Monday, January 3, 2011

Review: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia #5) by C.S. Lewis

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.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was one of the most adventurous stories in the Chronicles of Narnia. Edmund and Lucy are once again the main characters along with their cousin, Eustace. This is Edmund and Lucy's last adventure in Narnia, so they will not return again like their other siblings Peter and Susan.

I definitely liked this book more than Prince Caspian. Caspian is now king, there is peace in all of Narnia, so he decides to go searching for the seven lost lords of Narnia. They were sent away during his evil uncle's reign, but they never returned. Caspian is determined to find out what happened to them. Along the way, they encounter many adventures from being captured by slave traders to finding a pool of water that turns anything that touches it to gold. Caspian even finds a wife! This book was so exciting. Every time the Dawn Treader cam across a new land, a new adventure awaited the characters, but it was not always for the best.

Eustace was my least favorite part about this book. He was just so annoying and a jerk! He thought he knew better than everyone else around him probably because he has been spoiled all of his life. I definitely liked when he was turned into a dragon because he could not talk for a little while. Eustace turning into a dragon was probably the best part because it changed him for the better. He learned to be a kinder person because of it.

Reepicheep is my favorite character because he is awesome. I love how brave he is even though he is only a Narnian mouse. Plus, he provided some humor at times.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a wonderful classic that I think everyone should read at one point. I have also seen the movie version of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and many things were changed for the movie. I enjoyed the movie, but it was definitely different.

Rating: 5/5

Swords are for fighting,


  1. C.S. Lewis was a genius, and although it has been a while since I've read the Chronicles of Narnia, it will always be a favourite of mine. I agree with you about Prince Caspian-it wasn't my favourite of the series- But I did enjoy Voyage of the Dawn Treader very much. I've yet to see the movie but the trailer looked great and I can't believe how much the actors have grown. My favourite of the 7 books was A Horse and His Boy.Have you read that one?

  2. A Horse and His Boy was my favorite, too! I have my review of it here if you want to read it.

  3. Read this series years ago and loved it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!