Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Book Review: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis


The Dawn Treader is the first ship Narnia has seen in centuries. King Caspian has built it for his voyage to find the seven lords, good men whom his evil uncle Miraz banished when he usurped the throne. The journey takes Edmund, Lucy, their cousin Eustace, and Caspian to the Eastern Islands, beyond the Silver Sea, toward Aslan's country at the end of the world. (Image and synopsis from goodreads.com)

My Review:

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the fifth installment of the Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis. This book tells the tale of Prince Caspian of Narnia's voyage to the east and the end of the world. Caspian is joined by the ancient king and queen of Narnia, Edmund and Lucy, who are from England. (There is some murky time travel between Narnia and our world for this to be possible.)

Lewis once again provided a fun story, full of adventure, magic, and morals for children. While I appreciated the story, as an adult, I'm getting a little bored with Narnia. The plot is not complex, nor is the language spell-binding. Yet, this book is not meant for me, it's meant for children as a way to make the Christian religion accesible to them. I think Lewis has succeeded in that goal, the lessons he wants them to learn are transparent enough for children to understand and the plot and characters are exciting enough to keep their attention.

My Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars


  1. Hey, thanks for visiting my blog! I also LOVE Gone With the Wind :). I really really enjoyed the Narnia books when I read them, I think The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe was my absolute favourite though (how controversial of me, not! Hehe)

  2. But whyyyy! Why did you dislike this one?! :-P Was it not your fav in comparison with the others in the series? Because, I can totally understand.

    After reading Prince Caspian, this one seems pretty ho-hum. But I guess I liked the adventure and going to all the different places! Thanks for the cool review :)