|Plot Summary of The Horse and His Boy - Chronicles of Narnia 3|
|"Part of the Narnia series, 'The Horse and his Boy' is set in the time of the kings Peter and Edmund and queens Lucy and Susan. It is best read after 'The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe', and 'The Last Battle'. The heroes of the
story are two talking horses of Narnia and their riders. One rider is a young princess of the cruel land of Calormen, escaping before she is forced to marry a rich old man. The rider is a poor ragged fisher boy, escaping
from a harsh and lonely life. Little do they realise that their paths are fated to cross, and that war will follow them from the land of Calormen."
Michael JR Jose, Resident Scholar
|"Shasta is the son of a poor fisherman who lives on the coast of Calormen, south of Narnia. Although Shasta has never been anywhere beyond his village, he dreams of traveling. One night, he overhears his father conspiring to sell him into slavery, and also learns a little of his origins; that's enough to send him on an adventure that takes him to a great city in Calormen, and then across the desert into Narnia. While on his journey, he meets Aravis, a Calormene princess who is also running away; together with their talking horses, they seek homes in a new land. "
Ivy, Resident Scholar
|"Shasta escapes from his old life when he overhears a plot from his father to sell him into slavery, he ventures on a journey where he meets a talking horse who teaches him to ride. He also meets up with Aravis, a princess who is also fleeing the plot of a father. Together they journey to the city of Tashbaan where they see the kings and Queens of Narnia. Among his adventures Shasta learns of an invasion of the Narnia town Anvard and rallies the inhabitants of Narnia for a final showdown with the Calormen army."
Neil Morey, Resident Scholar
|"This book is about a boy who runs away with a talking horse, they join a girl running away with her horse as well. During the book they uncover a plot to take over the free land that they wish to stay and live in freedom. "
Stefan Bishop, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of The Horse and His Boy - Chronicles of Narnia 3|
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Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Coming of age
Political power play
- overthrowing govt/kingdom
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How sensitive is this character?
- mean, arrogant
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
Planet outside solar system?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog