The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader book cover
C.S. Lewis
Star Rating
Reviewer's Rating
Apr 19, 2024

“Fools!" said the man, stamping his foot with rage. "That is the sort of talk that brought me here, and I'd better have been drowned or never born. Do you hear what I say? This is where dreams — dreams, do you understand — come to life, come real. Not daydreams: dreams.” 

After helping Prince Caspian, now King Caspian, take back the throne, he asks the remaining Pevensie siblings to come with him on a dangerous journey, to find the seven lost lords of Narnia. Along the way they encounter many obstacles, including mysterious voices, dragons, and slaveowners. 

This book was the most action packed, even if it was a bit weird. It clearly took heavy inspiration from the Odyssey, which I wouldn’t necessarily consider a bad thing, as the Odyssey is a classic for a reason. I remember being on the edge of my seat reading it for the first time. I loved all the riddles and tricky situations they find themselves in, yet again always leading to some moral (as is typical with Lewis). I was never a fan of Eustace, and still am not today. I feel that adding him instead of simply allowing some of the past Pevensie siblings back was odd. Still, the story was fun, and reminded me of easier times. This book was a great reminder of why this series was a favorite of mine in the first place.

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