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Prince Caspian

(The Chronicles of Narnia (Publication Order) #2)

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The Pevensie siblings are back to help a prince denied his rightful throne as he 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.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published June 20th 2005 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published October 15th 1951)
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Susan Prudhomme I think you have me beat, Andromeda, although I don't keep count. It was fun re-reading it this time, because I was reminded of all the ways the movie…moreI think you have me beat, Andromeda, although I don't keep count. It was fun re-reading it this time, because I was reminded of all the ways the movie departed from it. Also because it's a better story than I remembered. I usually go for The Horse and His Boy, or The Magician's Nephew.(less)
Colin It is the order in which they were originally published, it was only later that publishers decided to order them in chronological order of events,…moreIt is the order in which they were originally published, it was only later that publishers decided to order them in chronological order of events, claiming that this was Lewis' own recommendation, although this is disputed (eg. by CS Lewis expert Alister Mcgrath thinks it is misleading to claim Lewis wanted people to read them in that order). (less)

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Patrick
I read this aloud to my older boy, age 6.

It's a good book, and he enjoyed it, but didn't ring the bell in the same way Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe did. I think the biggest reason for this, was that it wasn't as accessible to him.

The first issue was the non-linear story. Which has the potential to confuse. Later, Lewis splits the party in a way that divides the action in the story.

But the biggest issue is that the characters lapse into archaic, courtly English when the a bunch of the people are
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Miranda Reads
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
You doubt your value. Don't run from who you are.
The Pevensie siblings (Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy) spent the last year daydreaming about Narnia. Despite the horrors of the White Witch, but they constantly think about returning to Narnia for they are only truly themselves when they are with Aslan.
Feeling like the voice she liked best in all the world was calling her name.
And when they suddenly find themselves thrust back into Narnia, they discover one very, very important thing:
Things
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P
May 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, young-adult
“Things never happen the same way twice.”




Admittedly Prince Caspian was boring at first for I didn't like the symbolic meaning of the whole book. It was hard to read and that incredible ending nearly shut me out from enjoying, it's abrupt and unsatisfied at all. Although I quie liked the movie, the book is so much different. The pace is excruciatingly slow. I didn't like the over-descriptive narration talking about everything including flowers, sky, and trees.

“Wouldn't it be dreadful if some
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Prince Caspian: the return to Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia, #2), C.S. Lewis
Prince Caspian (originally published as Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia) is a high fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in 1951. It was the second published of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia (1950–1956), and Lewis had finished writing it in 1949, before the first book was out. It is volume four in recent editions of the series, sequenced according to Narnia history. Like the
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Whitney Atkinson
I'm mad at myself because I wanted to read the first of the Narnia series before reading this one for class, but I didn't quite make it.

I loved this story because I love Lucy and Aslan and Caspian, but there were a lot of side characters who I didn't care much about and the villain in this book wasn't so interesting. Nevertheless, a muuuuch easier read than Lord of the Rings!!
Adrian
Now unlike The Horse and His Boy I remembered this novel in the Narnia chronicles. That said it was still enjoyable and a wild ride from railway station to Cair Paravel to King Miraz’s castle to the Fords of Beruna to Aslan’s Howe to a railway station. Along the way we meet some new characters in the form of questionable dwarves (rightly so in my opinion), loyal badgers, chattering squirrels and courtly mice, oh and dozy giants.
An enjoyable novel that gives yet more insight into the Narnian wor
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Sophia Triad
Dec 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: royal, lions, fantasy
One year has passed since Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy went to Narnia through an old Wardrobe and met the bad white witch and the righteous lion. Now they are sitting on a seat at a railway station with trunks and playboxes piled up round them on their way to school.

But Narnia needs them back.
More precisely PRINCE CASPIAN, the true king of Narnia needs them back.

And the children are ready for a new adventure in the land that thousand - years ago they used to be Kings and Queens themselves.
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Eva ☾
Sep 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 ⭐ ...more
Dannii Elle
This is my fourth journey into the fantastical lands of Narnia, as I have chosen to read the series in chronological rather than publication order.

From the very first line I knew I was sure to love this book as it details the return of the Pevensie children from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the most famous and my most beloved Narnia tale. Only one year later in the human world, and centuries later in Narnian time, the children return to find their beloved castle an ivy-clad ruin and th
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Elaina
Ahhh!! I just love these books so much!! ^_^ They make you feel like you are watching a movie in your head while you are reading every word! (If that makes any sense lol) I love the little bits of humor that C.S. Lewis through in every once and a while like this quote,

“That's the worst of girls," said Edmund to Peter and the Dwarf. "They never can carry a map in their heads."
"That's because our heads have something inside them," said Lucy.”



I don't know why I love that quote so much, but I do :p
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Amanda
November 19, 2008. I've read these books a zillion and one times and surely I shall read them a zillion more. Because every single time, I realize new truths and find more honor in their pages.

Today, I've read a passage that I find disturbing and quite out of character for CS Lewis:

p.72 "Shall we go farther up for you, up to the crags? There's an Ogre or two and a Hag that we could introduce you to, up there." "Certainly not," said Caspian. "I should think not, indeed," said Trufflehunter. "We
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Piyangie
This book in the chronicles takes us back to a "new" Narnia where the tyrant Miraz is reining. The old Narnia is disappeared and with it the talking beasts, dwarfs, centaurs, dryads and naiads. It is the time for a new and true king for Narnia. To secure this end, the Pevensie children return to Narnia. And with the power, aid and guidance of Alsan, Narnia is rescued from the clutches of Miraz and handed back to the true owners and the true king - Caspian.

This is the most beautifully written bo
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Calista
I read this several times as a kid. It was never high up in the series for me. I have to admit that the movie Disney made did such a great job with it that I now appreciate this book more. I didn't much care for Prince Caspian until I saw the movie (Yes, maybe it had something to do with the actor). Still, this is part of a great series and I'm glad another generation has the chance to enjoy them.

Men from Earth have oppressed Narnia. Of course they have. The children are called back to help put
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Merphy Napier
A really strong start but it sort of dropped of half way through and felt like it was dragging (despite being only 200 pages). I'm really excited to read the next one though. I want to get back to Narnia!
Katie Ziegler (Life Between Words)
I think I may like this story even better than The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. Is that heresy to say? Nothing can replace that first step through the wardrobe into Narnia...but in terms of plot, I think I like Prince Caspian better.
Shannon (leaninglights)
What can you say. Another fantastic adventure in Narnia! And of course,
I cried at the end.
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Prince Caspian is the second book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

C.S. Lewis begins this tale by revisiting the Pevensie children, who have survived WW II and are at a train station waiting to head off to boarding school. While discussing their concerns about being separated, they are suddenly pulled into another world, which they do not immediately recognize as Narnia. Indeed, the land has changed to such an extent that it is only after finding several relics from th
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I recently decided to reread the Narnia series, only I decided to go about it in chronological order instead of publication order. What does this change? It means you read THE MAGICIAN'S NEPHEW first, instead of THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, that there's a book about totally random characters sandwiched in between TLTW (THE HORSE AND HIS BOY) before the series settles back into the usual order.



I never really liked PRINCE CASPIAN bef
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Erin
Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series
Book #4 in The Chronicles of Narnia, Prince Caspian reunites readers with Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy who find themselves traveling back to Narnia. But this Narnia is different from the one which they left. In fact, many years have passed and their time in Narnia has become something of a legend that no one quite believes to be true. That also includes the great lion known as Aslan. The quartet soon become entwined with the fate of a young man known as Prince Caspian. Caspian is fleeing from ...more
Danny Phanton
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Por Narnia, por el león

Me fascinó, mi favorito hasta el momento, me encantaron los nuevos personajes en la historia, la forma en que se fue desarrollando la historia desde qué volvieron a llegar a Narnia los hermanos y sin duda como Lewis tiene esa manera única de narrar sus libros, en forma de que te lo esta contando como si alguien te contará un relato, o esa manera en no ir contando cosas que no servirían a la trama, todo directo y lo que tiene que ser.

Hasta ahora es mi favorito de la saga,
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Deborah Markus
It's been years since I allowed myself the pleasure of rereading the Narnia books. And now I have two pleasures in reading these books: enjoying my old childhood joy, and analyzing the writing itself.

One thing I remember noticing even as a child is the absolute dearth of femaleness. I don't mean female characters per se: in terms of having someone to care about and directly identify with, there's always a female child as well as a male one. (Everyone loves Lucy.) I mean that Lewis seems not to h
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Nikoleta
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Υπέροχο, ένα από τα καλύτερα παραμυθικά φαντασυ βιβλία που έχω διαβάσει!!! Ζώα που μιλούν, δρυάδες, νάνοι, φαυνοι... όλοι οι μαγικοί κόσμοι, τα μαγικά όντα και οι παλιοί μύθοι παρελαύνουν αρμονικά στον τόπο που τον λένε Νάρνια! Είναι σκέτο ξεμυάλισμα αυτή η σειρά!
Urmi  ✨ BookishPixieOfForbiddenForest✨
Things never happen the same way twice”

I always love the Narnian adventures(though I find the books a bit too kiddy!) So, this was indeed a fantastic adventure but I liked the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe more (which really took my breath away *Aslan...my...Love*). This book will definitely appeal to the middle grade students who want a bit of a what-to-say, Fantasy touch in their pretty little lives.

So, in this book, the Pevensie siblings are back to help a prince denied of his rightful th
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Carmen de la Rosa
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Disfrute este libro tanto como los dos libros anteriores, era una historia hermosa. El mundo de Narnia es emocionante como siempre. Los personajes cobran vida antes que lo imagines y te sientes instantáneamente sumergido en él.

Aunque realmente los libros de narnia tienen algunos elementos que me hacen estremecer un poco. Referir a algunas niñas como 'infantiles' y mencionar sus 'piernas gordas' parece un elemento innecesario al texto, pero también necesito recordar que estos libros no fueron esc
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Amin
Sep 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, fantasy
" هیچ چیز دوبار یک جور رخ نمی دهد "

فانتزی های دلنشین فانتزی هایی هستند که وقتی سرت رو از رو کتاب بر میداری تا به کارهای دیگه ات برسی ، همچنان ماجرا هاش رو توی ذهنت حلاجی می کنی، بهش فکر میکنی و حتی خوابش رو میبینی. داستان هایی که از دنیای نه چندان جذاب اطرافت جدات می کنه. نارنیا همین کار رو میکنه.

شاید فکر کنید دوباره ماجرای به دردسر افتادن نارنیا و کمک پسران آدم و دختران حوا و اصلان برای نجات اونه ولی همون طور که اصلان می گه : هیچ چیز دوبار یکجور رخ نمیده.

با شخصیت های دوست داشتنی تری رو به رو م
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Ashley Daviau
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m really glad I’m reading these in publication order and not chronological order this time. I’m finding it’s making a difference in the way the series flows and I’m enjoying it more this way so far. But no matter what order I read these books in, I love them just the same! This book introduces one of my favourite characters of the series Reepicheep, I just love how brave he is despite his size!
Abbie
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star, fantasy
lol this is nothing like the movie but it is soooo gooooood :')

especially the part where they follow Aslan down the gorge!! MY HEART!
midnightfaerie
Feb 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
Note: Just finished reading this one with my 5 yr old, and we loved it! I'm enjoying it much better this time around. Maybe because I didn't understand all the implications the first time, or maybe because I'm seeing it through the eyes of my child. Either way, I love C.S. Lewis more each time I read him! And I've decided not to tell my son about the analogy to Christianity. I want him to figure it out for himself. But just the other day he compared God to Aslan and Spiderman all in the same sen ...more
Jenny Baker
May 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens, fantasy
It's been a while since I've picked up a Narnia book and I forgot how much I love them. I started reading them in chronological order, but then realized it was a mistake, so now I'm reading them in publication order. I love Peter, Edmund, Susan and Lucy, and I'd follow them anywhere. The characters are so life-like! This series is just an enjoyable adventure all around.
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Other books in the series

The Chronicles of Narnia (Publication Order) (7 books)
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia, #3)
  • The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, #4)
  • The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5)
  • The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6)
  • The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia, #7)
“That's the worst of girls," said Edmund to Peter and the Dwarf. "They never can carry a map in their heads."
"That's because our heads have something inside them," said Lucy.”
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