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  • Writer's pictureAshley Mongrain

Prince Caspian

Updated: Jul 16, 2021

Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Troubled times have come to Narnia as it is gripped by civil war. Prince Caspian is forced to blow The Great Horn of Narnia, summoning the help of past heroes, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. Now they must overthrow Caspian's uncle, King Miraz, to restore peace to Narnia."


Prince Caspian is the second book (by publication order) in The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.

Am I reading this in the wrong order, quite possibly yes? But I decided to read in the way it was published and then work my way backward to the other stories. And is this entire review going to be a comparison between the book and the movie, also yes.

I think I still enjoyed the movie better (cough*Ben Barnes*cough), but there were elements in the book that I preferred. The one thing I liked more about the movie was that for one, the religious aspect was less glaringly obvious, and two, the characters were aged up. It makes it more believable that they fought in wars compared to the book where they were pre-teens or younger.

Where the book wins a bit is the fact that it didn't include any of the 'alpha male' drama between Peter and Caspian. I didn't like how in the movie they were pitted against each other. I also didn't like the romance between Caspian and Susan because it had no merit.

Still though, a solid book with an adaptation that I love.

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