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The Horse and His Boy
The Horse and His Boy: The Chronicles of Narnia | C. S. Lewis
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Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full color ebook device, and in rich black and white on all other devices.Narnia . . . where horses talk . . . where treachery is brewing . . . where destiny awaits.On a desperate journey, two runaways meet and join forces. Though they are only looking to escape their harsh and narrow lives, they soon find themselves at the center of a terrible battle. It is a battle that will decide their fate and the fate of Narnia itself.The Horse and His Boy is the third book in C.S. Lewiss 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 novel that stands on its own, but if you would like to return to Narnia, read Prince Caspian , the fourth book in The Chronicles of Narnia.
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esurient
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Hm! This is a nice coda to Tor's earlier essay series on Lewis' works.

Essay, #notthetaggedbook

https://www.tor.com/2022/01/24/our-country-c-s-lewis-calormen-and-how-fans-are-r...

ozma.of.oz Oh that is fascinating! Thank you for sharing! 12h
esurient @ozma.of.oz You're welcome; enjoy! 12h
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AmyK1
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I didn‘t remember a lot of this one so it was good to revisit it. We‘re back in Narnia during the time of King Peter & Edmund and Queens Susan and Lucy, who are adults in this story. The focus is more on Shasta and Bree, a runaway horse and boy.

MadelineMcCrae This was my favorite Narnia book! 6d
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Murphy
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Okay would describe the story more or less, i think. It wasn't as humorous as the first two books (especially the first one, i loved that) and the characters themselves were not really interesting enough to make one care about their fates.Aslan had only a few tiny moments to pop up. The story itself was a little too predictable (talking about the past of Shasta here!) and the ending was just how one would have thought it would most logically end.

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How do you think about Aslan scratching Aravis? I know he meant it like that to give her a lesson for treating one of her servants badly (more like she didn't care about inflicting a punishment onto her servant by tricking and running away from her) but nonetheless it felt so weird to read about him running like mad to catch and scratch her with both paws?!

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Lollymya
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ ◾️ So these are just getting better….I was a little bit confused on this one, but in the end I really enjoyed it. I am so glad that I am on the book series journey. #october #narniareadingchallenge #narniareadalong

Happy Reading!!!

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BrieT2016
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Finished another book in C.S. Lewis series. I personally loved this book. Next is prince Caspian! 🤩😊

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Librarian_Jack
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It's probably even more problematic than the other Narnia books, but The Horse and His Boy is still a fun little romp for young and old.

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Mehso-so

Meh. We get the Pevensies back for this story, but as Narnian rulers and not as precocious children, and it wasn't enough to save the story. This one had racial sterotypes along with a bland adventure. It had a few bright spots, but even though it was only 4 hours on audio, the story and narrator made this a bit of a slog to get through. Perhaps this story would have benefited from my reading it. Oh well!

CaffeineAndCandy 🤷🏽‍♀️❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
TheAromaofBooks I love the illustrations by Pauline Baynes so much that I can't imagine doing these on audio!! 7mo
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Addison_Reads
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#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks #SeriesRead2021 @TheSpineView #NarniaReadalong @CaffeineAndCandy

I meant to post about this earlier in the month, but I forgot.

This book felt more like the first books to me. It was fun and full of adventure. I'm really curious now how things will play out in the last book.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 👍📖📚 7mo
CaffeineAndCandy ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
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KathyWheeler
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It took me an awfully long time to read this book because I was bored for the first 7 chapters. After that, it began to pick up, and I read from chapter 8 to the end today. I understand the complaints about the racism — the Calormen are stereotypes of people from the Middle East. And that name for the people and the country! Calormene, really? In the end, I liked the story, so I gave it a pick instead of a so-so. #narniareadalong

CaffeineAndCandy 😂♥️ 7mo
KathyWheeler @CaffeineAndCandy Just an FYI: I read The Magician‘s Nephew last year and still remember it pretty well, so I‘m not doing the read along for that book. I‘ll join in again for The Last Battle. I‘m so excited that I can finally say I‘ve read these books. Thanks for doing this! 7mo
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megnews
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I‘m in the minority on this one. This is the first time I didn‘t finish a #NarniaReadalong on time. Despite the return of the Pevensie children, It didn‘t keep me interested and even the British accent on audio didn‘t make it any better. I only gave this two stars because I can‘t bare to give Lewis one. On to my series favorite next.

CaffeineAndCandy ❤️ 8mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I honestly did not remember any of this one from when I read it as a child. Although I loved the adventure part, I found the turban wearing, scimitar carrying, slave owning, worshipers of a false god (not Aslan) a bit more prejudiced/stereotyped to me now as an adult and maybe more of a side comment on the Crusades/Muslims (in a justifying way) than I think Lewis intended, despite his Christian themes. And of course in this tale, the good guys ⤵️

Riveted_Reader_Melissa ↪️ (Christians/Narnians) get invaded and get to defend themselves righteously against the heathens, nothing like twisting the story in a retelling. In all fairness though, I feel the same pang with the swarthy “bad” humans from LOTR too…. Great stories, sweeping themes, but some of the decision making in telling it are very telling of the time in which it was written. (edited) 8mo
TheSpineView Great job! 💙🐎 8mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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Really enjoyed revisiting this one. For some reason, it was one of my least favorites growing up, but I liked it more this time around. Maybe reading it at a slower paced helped?? I also liked the underlying theme about how things - even bad ones - happen for a reason. As always, thanks for hosting the #NarniaReadalong @CaffeineAndCandy - this has been a great way to finally get around to a reread of this series!!!

CaffeineAndCandy 💜💜💜 8mo
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MolliesaurusRex
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5/5⭐️

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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I'm not sure if I'll read this or give it a go on audio for the #littenlisten but it's on my TBR for the month.

#CuriousCovers #Horse @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
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Eggs Well done 💚🐎💚 8mo
aperfectmjk A classic I still need to read as well. 8mo
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LeslieO
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I think this is only book in my house with a horse on the cover. #CuriousCovers

Eggs Great choice and photo 🧡🐴🧡 8mo
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Addison_Reads
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Eggs ♥️🐎♥️ 8mo
CaffeineAndCandy 💜💜💜 8mo
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Daisey
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This is probably one of the books in the series I felt I remembered the least about, and it was another very enjoyable reread. I think what I miss in this one is kids traveling from our world to Narnia, instead Peter, Edmund, Susan, and Lucy are more in the background as kings and queens.

#NarniaReadalong #audiobook

Parrot.Owned Ive got to read the rest of those books I have only read The lion the witch and the Wardrobe 8mo
Daisey The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is definitely my favorite, but I love all of them. They‘re well worth the read. 8mo
Daisey @Parrot.Owned The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is definitely my favorite, but I love all of them. They‘re well worth the read. 8mo
TH3F4LC0N I remember liking this one. I think it was a little darker than the others, iirc; it dealt with slavery and stuff I think. But The Magician‘s Nephew will always be my favorite. Getting to see where Jadis came from; that dying world with the red sun...Things got kinda cosmic. Loved it. 8mo
Daisey @TH3F4LC0N I don‘t think it will replace a favorite, but I am really looking forward to a reread of The Magician‘s Nephew. 8mo
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Am really enjoying this book for the #narniareadalong.

For some reason I thought I wouldn‘t, I think I read several reviews saying it‘s their least favorite book in the series.
So far it feels like my favorite!! 🤩

Also enjoying a lazy afternoon with my man in our tiny backyard!! Finally warm enough to bring out the hammock 🙌🏼

Happy Sunday Littens 💓

mcipher I‘ve always loved that one! 8mo
Cinfhen Such a cozy photo ❤️😍🙌🏻love it!!! I wouldn‘t mind hanging out in that spot ~ enjoy 8mo
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen wouldn‘t mind having you over to hang out with 😎🍹🍹☀️🌸🦋 8mo
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Cinfhen I‘d love too😍🙌🏻❣️ 8mo
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen We can always dream 😁🙌🏼💫 8mo
bookandbedandtea I've always loved The Horse And His Boy but I seem to be one of few. I'm glad to hear of someone else who enjoys it! 8mo
CoffeeAndABook @bookandbedandtea ** Likewise 😁🙌🏼 8mo
CaffeineAndCandy Intimate and cozy! 💜💜💜 8mo
MadelineMcCrae The Horse and His Boy was my absolute favorite Narnia book! Glad you like it too! 6mo
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KathyWheeler
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Fixin‘ to start this for the #narniareadalong.

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megnews
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Off on another Narnia adventure this morning.

#NarniaReadalong

Roary47 This was one of my favorites in the series. Happy reading! 8mo
CaffeineAndCandy ❤️👍🏼 8mo
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freeatlast1137
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Shasta and Bree journey to Narnia.

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Bigcountry15
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This entertaining romp through the lands of Calormen and Archenland takes place during the reign of Kings Peter and Edmund and Queens Susan and Lucy. We meet Shasta, a boy with a mysterious past, Aravis, a girl escaping hers and the Talking Horses that carry them to their destinies.

This was a fun adventure to read. It reminds us that our stories have been guided in ways unknown to us.

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This is the story of an adventure that happened in Narnia and Calormen and the lands between, in the Golden Age when Peter was High King in Narnia and his brother and his two sisters were King and Queens under him.

#FirstLineFridays
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Court7
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Audiobook

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OrangeMooseReads
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Mehso-so

Not my favorite in the series.
I‘ll be honest I think I zoned out and missed something cause at some point I lost track of what was going on. 🤷🏻‍♀️
Talking horse, orphan child is actually a prince, and of course Aslan.

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OrangeMooseReads
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Started this today. I can already tell it‘s not going to be high on the list in this series. I know I put this on all the posts I make about the Chronicles of Narnia but ... I‘m reading in publication order so this is book 5 not 3.

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Basura
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This book was actually quite boring and if it wasn‘t for the brief appearance of Susan, you could hardly tell it was a Narnia book. I could hardly care about the Shasta character at all, and really the only part I really liked was where Aslan kept him from falling off a cliff by breathing on his shoulder.

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Starting this book tonight. If you‘ve read the series, what was your favorite book and why?

Lesanne I seem to remember liking Voyage of the Dawn Treader the most, but it‘s been so long ago I don‘t remember why exactly! 2y
Branwen This has actually always been my favorite one! 🐎👦💕 2y
megnews The Magician‘s Nephew 2y
LadyJade The Last Battle, for sure brings all the morals into a nice neat little package! 2y
ReadingIsMyHobby @LadyJade awesome! I can't wait. 2y
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shanaqui
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Less my favourite than it used to be but still a fun adventure.

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Michellesibs
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'Like most days when you are alone and waiting for something this day seemed about 100 hours long'

I'm not sure about this book, it felt like a typical filler that you find in every series. A book to beef out the series but doesnt relate to or impact anything.

I also feel it failed to portray the magic and amazement of the worlds that the two previous books do so well. Mr Tumnus has lost his personality, it just all fell flat for me.

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jmofo
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Ah! Day 2: audiocooked & audioplanted after journaling after first phone appt with my therapist in this time of social distancing. I‘m about to do a meditate before I shower before bed.
Day 1: forgot to post yesterday, I was so tired from my extra shift. Sat outside and meditated on the wind and cold after work. Enjoyed some of Linda Hogan‘s writing before work. It‘s a struggle at work (I am grateful but tired) and the meditating is much needed

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 You‘re off to a strong start 🎉 2y
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Bookwomble I love Pauline Baines's artwork ❤ 2y
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maddyhensley

“This is the story of an adventure that happened in Narnia and Calormen and the lands between, in the Golden Age when Peter was High King in Narnia and his brother and his two sisters were Kings and Queens under him.”

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maddyhensley

Lewis including some illustrations throughout was interesting, because i‘m a visual learner it helped me to imagine exactly what was happening.

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maddyhensley
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The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis published in 1954 is the third book of his series. The Chronicles of Narnia all focus on modern fantasy. Narnia is a mystery land that gets explored by many leading to tough situations.

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mom2bugnbee
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Like many, I read these as a child (still own my copies from the 70's!) & am now revisiting them on audio. This was a tough one to get through, but I remember that it was my least favorite of the series. This is nothing against Alex Jennings, who was a good narrator. Just put a hold on Prince Caspian, which is read by Lynn Redgrave, so I'm looking forward to that! #readingwithmyears

megnews My least favorite as well 3y
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Lara.Tomme
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Finished another story in the Narnia Chronicles. I liked the horses and the places we went in this adventurous story. I liked it to return to Narnia.

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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EmilieGR
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One of my favoeites

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hgrimes
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I somehow lost book 3 of Narnia at some point when I was an irresponsible young child and it never turned up. I have just been settling for a mismatched copy I picked up at Borders it appears in 2002 - they didn‘t have the same editions. Today at the used bookstore, I finally bought the missing book! Do you know how awesome it feels to finally be in possession once again of a COMPLETE set again?! After many years of suffering!

Hestapleton I felt that way about the first Harry Potter book! I left my new copy open in the sun and the binding split and pages fell out. Took me ages to get a proper replacement! 3y
hgrimes @Hestapleton Oh no! That‘s the worst! I‘ve run into these editions of Narnia on a number of occasions, and each time I‘ve withheld because I‘m obsessive and second guess myself on which book I‘m missing. This time I just took a deep breath and bravely made the $3 purchase. 3y
Hestapleton @hgrimes so proud 😂💕 3y
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IamIamIam Those are the Chris van Allsberg covers, aren't they??? Best editions ever!!! Congrats on your find!!! 🎉 3y
hgrimes @IamIamIam yep! I agree - they‘re the best ones! The cover art is beautiful. 3y
IamIamIam @hgrimes Everything he does is incredible!!! I have 2 copies of this and one has short stories written by various authors! Stephen King wrote one for Nightmares and Dreamscapes that's included. 3y
hgrimes @IamIamIam Wow! I‘ve always loved his Narnia illustrations that I grew up with, and never thought to seek out his other work. These are lovely. Thank you for sharing! 3y
IamIamIam @hgrimes Sure thing!!! The Narnia illustrations are so gorgeous and whimsical! I loved Jumanji and Zathura as well but Harris Burdick has a very special place in my heart! ❤ 3y
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ssravp
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It‘s never been my favorite but the narration was very good.

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BrittanyLewis
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“He is gone without my knowledge or my consent, I know not whither, because of his violence and the rash and disobedient disposition of youth” (pg. 103).

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I love all of the pictures in the book. They really add to the story and give it some depth.

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Mehso-so

This story is about a boy named Shasta and a horse named Bree. They run to freedom together until it is necessary to fight for it. They meet friends along the way who aid in their quest to alarm the others about pending attacks.

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“But what Rabadash hadn‘t realized is that it is very easy to frighten people who know you can have them boiled alive the moment you give the word”