Sunday, 24 April 2011

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S Lewis

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Read-Aloud Edition (Narnia)
I have to say that this is one of my favourites in the series. In a way it reminds me a bit of Gullivers Travels.
At the start of the book we find Edmund and Lucy Pevensey staying with their cousin, Eustace. Eustace is a particularly spoiled, annoying little brat. In fact there were times when if I was Edmund or Lucy, I think I would have slapped him. The three children are admiring a forgotten panting in the guest bedroom when they are sucked into Narnia. There they meet up with Caspian who is on a voyage to discover the fate of the seven Lost Lords of Narnia. What follows is an astonishing series of adventures where the children are repeatedly in danger but eventuallly once again it all works out. I liked the format of having lots of little stories throughout the book, and there was definitely enough adventure to keep me going.
Favourite parts:
  • I loved Eustaces little comments, although he was very annoying in the beginning. I loved how he kept asking for the British Embassy
  • Reepicheep the mouse makes an appearance again and is of course a favourite
  • the scene where the governor of Lone Islands is replaced by Lord Bern
  • Eustace waking up and discovering he is a dragon
  • the Duffs Island
  • the Island of the star with the sleeping Lords
  • sailing over the merpeople
The ending is quite sad since we wont be seeing Lucy and Edmund again, but I know that there are still two books left in the series.

1 comment:

Photographing Mom said...

One of my favorites from the series, too. I love the transformation of Eustace!