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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Book "Prince Caspian" by C.S.Lewis

This is a fantasy novel for children written by C.S.Lewis. It was first published in 1951
The history begins when the Pevensies children were in a British railway station and suddenly they appeared in a beach near a castle is ruins. They found out that the castle was once Cair Paravel, where they ruled as Kings and Queens of Narnia. In the intact treasure vault of the castle they find Peter’s sword and shield, Susan’s bow and arrows and Lucy’s bottle of magical cordial and dagger. The only missing piece is Susan’s horn for summoning help. They rescue Trumpkin, the dwarf, from soldiers and he tells the children that since they disappeared 1300 years ago, a race of men called Telmarines invaded Narnia, sending the Talking Animals into the wilderness and making it illegal all mention of their memory. The ruler now is King Miraz (who usurped the throne) and his wife Queen Prunaprismia. The rightful king is Prince Caspian, nephew of King Miraz. King Miraz killed his own brother to get into the throne of Narnia. When his son is born, he plans to kill Prince Caspian and make his son the heir of the throne, but Doctor Cornelius, tutor of Caspian, who had taught Caspian about Old Narnia and who have given Caspian Susan’s horn, tell him to flee into the forest, where he meet some of the talking Narnia’s animals, like Trufflehunter the badger, and two dwarfs, Nikabrik and Trumpkin. He meets then the creatures of Old Narnia. As they gather for a council at midnight, Doctor Cornelius arrives to warn them of the approach if King Miraz and his army. They flee towards Aslan’s How in the great woods, but are followed by the Telmarines. When they are close to defeat, Prince Caspian blows Susan’s horn hoping that help should arrive. They dispatch Trumpkin to Cair Paravel to look for the Pevensies children and there he is captured by Telmarine army and rescued by the children. They make their way to Caspian. During their journey, Lucy sees Aslan and wants to follow where he leads. The others do not believe her and follow their original path. Later they eventually obey and begin to see Aslan’s shadow, then Aslan himself.
Aslan sends Peter, Edmund and Trumpkin ahead to Aslan’s How and follows with Susan and Lucy. When Peter, Edmund and Trumpkin reach Aslan’s How they overhear Nikabrik and his allies trying to convince Caspian, Cornelius and Truffehunter to help them resurrect the White Witch so she can help them to defeat King Miraz. A fight ensues and Nikabrik and his allies are slain. Peter challenges Miraz to single combat. Miraz accepts the challenge, goaded by his two lords, Glozelle and Sopespian. After a stiff fight, Miraz falls. Glozelle and Sopespian cry that the Narnians have cheated and stabbed the King in the back while he was down. They command the army to attack and during the fight Glozelle stabs Miraz in the back. The living Wood wakened by Aslan arrives and the Telmarines flee and later surrender.
Aslan gives the Telmarines a choice of staying in Narnia under Caspian or returning to Earth. They decide to return with the Pevensies children and Aslan announces that Peter and Susan will not return to Narnia. The children then find themselves back at the railway station where the adventure began.

The main characters in this book are Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, Aslan, Prince Caspian, Miraz, Doctor Cornelius, Trumpkin, Nikabrik, Trufflehunter and Reepicheep

This is absolutely a must-read book. It makes you want to read all the books from this series “Chronicles of Narnia”.

Pages: 240
My Rate: 5 Stars

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