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My Rating - 1 out of 5 stars

Publisher - Harper Collins
Genre - Children's Fiction/Classic Fantasy
Publishing year - 1954
Language - English
ISBN - 978-0-00736378-0
Pages - 240

The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis

My Review - 

I am disappointed. The last two books were good, but this one is not. At least not for me. The Horse and His Boy is the third book in The Chronicles of Narnia series written by C.S. Lewis. This one is not adapted into the movie, and I guess now I know the reason. It is full of racism. 

The story starts with Shasta in the land of Calormen. One day he ran away from his house with the help of a Narnian horse, Bree. They met another human, Aravis, and her horse Hwin who can also talk like Bree in their journey. They decide to go together to Narnia, and like any other fantasy story, they met with hurdles, wild animals, and humans living in Tashbaan. 

Tashbaan's Prince Rabadash wants to marry Queen Susan and layout a plan to abduct her. Aravis and Shasta find themselves in between his cunning plans and try to help the Narnians and the people of Archenland, Narnia's ally and neighboring country. Their journey changed the fate of almost everyone, especially Shasta. Shasta and Cor's first interaction reminds me of The Prince and The Pauper story; I'm glad that it didn't turn out like that, but it had a resemblance. 

The story is artless and filled with ferocity, envy, prejudice, and goriness that is not suitable for children. The characters are also dull and self-centered; I didn't like any of them. If this story ever made into the movie, I don't think I'll watch it. C.S. Lewis's work is banned in a few countries, and I think the reason is apparent; you can't let your child read a book that comes from the place of narrow-mindedness. 

The Magician's Nephew and The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe were worth reading, but this one is a waste of time. Skip it if you want; you're not going to miss anything important. I'm going to continue reading the series and crossing my fingers that I like the next part, which is Prince Caspian.

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