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The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
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Jul 08, 2008

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bookshelves: middle-grade, fantasy, christianity, novel
Read in February, 2007

I really enjoyed all the books in this classic children's series, whatever the "correct" order to read them in. Personally, I think reading them in the order they were published makes more sense than following the internal chronology of the series, so I'm going to review them in that order. The forays into the magical land of Narnia are great fantasy/adventure books for children of any age, yet are interesting enough to keep even adults entertained. They're a little old-fashioned and stuffy, but serve as a reminder that that's no reason that a book has to be boring.

They can also be viewed as Christian allergory, but that theme's prominence varies from book to book, and honestly, if you aren't that familiar with your Bible stories, you may not even notice the similarities, yet if you're looking for connections, you'll be surprised how many you can find.

The Horse and His Boy: A side story that takes place primarily in Calormen and Archenland, the countries south of Narnia, during the Golden Age of the High King Peter. Bree, a Narnian talking horse, convinces the young boy Shasta to run away to Narnia with him, and they discover several surprising things along the way. Because it is directly connected to any of the other stories, it can probably be read almost anywhere in the series, but it is mentioned in passing in SC & LB. This book probably has the weakest connections to Christianity, although Aslan still makes an appearance.

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