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Chronicles of Narnia #04: Prince Caspian (Rack): The Return to Narnia by C S Lewis
Chronicles of Narnia #04: Prince Caspian (Rack): The Return to Narnia

meadmisterfbc, May 13, 2008

This book is a fantastic way of re-entering Narnia after "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." The dramatic capture of Narnia by the wicked Telmarines sets the stage for this inspiring adventure. Caspian is young, and therefore most children relate to him. Those most likely to relate are homeless children, children from abusive homes, and children of divorced/deceased parents, because Caspian's father is deceased and his Aunt and Uncle are raising him, and soon after the beginning he must live life on his own. The book also gives a strong sense of the difference between right and wrong. You feel this from the great reverence given to Aslan, who represents the way of truth, and the deep evil and hatred given to King Miraz, who portrays exactly that.

The book does well in the fact that it reintroduces the four Pevensie children as children again, and as them being the long sought after aid. This helps children relate even more because it tells them that kids their age can change not only our world, but a world totally different from ours. Of course, in "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," Aslan declared them as Kings and Queens in Narnia forever, saying, "Once a king or queen in Narnia, always a king or queen in Narnia." So they are returning as royalty; but nothing is the same. This time difference sparks the interest immediately, making a person wonder if there really could be other worlds if time travelled differently.

The battles are epic, and the ending is dramatic and glorious, as well as happy (and slightly sad). I would say that this book is a first-class book and should be read by anyone who loves fiction.
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