Saturday, July 16, 2011

REVIEW: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis

book cover of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis
Title: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Author: C. S Lewis
Date Published: First publish in 1952
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Page Count: 256 pages
Challenge: E-Book Challenge

And here we are, back in Narnia for more fantastic adventures.  I have to say that I enjoyed this particular book more than I enjoyed Prince Caspian.  Narnia is no longer in danger, all is well, but there's still more adventure to be had.

In this book, we're introduced to Lucy and Edmund's cousin, Eustace, and he is a complete jerk.  The three children are pulled into Narnia while King Caspian is sailing to find out what lies in the east and to find Aslan's country.  His side mission is to see if he can't find the seven lords that his uncle sent away to the east and never returned.  Of course along the way, crazy things happen and they question if they should turn back, Aslan always leads them in the right direction.

I think one of the reasons that I like this one more, is Caspian has a much more active role in it than in the previous book.  And though they're seeking Aslan's country, he's present much less than the other books.  He leaves the children to learn their lessons the hard way, but makes sure no serious harm comes to them.
This book and the last two are by far my favorites of the series.  The adventures get more interesting and the children are growing up.

I can't wait to read this series to my kids.  5 out of 5 stars :]

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