Series: Chronicles of Narnia #3
Publisher: Geoffrey Bles
Released: September 6, 1954
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.
Having read the Narnia-books before, when I was very young, I’ve been re-reading them in published order. This is the fifth of the seven books. Save for the Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe, this is my favourite books of the chronicles so far. It reads like a fairy-tale, and I found myself mentally reading it out loud to myself rather than just reading it. Sure, it is a little childish at times, but I still found this book to be very enjoyable, even at 23.