The Horse and his Boy is a stirring and dramatic fantasy story that finds a young boy named Shasta on the run from his homeland with the talking horse, Bree. When the pair discover a deadly plot by the Calormen people to conquer the land of Narnia, the race is on to warn the inhabitants of the impending danger and to rescue them all from certain death. -Goodreads
My Rating: 2/5
One of these stars is for the worldbuilding aspect of the story – we saw more of Narnia and the lands beyond as well as a little from the kings and queens we know from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
The second star is for the characters of Shasta and Bree – they were lovely.
Everything else was boring. Yes, there are a lot of issues with this book when it comes to race and gender, but I’m not going to get into that – many people have done already.
I want to focus on how boring it was. Even Aslan was boring!! He just sauntered up, waved his hands (paws) and everything was fixed. You know what? It was so boring I can’t remember what I got bored about.
If you skip this book when reading the series, you’re not missing out on anything at all.