Jill and Eustace must rescue the Prince from the evil Witch. NARNIA…where owls are wise, where some of the giants like to snack on humans, where a prince is put under an evil spell…and where the adventure begins. Eustace and Jill escape from the bullies at school through a strange door in the wall, which, for once, is unlocked. It leads to the open moor…or does it? Once again Aslan has a task for the children, and Narnia needs them. Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, they pursue the quest that brings them face to face with the evil Witch. She must be defeated if Prince Rillian is to be saved.
Eustace and Jill go on some adventures in Narnia.
Okay – it’s possible that I just don’t jive with Clive’s character development, because the same old same old for this book. One character who I find unbelievably annoying (Jill). Check. Sexism. Check. Eating a large animal that grosses me out. Check. There is a LOT of evil encountered in this book. It was so noticeable to me, a big shift. And the characters are pretty casual about it. It was kind of weird to me. I know, I know, you’re thinking, “Well, if you read it for the time period…” I’ve heard that precisely 1000 times while reading this series. But hey, it’s okay that I didn’t love this series and you did! I’m glad to have finally read them and that counts for something in my book! Also, my book taste is better than yours. Just kidding! (Kind of).
My big takeaway from this book is the power of dreams. I don’t want to give any spoilers at all – and I won’t! But I really did love this aspect of this one. Overall chapter 11 was really good! I know- I’m singling out an entire chapter! I made a note in my book journal about how much I liked this chapter! What can I say? It stood out! Another very random thing I liked about this book was the name of the character Puddlegum. It brought me humor every time I read it.
Whew, can you believe I only have one other Narnia book to review?! Let’s hop to it! Plenty of books to read and review ahead of me and I am personally ready to be done talking about Narnia! But prepare yourself because the seventh book was bonkers.