Occurs during the reign of Peter, Susan, Edmond, and Lucy. This book is most different from the other books in the series, because it occurs entirely in Narnia. It's also my favorite of the series. The main characters crack me up!
The Horse and His Boy, Book 3 of 7; The adventures continues with the four children now Kings and Queens in the enchanting land of Narnia. A boy in a far away place find out he is not who he is and runs away north towards Narnia with horse. Then he is soon to find out the horse can talk... Together they meet up with another human and horse and on their way into a fantastic adventure. They all find out who they are and where they belong. Great reading for the young and old alike.
Unabridged, 4 CDs, 4 hours
If you have ever read and enjoyed the Chronicles of Narnia, you will especially enjoy this audio. I love this series of audio books. They are straight readings, not dramatizations. This one is read beautifully by Alex Jennings.
I prefer the original order of the books, which is not how they are packaged . (This one is listed as 3.)
1) The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
2) Prince Caspian
3) The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
4) The Silver Chair
5) The Horse and His Boy
6) The Magician's Nephew
7) The Last Battle
I really like the Narnia series. This is the third book in the series. It takes place after the Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. It's a tale about a boy named Shasta and a Narnian named Bree, who is a horse. It tells of their adventure as they try to escape to Narnia.
Not only is the Narnia series one of my favorite sets of books, this particular book is my favorite of all the Narnia books. Don't get wound up in the movie - read the books - they'll sweep you away on a wonderful ride of imagination.
While this is set during the reign of High King Peter, the Pevensies are not the central characters to this tale. This is a child's fantasy at its best--talking horses, the wicked step-parent, the "fairy godmother" character...how I missed this as a child I will never know, but it was very enjoyable as an adult.
Some things are ageless, like the love/hate relationship between Shasta and Aravis. Even in this age of video games, young children would probably love this tale, especially if it is read with them by a parent or grandparent.
I have read about half of this book and I'm SO confused! I LOVED "The Magician's Nephew" and "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe", but this book doesn't even seem like it should be part of the same series!
I just finished and although it did get a little better toward the end, I still didn't like this book.
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.
A wild gallop for freedom-on a desperate journey, two runaways meet and join forces. They are trying to escape their terrible lives and find themselves in a terrible battle that will decide their and Narnia's fate. A great book. Great gift!
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Narnia, where horses talk and hermits like company, where evil men turn into donkeys, where boys go into battle... and where the adventure begins.
What a great series. I loved it as a child and my son is reading them now!
Written in 1952. I read this over and over when I was young, and I took it all very seriously, including the mysterious reason a young boy should not be a slave in a certain house, as intimated on page 11.
This book is different than the others in the series. This one is about Bree, a Narnian talking horse, who is kidnapped when he was a foal and had become a slave horse to a Calormen lord and was a great war horse, a boy named Shasta, who was kidnapped when he was an infant, a princess name Aravis, who was escaping from an arranged marriage on a talking horse named Hwin. It starts with Bree and Shasta! Bree wants to go home to Narnia and talks Shasta, who wants to escape his fate into going to Narnia. They both agree and start there journey. Along the way they meet up with Aravis and Hwin who are also heading to Narnia. They have some scary things happen but they eventually make it to Narnia where Shasta learns something that changes his life. A fun adventure indeed!
Depending on your point of view, this is either #3 or #5 in the Narnia series. Chronologically inside the series, it falls during the reign of King Peter etc, which makes it #3. But it was originally published after The Silver Chair, and it's not really part of the arc with the Pevensie kids. It's the only one set entirely in Narnia and featuring children from that world. Lots of interesting allegories here, of interest to adults; the kids will enjoy it as it stands.