Author C.S. Lewis
Series: The Chronicles of Narnia #5
Publication Date 1995
The Horse and his Boy is a stirring and dramatic fantasy story that finds a young boy named Shasta on the run from his homeland with the talking horse, Bree. When the pair discover a deadly plot by the Calormen people to conquer the land of Narnia, the race is on to warn the inhabitants of the impending danger and to rescue them all from certain death.
I read The Horse and His Boy a few years ago and remember thinking that this installment did nothing to add to The Chronicle’s storyline. After rereading it, I realized how wrong I was. Shasta and his horse Bree travel from Tashbaan to Narnia almost like someone immigrating to the United States in hopes of a better life. On his way, he meets Aravis and her horse Hwin who tag-along for the ride and meet many other colorful characters along their way.
Even though, I enjoyed The Horse and His Boy, I almost gave up at the beginning, I thought it was so damn slow, despite the Famous Mr. Ed, but I kept at it and while I don’t think it is one of my favorites I’m glad I stuck with it, the adventures of The Horse and His Boy are an exciting journey through the land of Narnia.