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July 29, 2023

My Rating - 2 out of 5 stars

Publisher - Harper Collins
Genre - Children's Fiction/Classic 
Publishing year - 1952
Language - English
ISBN - 978-0-00-736368-1
Pages - 272

The Voyage of The Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis

Book Review - 

If you have been following me for a long time, you will know that I read the first four books in The Chronicles of Narnia, and the last two reads were so bad that I decided to drop this series altogether. Finally, after two years, I picked The Voyage of The Dawn Treader, the fifth book in the Narnia series by C.S. Lewis.

The plot follows the Pevensie children, Lucy and Edmund, along with their insufferable cousin Eustace, as they are unexpectedly transported back to Narnia through a painting. They join forces with Prince Caspian, who is now King and set sail aboard the ship Dawn Treader in search of seven lost Lords of Narnia and close friends of his dead father. Their quest is to explore uncharted waters and mystical islands, each with its own enigmatic tale and challenges.

Though the premise seemed promising, the overall execution left much to be desired. The first major issue was the characterization, which felt shallow and lacking in depth. The narrative's pacing could have been more consistent, making it easier to maintain a steady connection with the characters and the events unfolding. The journey felt sluggish and monotonous at times, with little tension or excitement to drive the story forward.

The Narnia series has seven books; three have been adapted into the movie, and I suggest you watch them. They are my favorites, especially the first two parts, which led me to read this series. Although, now I am reading this series is a mistake.

In the fourth book, the readers get to know that Peter and Susan will never be able to return to Narnia, and in this book, it is mentioned that it is the last adventure of Edmund and Lucy too. Narnia is only worthwhile with these four siblings. However, C.S. Lewis hinted that they can meet Aslan in their own world, so let's see, what adventures the last two books hold. 

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