“The Horse and His Boy” by C. S. Lewis

Thursday, June 02, 2011 - Book Reading
“The Horse and His Boy” by C. S. Lewis

Back of the Book:

Shasta is a young boy living in Calormene with a cruel man who claims to be his father. One night he overhears his “father” offering to sell him as a slave, so Shasta makes a break and sets out for the North. He meets Bree, a talking horse who becomes his companion. On their way they encounter Aravis, a high-born girl escaping an arranged marriage, and her talking horse. Despite their differences the children and horses learn to work together to reach the freedom they long for. In the meantime, they uncover a Calormene plot to conquer Narnia.

From The Times:

“The magic of C. S. Lewis’s parallel universe never fades.” The Times –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

"The Horse and His Boy" by C. S. Lewis

"The Horse and His Boy" by C. S. Lewis


Pages: 224

Published: 1954

Format Read: ebook

[xrr rating=4.5/5]

The very worst thing about this book is the all too simple “long lost twin” ending. It just seems a little lazy coming from such an amazing writer. Then again, maybe he’s the reason why that plotline is so popular today – in which case, he’s a groundbreaking genius! ;-)

The very best thing about this book is Rabadash the donkey. :-p His character makes me laugh for some reason. I’m reminded of an overgrown, temper-tantrum-throwing child.


This book will be placed under the 2011 E-Book Reading Challenge, the 2011 Fantasy Reading Challenge, the Chronicles of Narnia Read-Along 2011, and the What’s in a Name 4.

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