Prince Caspian

Prince Caspian

The Return to Narnia

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Narnia . . . where animals talk . . . where trees walk . . . where a battle is about to begin.

A prince denied his rightful throne gathers an army in a desperate attempt to rid his land of a false king. But in the end, it is a battle of honor between two men alone that will decide the fate of an entire world.

Prince Caspian is the fourth book in C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, a series that has become part of the canon of classic literature, drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over fifty years. This is a stand-alone novel, but if you would like to see more of Lucy and Edmund's adventures, read The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the fifth book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 1994.
ISBN: 9780061974229
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This book is simply amazing. It draws you back into Narnia in such an enticing way... My Dad's favorite book as a kid, and one of my favorites too.

I've read it at least 4 times!

Sep 01, 2019

very good book! Intresting plot! 4.4 stars

Prince Caspian is a great book, with few problems. Reading it in full for the first time as an adult, I see some things I probably would have missed had I been younger. I won't say less wise, because the Chronicles of Narnia tend to follow a rule that often the youngest of us are most wise of all.

Mar 17, 2017

Prince Caspian is the fourth book in the Narnia series, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. In this book I loved how you got to learn a little more about Narnia, and how time works in Narnia. They also introduced a new character (Prince Caspian), and you get to follow him along on the journey. You also get to meet some new creatures and are reunited with the original four. I think this book has a nice blend of adding in new content and new elements to the story, while keeping with some characters we know and are familiar with. Overall I found this book interesting and never had a moment where I was bored with any of the characters or with anything that was happening in the story. Rating 4/5.
- @novelidea of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Prince Caspian is the fourth book in the Chronicles of Narnia. It follows the tale of Prince Caspian, who can be considered a ‘prisoner’ to his Uncle Miraz, who is a human king. Upon Caspian’s parents’ death, he was sent to his uncle. But as soon as his wife had a son, he knew that he no longer needed Caspian and now had a new successor. He sends out his guards to kill Caspian in his sleep, but as they get there, they realize that he is gone. Caspian’s teacher, who is in fact half of a dwarf, told him about Narnia and about what was rightfully his. The story also then introduces the four Pevensies’ again, who have returned back to Narnia after thousands of years in Narnian time. They help Caspian beat off his Uncle Miraz, but there is only one true hero. A hero that was shown in all four book thus far in the series. Aslan, the lion. He is the creator of Narnia and is portrayed as a god-like figure. He has helped the Pevensies’ and is very close to them. He also then helped the children in The Horse and His Boy, and now in Prince Caspian, he helps the Pevensies’ once again and Caspian. Rating: 5/5
- @thesoundofcolours of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

I can promise people who watched the movie that this book is a lot better. There is a lot more detail and explanation for what and how things worked, especially on significant places. The horn that Caspian used to bring "the four" back to Narnia was actually Susan's, for example, given by Allan in the second book. The whole journey of this young prince fighting to take back his throne is really interesting... and fans will not be able to resist finding out what happened after Narnia's golden age.
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

britprincess1ajax Dec 09, 2016

At its core, PRINCE CASPIAN is mostly about the feud between an uncle and a nephew, not all that different from HAMLET. Yet so much of it is tied up in long-winded descriptions of the lake scum floating on the water and the cliffs conveniently located on your left. None of it matters and, in my opinion, doesn't provide atmospheric qualities so much as it bogs down the flow of the narrative and inflates the word count unnecessarily. I didn't particularly like this foray into Narnia and it didn't entice me to make my way back. Unless you're already a fan of the series, I would not recommend PRINCE CASPIAN.

Oct 11, 2015

awesome book

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Feb 13, 2015

This book was pretty good. I like The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe as well as The Voyage of the Dawn Treader better, but I still like this one. The best part about this novel is the time jumping between past and present. While a little sad it's absolutely fascinating to think about the differences in time between Earth and Narnia.

I think the movie adaption was meh. The best thing about that was the casting for Caspian (mmm, Ben Barnes) and the battle scenes.

Jan 28, 2014

This was not my favorite of the Narnia books but still good.

jmoy Oct 03, 2012

“Prince Caspian” isn't as exciting as its predecessor, but that's probably because it's difficult to write a sequel to an impeccable book like “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” That said, it is still a fantastic book in its own right. Our favorite protagonists, the Pevensies return to Narnia to save the day. Along the way, the faith of the children is challenged, and they each have to rediscover their faith to make progress. Lewis's metaphor about faith is perhaps even more relevant today, as we live in a world of materialism and are hedging our bets on the wrong things – consequently losing sight of the things that really matter. "Prince Caspian" is sure to please people of all ages.

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Jun 09, 2016

Things never happen the same way twice.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“all worlds draw to an end and that noble death is a treasure which no one is too poor to buy.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“When the police arrived and found no lion, no broken wall, and no convicts, and the Head behaving like a lunatic, there was an inquiry into the whole thing. And in the inquiry all sorts of things about Experiment House came out, and about ten people got expelled. After that, the Head's friends saw that the Head was no use as a Head, so they got her made an Inspector to interfere with other Heads. And when they found she wasn't much good even at that, they got her into Parliament where she lived happily ever after.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“But very quickly they all became grave again: for, as you know, there is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“A dragon has just flown over the tree-tops and lighted on the beach. Yes, I am afraid it is between us and the ship. And arrows are no use against dragons. And they're not at all afraid of fire."

"With your Majesty's leave-" began Reepicheep.

"No, Reepicheep," said the King very firmly, "you are not to attempt a single combat with it.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“To the glistening eastern sea, I give you Queen Lucy the Valiant. To the great western woods, King Edmund the Just. To the radiant southern sun, Queen Susan the Gentle. And to the clear northern skies, I give you King Peter the Magnificent. Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen of Narnia. May your wisdom grace us until the stars rain down from the heavens.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“But courage, child: we are all between the paws of the true Aslan.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now...Come further up, come further in!”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“Things never happen the same way twice.”

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Jun 10, 2016

The Pevensie children are whisked away to Narnia once again. This time, they must help Prince Caspian claim his rightful throne by overthrowing his uncle, Miraz.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

Completed after Christmas 1949[14] and published on 15 October 1951, Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia tells the story of the Pevensie children's second trip to Narnia. They are drawn back by the power of Susan's horn, blown by Prince Caspian to summon help in his hour of need. Narnia, as they knew it, is no more. Their castle is in ruins and all the dryads have retreated so far within themselves that only Aslan's magic can wake them. Caspian has fled into the woods to escape his uncle, Miraz, who has usurped the throne. The children set out once again to save Narnia.


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