The characters of C.S. Lewis’ timeless fantasy come to dazzling life again in this sequel to the 2005 original. This time out, the Pevensie siblings – Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy-are transported from World War II England to Narnia through a tube station near London’s Trafalgar Square, embarking on a new adventure and an even greater test of their courage.
One year after the incredible events of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the former kings and queens of Narnia find themselves back in that faraway realm, only to discover that more than 1,300 years have passed in Narnian time. During their absence, the Golden Age of Narnia has faded into legend. The land’s magical talking animals and mythical creatures exist as little more than folktales to the Telmarines, a race of humans led by the merciless Lord Miraz. The mighty lion Aslan has not been seen in 1,000 years.
The four children have been summoned back to Narnia by Caspian, the young heir to the Telmarine throne, to combat his evil uncle, Miraz. With the help of a crusty, valiant dwarf, a courageous talking mouse and a mistrustful Black Dwarf, they lead the Narnians on a remarkable journey to restore magic and glory to the land. Prince Caspian is the second of Lewis’ seven-book Chronicles of Narnia series. Published between 1950 and 1956 and long regarded as one of literature’s most enduring and imaginative classics, Lewis’ books have sold over 100,000,000 copies in more than 35 languages, making it one of the biggest book series the world over. With its theme of faith lost and restored running through the story, the sequel is a good deal more graphic and, at times, bloodthirsty, than the first in the series.