Mini Review: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
Author: C.S. Lewis
Series: The Chronicles of Narnia #3/#5*
Publisher: Collier Books, a division of Macmillan
Publication Date: January 1, 1970 (First published 1952)
Lucy and Edmund, with their dreadful cousin Eustace, get magically pulled into a painting of a ship at sea. That ship is the Dawn Treader, and on board is Caspian, King of Narnia. He and his companions, including Reepicheep, the valiant warrior mouse, are searching for seven lost lords of Narnia, and their voyage will take them to the edge of the world. Their adventures include being captured by slave traders, a much-too-close encounter with a dragon, and visits to many enchanted islands, including the place where dreams come true. (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads)
Once again, I didn’t really know what all to say about this book because it’s pretty short and I didn’t take many notes. So I decided to do a mini review.
What I liked:
- The first line is AWESOME. “There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.” Definitely one of my favorite first lines.
- I liked how, as in Prince Caspian, the characters go to Narnia right away. There’s not much info about what’s going on in our world, but just enough to start the story.
- I was so excited to see Reepicheep again! He’s definitely my favorite character in this series so far.
- I wasn’t really into this story until they got to Dragon Island. Then it started getting interesting for me.
- I loved the magician’s spell book on The Island of the Voices, with all its pictures that seemed to come to life.
My review of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
My review of Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
*Most of my copies of The Chronicles of Narnia series are numbered in the published order, although some are numbered so that the story moves chronologically. I’ve decided to read them all in the order they were originally published.