Friday, July 10, 2009

The Horse and His Boy by C.S Lewis

From the Back Cover: Narnia … where horses talk and hermits like company, where evil men turn into donkeys, where boys go into battle … where the adventure begins. During the Golden Age of Narnia, when Peter is High King, a boy named Shasta discovers he is not the son of Arsheesh, the Calormene fisherman, and decides to run far away to the North -- to Narnia. When he is mistaken for another runaway, Shasta is led to discover who he really is and even finds his real father.

Another good tale. So Shasta coming to Arsheesh via the water makes me think of Moses and then the next you know he is leading his little party across the desert - yes, definitely Moses-like. The welcome upon Shasta/Cor's return is somewhat like the ending of the prodigal son and Shasta's small versus big confrontation with Aslan reminds me of David and Goliath and then, Rabadash commanding the death of all the males "down to the the child that was born yesterday" is Herod so I'm really not sure what I was supposed to take away from this story!

Chronicles of Narnia Reading ChallengeThis book is my third for the Chronicles of Narnia Reading Challenge hosted by Carrie at Reading to Know


bermudaonion said...

My son loved this series, but I'm not into fantasy too much.

Carrie said...

I've never thought about it in relation to the prodical son. Interesting thought though. Hmmm.

This is the hardest story for me to get into. I just don't really ENJOY it. My favorite note from this book is Aslan stating that we can only know our own stories - no one else's. A good reminder for all people at all times. ;)