می کنی، بهش فکر میکنی و حتی خوابش رو میبینی. داستان هایی که از دنیای نه چندان جذاب اطرافت جدات می کنه. نارنیا همین کار رو میکنه.

شاید فکر کنید دوباره ماجرای به دردسر افتادن نارنیا و کمک پسران آدم و دختران حوا و اصلان برای نجات اونه ولی همون طور که اصلان می گه : هیچ چیز دوبار یکجور رخ نمیده.

با شخصیت های دوست داشتنی تری رو به رو م
Apr 04, 2015 Daniel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jos jedna zabavna prica puna maste i magije. Savrseno za mladje a za nas starije je na zalost malo banalno. Al opet ne smeta procitai.

Mada jos bolja varijanta ako imate male klince lepo njima citati pred spavanje :)

I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. I’m starting to adapt to Lewis’s style. Before I thought he lacked writing skills because he isn’t like other authors I’ve read, but I’m starting to see his uniqueness.

Peter, Edmond, Susan and Lucy are called back to Narnia by the Horn Susan left behind. In the last book, they grew to be older and famous Kings and Queens, then came back to their own world as children. A thousand years has passed in Narnia, and a single year in our world. People
Michael Jones
I just wanted to call attention to what a profound lesson it is when Lucy hears and sees Aslan and the others don't. The response of the others very much parallels the way people respond sometimes when you KNOW you are following the Lord to undertake a certain endeavor.

Some, like Susan will tell you you're always dreaming and go back to bed.

Some, like Edmund will point out that you've been right before and stick up for you even though he can't quite see what you are suggesting.

Some, like Peter w
Apr 03, 2016 Amber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5/5 stars

Wow, I loved this one even more than The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Prince Caspian is one of the coolest stories I've ever read. Truly magical.
Aisyah (≧◡≦) ♡
So, I'm just going to come out and say this book sucks.

I hate almost every character in this book, especially the Pevensies except for Edmund who really turned out good. Not to mention where the fuck is Aslan???? Plus, Prince Caspian's stupidity amazes me to no end.

This book bores me thoroughly with its oh-so-fascinating plot.

Ugh! As if the good guys wouldn't win at the end and everyone fuck you Pevensies lives happily ever after, that is until the next installment. I know that this is a commo
Dec 31, 2010 Tina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, fantasy, ya
Original post at One More Page

When the movie Prince Caspian came out, I watched it without having read the book, so I had zero expectations. All I thought after I watched the movie was it was a little bit long, and I squeed when Aslan showed up. I didn't really like it as much as the first movie on the first watch but it got better when I watched it for the second and third time. Eventually, Prince Caspian became one of those movies that I like watching over and over again, despite my friend
K.D. Absolutely
My fourth Narnia book and this one is pure fantasy to me. I missed the Christian allegory that the earlier books, particularly The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (3 stars) has.

The book is about the return of the four kids, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy to Narnia after 1,300 years in Narnian time. However, this is just about a year later in London time. It is the horn of Susan that she has left when the kids are leaving Narnia in Book 1 that is used by Prince Caspian, the rightful heir of the
I think I preferred the movie version, it was much better plotted than the book, eschewing the book's flashback structure and sitting around for a parallel stories that ran together with a lot more action and excitement. The characters – the Penvensies (who I cannot stand in the books) and Caspian (who is little more than a cypher) – had some facets in the film where as in the book they are totally one dimensional. I don't particularly like the insidious black-and-white morality that pervades ev ...more
"Bother!" said Edmund, "I've left my new torch in Narnia."

I can't count the number of times I've read this book, but it grows dearer to me with each reading. Like rediscovering a gem I'd half-forgotten. That's the beauty of Narnia.

In Prince Caspian, the book follows Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy as they are called back to Narnia, this time from the blowing of Susan's magic horn by the desperate Prince Caspian as he fights alongside the Old Narnians against his Uncle Miraz. One of the best aspec
Jul 31, 2009 Daniel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
Here's one thing I don't get about the parts of "The Chronicles of Narnia" I've read so far: Why does C.S. Lewis feel the need, in each book, to make one of the Pevensie children, seemingly at random, completely loathsome? In "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," it was Edmund who was a complete dick for almost the entire book, and now, in "Prince Caspian," it's Susan who's asking for a good bitch-slapping.

I think I know why C.S. Lewis does this: He's not very good at making characters memorab
I'm sorry. I tried really, really hard to prefer the book over the movie, but dammit I just can't. Maybe it's because Book Caspian doesn't really have much of a personality and is just some kid who's along for the ride during nearly the entire story. Maybe it's because Aslan is even more of a know-it-all jackass in this one. Maybe it's the lack of pretty boys having swordfights. (don't bother making dirty jokes, I've already thought of them all) Maybe it was the fact that, once again, the book w ...more
3.0 to 3.5 stars. This is the kind of YA fantasy story that is great to read with the kids as the good guys are really good and the bad guys are really bad. The plot and dialogue are a bit too YA for me to give this a higher rating but I certainly admire the world that C.S. Lewis created and will definitely finish the chronicles.
Mar 11, 2012 Cary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I remember the first time I learned about the chronicles of narnia was when one of my professors back in college asked us, as a bonus question in our exam, to enumerate the seven books of the series. During that time, i've only heard about TLTWTW so instead of feeling happy for the bonus points, i got disappointed for i've only one point for that bonus question.(Actually, the exam was so hard that i have to rely on the bonus questions in order to get a passing score.) Fortunately, i was able to ...more
Jun 10, 2008 Aili rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Read this in 2 hours the day I went to see the movie. I had forgotten pretty much everything about this book. Re-reading it, I can see why I didn't remember anything (and why this is my least favorite Narnia book) -- it's because nothing happens. Most of the actual drama (how Caspian's uncle took the throne; Caspian's education and eventual escape) takes place in flashback. What we do get is a lot of faith, or lack of faith, in Aslan coming to save the day. Wah wah wah. The final conflict is ant ...more
Rebecca McNutt
Another great addition to the Narnia series, written with all the vibrancy of the first one. Though I kind of enjoyed The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe better.
Com este quarto volume (ando a ler esta série pela ordem cronológica, o que para mim faz mais sentido) volto a sentir prazer em sentir a magia de Narnia.

Li com a noção de que são livros indicados para um determinado leitor de uma faixa etária muito anterior à minha. Infelizmente, como na minha infância não tive a oportunidade de os ler, estou agora a colmatar esta minha falha literária de desconhecimento de uma tão amada série por tantos milhões de pessoas em todo o mundo.

Este, como os outros, é
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CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954. He was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than th ...more
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The Chronicles of Narnia (Publication Order) (7 books)
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia, #3)
  • The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, #4)
  • The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5)
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“That's the worst of girls," said Edmund to Peter and the Dwarf. "They never can carry a map in their heads."
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