Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
Originally Published: 1951
Prince Caspian by CS Lewis is the 2nd in the Narnia series.
I loved the first book, and although I enjoyed this, it is not my favorite.
In this book, the four Pevensie children get pulled off of a train and back to Narnia, to Cair Paravel, a location where it turns out that they once ruled as Kings and Queens (and thus found their weapons of old), and they realize that centuries have past in Narnia.
Soon after landing, they rescue a dwarf, Trumpkin, who fills them in on what has been happening since they left. In this way, they (we) learn the story of Prince Caspian, who, although should be in line to rule, is being hunted by his uncle (Miraz) who wants the kingdom ruled by his own son. The White Witch puts in an appearance, and it is Edmund who solves that problem. Miraz and Peter end up in a sword fight, and Lucy eventually finds Aslan.
I think it may be the way in which Lewis handled the story. Having the dwarf narrate the life of the Prince took you away from the story. It was not happening in the present. It is, however, still a good book!
Favorite Quotes from Prince Caspian:
“That’s the worst of girls,” said Edmund to Peter and the Dwarf. “They never can carry a map in their heads.”
“That’s because our heads have something inside them,” said Lucy.”
“His name was Reepicheep and he was a gay and martial mouse. He wore a tiny little rapier at his side and twirled his long whiskers as if they were a moustache.”
Re-Read: February 2016