Today Book Review and Summary by little professor is Prince Caspian (originally published as Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia) which is a high fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in 1951. It was the second published of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia (1950–1956), and Lewis had finished writing it in 1949, before the first book was out.
Prince Caspian is the second in C.S Lewis’ Narnia saga. It returns to the story of Peter, Susan, Lucy and Edmund: four children who found their way into the magical land of Narnia through a secret passage way through a wardrobe.
This time the book is set a year later, the children are all about to return to their places at boarding school when suddenly they find themselves magically dragged back to Narnia, leaving the train station and their entire luggage behind.
Narnia is quite different from how they last left it however. Many years seem to have passed. Castle in which they once dwelled as kings and queens of Narnia has turned to ruins in their absence. They do however find the Christmas gifts bestowed upon them on their first visit to Narnia. An enchanted sword, archers bow and arrows and a tiny vial of magical liquid that heals any wound. Armed with these gifts the four children venture off to find what has happened to their beloved Narnia.
They soon come across a kidnapped dwarf named Trumkin. who they learn is working on behalf of the true king of Narnia, Caspian. The boy prince has been usurped by his uncle. He has turned away his father’s loyal lords and ladies and now battles against Caspian and all those who stand with him. They also learn that much of the magic has gone from Narnia. The animals, all once blessed with the gift of speech and intelligence. They have regressed back into their most vicious animal states.