Narnia: The Horse and His Boy

During the glorious reign of Narnian kings and queens Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, Shasta, a young boy living in Calormen with a cruel man who claims to be his father, begins his journey to the unknown North.

This is the story of an adventure that happened in Narnia and Calormen and the lands between …

… in the Golden Age when Peter was High King in Narnia and his brother and his two sisters were King and Queens under him.

In those days, far south in Calormen on a little creek of the sea, there lived a poor fisherman called Arsheesh, and with him there lived a boy who called him Father. The boy’s name was Shasta.

When Shasta discovers he is not Arsheesh’s son and therefore does not belong in the cruel land of Calormen, he joins forces with Bree the talking horse and flees north towards Narnia, where freedom reigns.

And so begins their hazardous journey, fraught with mystery and danger. Calormen’s capital city of Tashbaan must be crossed, a harsh desert endured, the high mountains of Archenland climbed, their enemies overcome. For the young Shasta it is an adventure beyond his wildest dreams and one destined to change his life forever.

Book 5 in The Chronicles of Narnia series.

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This is absolutely my favorite book in the series! There are many parallels to our lives. I think I have always identified a bit with Shasta. Not because we have similar stories, but because we both needed to learn many of the same lessons.