Reviewed by: Jake
Two talking horses, two children, plus a mad prince equal disaster. In The Horse and His Boy, Shasta, a young boy from Calormen, leaves his father because he wants to sell Shasta into slavery so he escapes on a talking horse named Bree. Shasta meets a young girl named Aravis; they find out that a psychopathic prince named Rabadash is going to go on a rampage to attack Narnia and they must stop him. On this journey, Shasta learns more about himself than you might think; like him probably having royal blood. Shasta and Aravis must stop Prince Rabadash before they are too late.
I detested this novel. I despised it because there were almost no scenes that included violence. It was mostly about relationships. I thought this was basically 224 pages of “kill me now.” There was only one battle scene and only one twist (which I did like). Besides that, the novel was slow and didn’t have enough events to move the plot. Every single time I read it, I almost fell asleep; I would rather be attacked by a swarm of hornets than read this book again!
I would not recommend this book. However, some might enjoy it if they like to read about relationships. This is my least favorite book in the Chronicles of Narnia series.