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The Dawn Treader will take you places you never dreamed existed. NARNIA... the world of wicked dragons and magic spells, where the very best is brought out of even the worst people, where anything can happen (and most often does)... and where the adventure begins. The Dawn Treader is the first ship Narnia has seen in centuries. King Caspian has built it for his voyage to fi The Dawn Treader will take you places you never dreamed existed. NARNIA... the world of wicked dragons and magic spells, where the very best is brought out of even the worst people, where anything can happen (and most often does)... and where the adventure begins. The Dawn Treader is the first ship Narnia has seen in centuries. King Caspian has built it for his voyage to find the seven lords, good men whom his evil uncle Miraz banished when he usurped the throne. The journey takes Edmund, Lucy, and their cousin Eustace to the Eastern Islands, beyond the Silver Sea, toward Aslan's country at the End of the World.


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The Dawn Treader will take you places you never dreamed existed. NARNIA... the world of wicked dragons and magic spells, where the very best is brought out of even the worst people, where anything can happen (and most often does)... and where the adventure begins. The Dawn Treader is the first ship Narnia has seen in centuries. King Caspian has built it for his voyage to fi The Dawn Treader will take you places you never dreamed existed. NARNIA... the world of wicked dragons and magic spells, where the very best is brought out of even the worst people, where anything can happen (and most often does)... and where the adventure begins. The Dawn Treader is the first ship Narnia has seen in centuries. King Caspian has built it for his voyage to find the seven lords, good men whom his evil uncle Miraz banished when he usurped the throne. The journey takes Edmund, Lucy, and their cousin Eustace to the Eastern Islands, beyond the Silver Sea, toward Aslan's country at the End of the World.

30 review for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

  1. 5 out of 5

    Patrick

    It feels odd to mark this book as anything less than five stars. It was a huge part of my childhood. What's more, this book is part of the reason I'm a decent public speaker these days. I joined forensics because this was the book that was being used for extemporaneous reading. (I didn't even know what forensics was when I started, just that I liked the book.) And there are things I like here. Good things. It's a fun adventure story. There are cool settings. Action. Tension. The different nature o It feels odd to mark this book as anything less than five stars. It was a huge part of my childhood. What's more, this book is part of the reason I'm a decent public speaker these days. I joined forensics because this was the book that was being used for extemporaneous reading. (I didn't even know what forensics was when I started, just that I liked the book.) And there are things I like here. Good things. It's a fun adventure story. There are cool settings. Action. Tension. The different nature of the islands is cool. There's mystery. Magic. Wonder. The character of Reepicheep alone boosts this book by a full star. The character of Eustace is better than I remember him being, too. It's nice to see a kid who is a total dick learn that there's consequences to his actions, then have a redemption arc in a kid's book. But reading this book to my little boy made me confront a lot of the problems in the book. There are slavers in the early chapters, which is something I didn't remember. And a topic I wasn't sure I wanted to introduce to my kid at the age of 6. There's a fair chunk of sexism too. Little things scattered throughout the books. Not terrible considering when it was written. But still nothing I want soaking into my kid's psyche. The best example of this is Ramandu's daughter. Caspian meets her, and it becomes obvious that they're going to get married. Let's just pass lightly over the fact that she's effectively being treated like a prize for him completing his quest and jump right into the fact that SHE DOESN'T HAVE A NAME! She's referred to as "Ramandu's daughter" through the entire book despite the fact that she has a larger part in the book. That's fucked up, y'all. There's narrative issues too. The children rarely solve their own problems. Several times they're confronted by bad situations or make bad choices but then instead of having to deal with the consequences or figure out solutions, Aslan shows up and is all ಠ_ಠ. Then, under the weight of his disappointed dad eyes and they're filled with shame and realize they should stop being dicks. That's not good storytelling. That's some deus ex leo bullshit. It's a good book, and I'm fond of it. But it's not perfect, and its flaws are large enough that they bear some serious consideration before you put it in front of your kids.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Miranda Reads

    There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it. My absolute favorite quote in the entire book. In the latest installment, Lucy, Edmund and their cousin (Eustace) were having a bit of a tiff when they were suddenly pulled into a ship painting. (Apparently, you can get to Narnia just about any which way.) They land on Prince King Caspian's ship, where we meet almost an entirely new cast of characters setting sail to find the seven lost lords of Narnia. “Do you mean t There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it. My absolute favorite quote in the entire book. In the latest installment, Lucy, Edmund and their cousin (Eustace) were having a bit of a tiff when they were suddenly pulled into a ship painting. (Apparently, you can get to Narnia just about any which way.) They land on Prince King Caspian's ship, where we meet almost an entirely new cast of characters setting sail to find the seven lost lords of Narnia. “Do you mean to say," asked Caspian, "that you three come from a round world (round like a ball) and you've never told me! It's really too bad for you. Because we have fairy-tales in which there are round worlds and I have always loved them … Have you ever been to the parts where people walk about upside-down?" Along the way, they have oodles and oodles of adventures - anywhere from exploring mysteriously magical islands to Eustace accidentally turning into a dragon. Adventures are never fun while you're having them. I love how we (as always) get to experience C. S. Lewis's sage wisdom through his little asides throughout the book. One of the most cowardly things ordinary people do is to shut their eyes to facts. The only true gripe I have about this series is Reepicheep. It could just be the way the mouse-warrior was portrayed in the audiobook, but I swear I was about one step away from throwing him overboard. Audiobook Comments I will murder Reepicheep with my bare hands if he says one more word. Other than that - David Jacobi was a fabulous reader! YouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Snapchat @miranda_reads

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ahmad Sharabiani

    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia, #3), C.S. Lewis The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a high fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in 1952. The Voyage features a second return to the Narnia world, about three years later in Narnia and one year later in England, by Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, the younger two of the four English children featured in the first two books. Prince Caspian is now King Caspian X. He leads a sea voyage to the eastern end of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia, #3), C.S. Lewis The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a high fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in 1952. The Voyage features a second return to the Narnia world, about three years later in Narnia and one year later in England, by Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, the younger two of the four English children featured in the first two books. Prince Caspian is now King Caspian X. He leads a sea voyage to the eastern end of the world, which the English siblings and their cousin Eustace Scrubb magically join soon after his ship Dawn Treader sets sail. تاریخ نخستین خوانش: سال 2002 میلادی عنوان: ماجراهای نارنیا سه: کشتی سپیده پیما؛ نویسنده: کلاویو استیپلز لوئیس؛ مترجم امید اقتداری زاده سال 1330 هجری خورشیدی؛ فکر میکنم، بیشتر ماها هر کدام سرزمینی ویژه، و پنهان برای خود داریم، سرزمین تخیل و رویا، اما به نظر حقیقی هم هست.هر گاه خواسته باشیم، میتوانیم سری به سرزمین رویاهای خود نیز بزنیم.در این لحظه هاست که میگوئیم، آخی؛ ا. شربیانی

  4. 4 out of 5

    P

    “Adventures are never fun while you're having them.” The pace of this book was kind of slow for me, I spent seven days for the first half of this book. Then when the adventure comes, everything just gets better and better. I enjoyed how The Voyage of the Dawn Treader has The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe vibes, even though it reminded me of some parts of Pirates of the Caribbean. “One of the most cowardly things ordinary people do is to shut their eyes to facts.” The ideas were flowi “Adventures are never fun while you're having them.” The pace of this book was kind of slow for me, I spent seven days for the first half of this book. Then when the adventure comes, everything just gets better and better. I enjoyed how The Voyage of the Dawn Treader has The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe vibes, even though it reminded me of some parts of Pirates of the Caribbean. “One of the most cowardly things ordinary people do is to shut their eyes to facts.” The ideas were flowing, especially the mysterious feelings that got me chilled when the children are on the ship sailing to rescue and discover something they haven't seen before. That's just amazing considering this book was written before CGI has been well-developed. I can't imagine how Lewis created such imaginative images in his head and made people see it clearly. The ending was a bit sad, though. This is the time for the last goodbye, and I knew even if there should be more, but it's enough in the story for the children to grow up and keep in their mind that this is the farewell. All in all, the chronicles of Narnia is worth reading when I have nothing to read. It makes my head spin (in a good way) and it keeps me want to go back and be a kid again. “Courage, dear heart.” https://goo.gl/wQ7bbm

  5. 4 out of 5

    Adrian

    For some reason I enjoyed this the most of all the chronicles so far. It was I felt the "best" story, certainly (for some reason) the most emotional. Although there were few talking animals compared to all the previous books, there was the glorious Reepicheep, and he just steals the show. The tension builds all the way through as Prince Caspian aided by Lucy, Edmund and (useless) Eustace , together with his loyal crew and Reepicheep hunt the seven Lords banished by Caspian's evil Uncle Miraz.. Wit For some reason I enjoyed this the most of all the chronicles so far. It was I felt the "best" story, certainly (for some reason) the most emotional. Although there were few talking animals compared to all the previous books, there was the glorious Reepicheep, and he just steals the show. The tension builds all the way through as Prince Caspian aided by Lucy, Edmund and (useless) Eustace , together with his loyal crew and Reepicheep hunt the seven Lords banished by Caspian's evil Uncle Miraz.. Without giving the game away, the Dawn Treader returns eventually to Narnia with some additions to the crew and some losses, as the 2 Pevensie's and Eustace (now no longer useless) return with the help of Aslan to his parent's house in Cambridge. A marvellous tale and well written as usual by C S Lewis, truly a 5 ⭐️novel

  6. 5 out of 5

    Dannii Elle

    This is my fourth journey into the fantastical lands of Narnia, as I have chosen to read the series in chronological rather than publication order. This started rather poignantly for me, as the story opens with two of the Pevensie siblings returning to Narnia, with their cousin Eustace in tow. Without the elder Pevensie children I initially felt like some of the earlier allure was lost for me, as it acted as a reminder that we all reach an age where we grow up and magic refuses to become a possib This is my fourth journey into the fantastical lands of Narnia, as I have chosen to read the series in chronological rather than publication order. This started rather poignantly for me, as the story opens with two of the Pevensie siblings returning to Narnia, with their cousin Eustace in tow. Without the elder Pevensie children I initially felt like some of the earlier allure was lost for me, as it acted as a reminder that we all reach an age where we grow up and magic refuses to become a possibility. I quickly forgot my reservations and was once again swept away by the wonderment and awe this series inspires, however. The children find themselves thrown from this world into the ocean that borders the Narnian lands. The nearby ship, the Dawn Voyager, quickly hoists them on board and the children are happily reunited with characters from the previous book, King Caspian and Reepicheep the talking (and quarrelsome) mouse. The crew are venturing into the perilous unknown seas with the ambition of discovering more about their world and ending their journey by hopefully venturing into Aslan's country. I adored getting to explore more of this fantastical world. It added an element of adventure and highlighted Lewis' spectacular world-building artistry. This seemed to read almost like a series of connected short stories, as each island they landed on had a tale relating to it that ended as the crew disembarked. As with every other story in this series, there was a moralistic edge to the plot that served as a reminder of good behaviour for its young readership. This rather preachy element is one that doesn't fit well with its contemporary readers, in my opinion, and, whilst not ruining my enjoyment of the series, isn't a factor a particularly appreciate.

  7. 4 out of 5

    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫ Mrs. Buttercup •*¨*•♫♪

    "Please, Aslan" said Lucy, "what do you call soon?" "I call all times soon", said Aslan *note: a review of this whole series is up on my channel! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYscl... I am reading this series in publication order (yes, I know, I am weird), which means this was book number three for me. Also, I haven't read it as a kid, so this is my first experience with this classic. I liked this one more than number two (Prince Caspian), and this might very well be my favourite book so far. I "Please, Aslan" said Lucy, "what do you call soon?" "I call all times soon", said Aslan *note: a review of this whole series is up on my channel! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYscl... I am reading this series in publication order (yes, I know, I am weird), which means this was book number three for me. Also, I haven't read it as a kid, so this is my first experience with this classic. I liked this one more than number two (Prince Caspian), and this might very well be my favourite book so far. I loved the sailing theme, and I am a sucker for stories about voyages at sea. This one, in particular, was more a collection of single stories (as the ship containing the characters sails from island to island, they live different adventures), just like those classic sailing books like Gulliver's Travels or even the Odyssey, which I love. But even though all adventures were enjoyable, if sometimes a little too short (the book itself is under 200 pages), the last chapters were simply amazing. Glad I chose to go on with this series!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kellyn Roth

    My BFF thinks this book is boring ... but I disagree. I really love it. All of the little islands they visit hold an amazing story. I just can't believe the movie wrecked this beautiful adventure so! ~Kellyn Roth, Reveries Reviews My BFF thinks this book is boring ... but I disagree. I really love it. All of the little islands they visit hold an amazing story. I just can't believe the movie wrecked this beautiful adventure so! ~Kellyn Roth, Reveries Reviews

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mariel

    I knew that the new film version of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was going to be bad. I did not know that it was going to be that retarded that I'd question my faith in my own taste. (Not that I don't like retarded stuff. But boring too? Ouch.) Was the book that bad? I don't remember all of it. It's been years since I've read it. Lauren, you're never picking the movie ever again. A video game version of the movie would be better than the movie. At least it would be more difficult! What the fuck I knew that the new film version of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was going to be bad. I did not know that it was going to be that retarded that I'd question my faith in my own taste. (Not that I don't like retarded stuff. But boring too? Ouch.) Was the book that bad? I don't remember all of it. It's been years since I've read it. Lauren, you're never picking the movie ever again. A video game version of the movie would be better than the movie. At least it would be more difficult! What the fuck was up with the swords? Was that ALL there was to it? I seem to remember there was more... "Hey, there's the lord's sword. Pick it up." There were all these old lords with ZZ Top beards and no one bust out into "She's got legs"? I guess they forgot how to use them when they were asleep for that long. I seem to remember there was more to the lords than that. I seem to remember that Caspian learned more than a trite "Be your own man" message relating to his hero worship of the dad he didn't know (the movie seems to forget that he didn't know his dad). There was more than gripping the flaccid swords of old men and daddy never touched me as a child. Wasn't there? The looks thing? What the? Lucy didn't perform a spell to look "beautiful" like Susan (I'm enough of a girl that I thought "Well, she's not THAT pretty..."). She used it to eavesdrop. She found out that her friend said something she didn't mean about her behind her back. Because she did that, they would never be friends the same way again. What Lucy really learned was that people are pissy bitches and one bad mood isn't them all the time. Girls can insult your ugly sweater and still really (sometimes secretly) admire you. I know that Eustace becoming a dragon and the process of becoming "himself" again was more. I loved that in the book it wasn't some pansy "Be nice" message. Eustace was a jerk because he was afraid of everything, afraid to think for himself. In the movie he learns to be what the "cool kids" want instead of just not being afraid to change. What the? Boo! The "be yourself" message about Lucy and Caspian did not mesh with the "be like everybody else" message they inflicted on the audience about poor Eustace. (The kid who played Eustace was the only good actor in the film. Lucy is an embarrassment. Also inappropriate! She did that wide-eyed wonder grin when her cousin was stuck as a dragon! What idiots let that one go by? They made their heroine look like a bitch.) Okay, they made a lot of mistakes in the pretty bad Prince Caspian film. He shouldn't have been old. It was nothing to meet him again later on in his life if he's still a young man. The stupid Susan romance? Who cares when he meats (Freudian slip) the star chick if they are pissed he forgets about Susan? I hated that movie. It was pre-school LOTR films battle scenes. They got all wrong what were the good parts of the book. I know that Edmund admits to being a shit for his first Narnia visit. This is not mentioned in the film. I liked that about Edmund in the book. Nothing new here: I always loathed Reepicheep. He's the little thing that runs his big mouth so no one will underestimate him. If he was really that good he wouldn't have to run his mouth. He's also the biggest mouth peice for Aslan-mania. The "Bad stuff happens have faith anyway" stuff. I remember that The Last Battle is the most overtly religious book in the series and I managed to ignore the rest in the other books. They upped the ante? Am I a harder sell? I don't like this. I feel more or less the same person as before. I'll still read the kids and ya books that recognize the parts of you that you can carry on with you. Not the bad taste for silly melodrama parts but the "That happened and I can't pretend it didn't" experiences. Narnia was such a good part of my life. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was the first book I really remember reading. I don't want it to be the bad part that I only pretended was good to get by. P.s. I don't wanna be all Comic Book Guy, but it annoyed the effing hell out of me that Eustace's mom announces in the end that "Jill Pole is here to see you!" Jill wasn't his friend before! Eustace didn't have friends. So annoying. Oh yeah! I forgot to say what I thought about writing here while watching that dumb ass movie. They really wasted a golden chance. C.S. Lewis made digs about the loss of freedoms for kids, school systems that babied kids and at the same time allowed fucked up shit to go on so they wouldn't "Stifle" anybody. Kids today have no freedom. Parents will call the cops on each other if they run around outside and play. Yet here was Edmund and Lucy having to be shut-in after they had lived it up as free-thinking adults in Narnia. Instead? They waste it all by bamming audiences on the head about doing what Aslan wants. That doesn't mesh with the good parts of the Narnia series that I remembered it to have. EDIT- Lauren will be pissed at me for not mentioning the glow in the dark "eevel" green mist. What the hell was that? I don't remember that. They should just let me write these things. The BBC tv movies back in the day combined Voyage and Prince. Probably because the actual plots were so thin. That's why they should let me do it. I'd have made the whole thing a dragon eating its own skin off movie. Prince Caspian would have been a refugee movie. Lauren really hated the actor who played the magician. You know they are a nobody if they weren't in Harry Potter (some exceptions allowed for LOTR actors).

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sophia Triad

    Time for a Christmassy reread :) Review later

  11. 5 out of 5

    Tucker (TuckerTheReader)

    This book was and one of my favorites in the series and it contains one of my favorite fantasy scenes in the entire world of fantasy. Seriously, that scene was one I loved to reenact at every beach and pool. As recent as 2018. I am not ashamed to admit it. It's so much fun. Of all the trips into Narnia, it's definitely the best. Anywho, about the rest of the book. I loved the introduction of Eustace and although his character arc was a bit contrived, I still enjoyed it. As for the biblical allegor This book was and one of my favorites in the series and it contains one of my favorite fantasy scenes in the entire world of fantasy. Seriously, that scene was one I loved to reenact at every beach and pool. As recent as 2018. I am not ashamed to admit it. It's so much fun. Of all the trips into Narnia, it's definitely the best. Anywho, about the rest of the book. I loved the introduction of Eustace and although his character arc was a bit contrived, I still enjoyed it. As for the biblical allegory, I'm really not sure. I did a lot of googling (okay, not that much) and people think it's multiple stories. I thought maybe it could be Noah's arc but I honestly have no clue. ➵ The Magician's Nephew - ★★★★★ ➵ The Lion, The WItch, and the Wardrobe - ★★★★☆ ➵ The Horse and His Boy - ★★★★☆ ➵ Prince Caspian - ★★★☆☆ ➵ The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - ★★★★☆ ➵ The Silver Chair - ★★★★☆ ➵ The Last Battle - ★★★★★ | Goodreads | Blog | Pinterest | LinkedIn | YouTube | Instagram

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lazaros

    Having read the first book back in Christmas and feeling confused about the reading order I'll say that this was a very enjoyable and easy to read children's book. I'm still struggling to find out who the reading order of Narnia is. I've seen that this is either the 2nd or the 5th book but then again I've seen it being named the 3rd book. I'm just going to read it however I want and hope it'll all be fine. At least, I don't there was any missing detail from the book, so that must be a good thing Having read the first book back in Christmas and feeling confused about the reading order I'll say that this was a very enjoyable and easy to read children's book. I'm still struggling to find out who the reading order of Narnia is. I've seen that this is either the 2nd or the 5th book but then again I've seen it being named the 3rd book. I'm just going to read it however I want and hope it'll all be fine. At least, I don't there was any missing detail from the book, so that must be a good thing. As to why I gave this 3 stars is because I found it less adventurous than the first one, I felt this one was a bit rushed and yes that's the way children's books usually are but it was a bit too much for me. I loved the characters, although some of the characters of the first book were missing, but we had a new one on the children side, and several new ones on the world of Narnia. A journey in the sea on a ship named Dawn Treader. C. S. Lewis is a masterful author, very laconic but at the same time his words are utterly descriptive. The thing with children's books is that they always make me feel nostalgic and give me this feeling we all had as children, I feel carefree.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jasmine from How Useful It Is

    I liked the humor with the Mouse Reepicheep, especially when he defended himself while being swung in the air by his tail. I enjoyed the quick wit of King Caspian, how he had a response to Eustace when he told about his big ship back home. The English is a bit harder to read in some chapters of this story. I haven't read many classics for this reason and don't get me started with Shakespeare because I don't understand the written language in it at all.
 This book started with Eustace Clarence, Lu I liked the humor with the Mouse Reepicheep, especially when he defended himself while being swung in the air by his tail. I enjoyed the quick wit of King Caspian, how he had a response to Eustace when he told about his big ship back home. The English is a bit harder to read in some chapters of this story. I haven't read many classics for this reason and don't get me started with Shakespeare because I don't understand the written language in it at all.
 This book started with Eustace Clarence, Lucy's cousin. This summer, Lucy's family got split up. Susan and her parents traveled to America, Peter stayed at the Professor's home, while Edmund and Lucy were to stay with their cousin Eustace's family. One day at their aunt's house, they found a way back to Narnia, aboard a ship and bringing along Eustace. At first encounter, Lucy and Edmund were reunited with King Caspian. This time, one year in England was only 3 years in Narnia, unlike in book 2, it seemed like thousands of years went by. In this book, Caspian took an adventure by sea to look for his late father's missing Lords. This story was again narrated by the author. 
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was well written and an enjoyable read! Eustace seemed like a horrible boy but it's funny to read his diary entries and his lost adventures. I'm not too fond of the sea and especially when there's bad weather. I do; however, enjoyed every time when they discovered new land. The mystery with the dragon was good and I haven't read one like it. I also liked the Island of the Voices. It's fun, imaginative, and a little creepy when Lucy had to go upstairs. Overall, this book was a good read and I do recommend everyone to read it. xoxo, Jasmine at www.howusefulitis.wordpress.com for more details

  14. 5 out of 5

    R.J. Rodda

    Such a rich fantasy adventure full of unforgettable episodes - a boy-dragon, a Midas pool, invisible enemies, little Sea people, a fearless mouse, an enchanted table, the island where dreams come true and more. And above all Aslan. Truly a pleasure to read to my young children. The most unforgettable scene in this (and so worth remembering) is when Lucy magically overhears her friend gossiping about her and how that irrevocably changes their relationship - a thought-provoking reminder of the effe Such a rich fantasy adventure full of unforgettable episodes - a boy-dragon, a Midas pool, invisible enemies, little Sea people, a fearless mouse, an enchanted table, the island where dreams come true and more. And above all Aslan. Truly a pleasure to read to my young children. The most unforgettable scene in this (and so worth remembering) is when Lucy magically overhears her friend gossiping about her and how that irrevocably changes their relationship - a thought-provoking reminder of the effects of gossip.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    Isnt growing up a drag, not only do you have to trade in a 3PM school day finish for a 5PM work day finish you also get too old to enter Narnia. I call age discrimination! I'll be interested to see how the last two books of this series go without our four base characters. Peter, Susan, Edmond and Lucy, it been the fabbiest hanging out with you guys. Alas, you get old and I'm still eligible to enter Narnia, is there no justice? Enjoyed riding the waves in this book, by jove we had an adventure! 3 s Isnt growing up a drag, not only do you have to trade in a 3PM school day finish for a 5PM work day finish you also get too old to enter Narnia. I call age discrimination! I'll be interested to see how the last two books of this series go without our four base characters. Peter, Susan, Edmond and Lucy, it been the fabbiest hanging out with you guys. Alas, you get old and I'm still eligible to enter Narnia, is there no justice? Enjoyed riding the waves in this book, by jove we had an adventure! 3 stars.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Calista

    I read this as a child. The end of this book with it's end of the earth myth expanded my mind back then. I really enjoyed Reepicheep. He was unexpected. The two older children- Peter and Susan were not in this one and I thought that was sad, but it still works out. This is a good series and a quick read. I read this as a child. The end of this book with it's end of the earth myth expanded my mind back then. I really enjoyed Reepicheep. He was unexpected. The two older children- Peter and Susan were not in this one and I thought that was sad, but it still works out. This is a good series and a quick read.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Shruti

    Gosh, I just wanted the voyage to end.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Elaina

    This is probably my favorite so far out of the series!! :D I LOVE THESE CHARACTERS SO MUCH!! lol All the adventures they went on, and Eustace’s gradual character development were just so good…it took me a little longer to get through this than I would have liked because of how busy I’ve been, but it was so worth it and I’m glad I finally got the chance to read it! The ending though gave me chills…sort of in a good way I guess haha I almost started tearing up, but I was outside surrounded by peop This is probably my favorite so far out of the series!! :D I LOVE THESE CHARACTERS SO MUCH!! lol All the adventures they went on, and Eustace’s gradual character development were just so good…it took me a little longer to get through this than I would have liked because of how busy I’ve been, but it was so worth it and I’m glad I finally got the chance to read it! The ending though gave me chills…sort of in a good way I guess haha I almost started tearing up, but I was outside surrounded by people at the time so I was trying to keep my emotions in xD (view spoiler)[I want more books with the Pevensies! I am kinda sad they won't be in the Silver Chair or the Horse and His Boy :/ (hide spoiler)] (view spoiler)[Okay, so at the end of this book Aslan said that Lucy and Edmund wouldn't come back to Narnia..I was so sad at first, but I'm pretty sure I heard they would come back in the last book?? I'm confused lol but it's ok...I guess I'll just find out after I read them XD (hide spoiler)] (Sorry if the gifs annoy you guys, but I always enjoy seeing them on people's reviews or looking back on my own :P lol) Oh and if you are still reading this far lol xD my favorite quote from the book was this: "It isn't Narnia, you know," sobbed Lucy. "It's you. We shan't meet you there. And how can we live, never meeting you?" "But you shall meet me, dear one," said Aslan. "Are -are you there too, Sir?" said Edmund. "I am," said Aslan. "But there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there." C.S. Lewis

  19. 5 out of 5

    Cindy Rollins

    One of the best. From entering Narnia through a painting to Eustace Scrubb deserving his name, to the Island where dreams come true and Reepicheep the brave (and annoying) mouse, this simple book is chockful of itself being the 'right kind of book' and then some. One of the best. From entering Narnia through a painting to Eustace Scrubb deserving his name, to the Island where dreams come true and Reepicheep the brave (and annoying) mouse, this simple book is chockful of itself being the 'right kind of book' and then some.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Madeline

    My favorite Narnia book so far. Lucy, Edmund, and their cousin ("called Eustace Clarence Stubb, and he almost deserved it") get accidentally transported onto King Caspian's ship, which is starting a journey to the eastern sea. The book is mostly just little episodes where they visit different islands, all of which are very different and very interesting. As I drew closer to the end of the book, I was fully prepared to give it five stars. BUT THEN came the ending. Specifically, one thing Aslan to My favorite Narnia book so far. Lucy, Edmund, and their cousin ("called Eustace Clarence Stubb, and he almost deserved it") get accidentally transported onto King Caspian's ship, which is starting a journey to the eastern sea. The book is mostly just little episodes where they visit different islands, all of which are very different and very interesting. As I drew closer to the end of the book, I was fully prepared to give it five stars. BUT THEN came the ending. Specifically, one thing Aslan told Lucy and Edmund. Brace for impact. Okay Lewis. I put up with the allegory, the symbolism, your oh-so-subtle hints that these wonderful stories are actually just Christian propaganda. I tolerated it, because you kept it to the sidelines and didn’t let the allegory overwhelm the cool stories with all the magic and swords and stuff. But then you had to ruin it. Just when I’d finished a fun book about a sea voyage with almost none of your usual blatant symbolism, you dropped the bomb: "'You are too old, children,' said Aslan, 'and you must begin to come close to your own world now.' 'It isn't Narnia, you know,' sobbed Lucy. 'It's you. We shan't meet you there. And how can we live, never meeting you?' 'But you shall meet me, dear one,' said Aslan. 'Are - are you there too, Sir?' said Edmund. 'I am,' said Aslan. 'But there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.'" Let me get this straight. All that amazing, magical stuff with the White Witch, the Christmas gifts, the swords and archery, Caspian, Tumnus, becoming kings and queens, Calormen, the sea voyage, REEPICHEEP… All of it was just. So the kids. Could learn. To love. Jesus. Lewis, you manipulative SON of a BITCH.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Michael Sorbello

    My favorite book of the series. I generally had very mixed feelings about every other book in the series but all of the problems I had with the others are completely absent from this book. It's fun and exciting, the characters have much more depth and the pacing and setting are handled far better. Lucy is my favorite of the bunch. My favorite book of the series. I generally had very mixed feelings about every other book in the series but all of the problems I had with the others are completely absent from this book. It's fun and exciting, the characters have much more depth and the pacing and setting are handled far better. Lucy is my favorite of the bunch.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Ashley Marie

    The ending felt extremely abrupt after the rest of the story. I'm hoping hoping hoping we see Reepicheep again. I love that Mouse. Derek Jacobi's narration was good although I much prefer Eddie Izzard's Reepicheep vocal to a Mickey Mouse derivative; Reep is NOT Mickey. The ending felt extremely abrupt after the rest of the story. I'm hoping hoping hoping we see Reepicheep again. I love that Mouse. Derek Jacobi's narration was good although I much prefer Eddie Izzard's Reepicheep vocal to a Mickey Mouse derivative; Reep is NOT Mickey.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Daniel

    The strongest of the three "Chronicles of Narnia" books I've read so far, "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" opens with a wonderful first line: "There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it." Eustace, a cousin to the four Pevensie children, who the first two books focused on, is the designated asshole in this entry, taking up the mantle carried by Edmund in "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and Susan in "Prince Caspian." I've complained about this trope in my other The strongest of the three "Chronicles of Narnia" books I've read so far, "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" opens with a wonderful first line: "There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it." Eustace, a cousin to the four Pevensie children, who the first two books focused on, is the designated asshole in this entry, taking up the mantle carried by Edmund in "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and Susan in "Prince Caspian." I've complained about this trope in my other reviews, but I don't have as much of a problem with it this time around because Eustace is so wonderfully bitchy. With the way he talks about his cousins Edmund and Lucy, as well as the Narnians on board the Dawn Treader, particularly in his diary entries, Eustace comes across as a younger, slightly less gay Noel Coward. It's actually a bit of a loss for us, the readers, when he's eventually reformed, just as Edmund and Susan were in the earlier books, and stops being deliciously catty was a result. Most of "Voyage" is comprised of a series of set pieces that demonstrate what a lively imagination C.S. Lewis had: the kidnapping by slave traders, Eustace's transformation into a dragon and back into a boy, the pool that turns whatever touches it to gold, the sea people, and the edge of the world. This is both "Voyage"'s strength and its weakness: the scenes are inventive, but the overall story is not terribly cohesive. Rather than threading the pieces together artfully, Lewis tells more of a this-happened-then-that-happened story. The writing, especially the dialogue, remains strong, and is even a bit better than in the first two books. (There's a funny line early on in the book when the then-bitchy Eustace disappears and Reepicheep, who's none too fond of him, immediately vows to avenge his murder -- apparently hoping he were, in fact, murdered.) OK, on to "The Silver Chair."

  24. 5 out of 5

    Maggie Stiefvater

    I love the whole Narnia series, but this was my favorite. Lovely, sad, and whimsical. C. S. Lewis at his finest. ***wondering why all my reviews are five stars? Because I'm only reviewing my favorite books -- not every book I read. Consider a novel's presence on my Goodreads bookshelf as a hearty endorsement. I can't believe I just said "hearty." It sounds like a stew.**** I love the whole Narnia series, but this was my favorite. Lovely, sad, and whimsical. C. S. Lewis at his finest. ***wondering why all my reviews are five stars? Because I'm only reviewing my favorite books -- not every book I read. Consider a novel's presence on my Goodreads bookshelf as a hearty endorsement. I can't believe I just said "hearty." It sounds like a stew.****

  25. 4 out of 5

    Katie Ziegler (Life Between Words)

    Loved. The Eustace transformation scene is just the BEST. Pretty much any scene with Aslan.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Piyangie

    In the Voyage of the Dawn Treader, King Caspian of Narnia takes to sea, sailing eastward to find the seven lords who were sent to eastern islands years ago by Miraz. Lucy and Edmund are at the present staying with their aunt and uncle and their intolerable cousin, Eustace. While admiring a picture of a sailing ship in Lucy's bedroom, they find them drawn in to the picture and transported in to Narnian waters right along with their whinny cousin. It was a pleasant adventure story to read. The voya In the Voyage of the Dawn Treader, King Caspian of Narnia takes to sea, sailing eastward to find the seven lords who were sent to eastern islands years ago by Miraz. Lucy and Edmund are at the present staying with their aunt and uncle and their intolerable cousin, Eustace. While admiring a picture of a sailing ship in Lucy's bedroom, they find them drawn in to the picture and transported in to Narnian waters right along with their whinny cousin. It was a pleasant adventure story to read. The voyage takes them all to different islands where some trial awaited them. The different trials they meet at different locations and the descriptive details so beautifully written about each of those places they sailed were quite fascinating. And Eustace's ill humor added a comical effect. However, comparatively with other books in the Chronicles, this book lacked action and suspense. It was rather a surprise for me as the movie version was more action packed. The human characters were rather flat, perhaps except Eustace. I did like the character development of Eustace from being arrogant, complaining and self centered to the humble, enduring and helpful boy. The bravery, strength and courage of Lucy, Edmund and Caspian - the Narnian Kings and queen, were displayed poorly. I felt there was more bravery and courage in the little mouse, Reepicheep. Honestly, it was the most interesting character of the lot. And most of all I missed the presence of Aslan, whose appearance was scarce. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the read. It is hard not to enjoy these chronicles in spite of certain flaws. There is indeed some magic that keeps the reader engaged. :) With his read, I've completed five books of the chronicles in their chronological order. I'm determined to read the rest and complete the series. So, the next one will be The Silver Chair.

  27. 4 out of 5

    MissBecka Gee

    I loved how much time I got with Reepicheep in this installment!!! Could have done without that jerk Eustace. It did have dragons, a sea serpent, sea horses and a cutie patootie lamb! This was a win for me, though (view spoiler)[WTF is up with Edmund and Lucy not being allowed back again?! (hide spoiler)] I loved how much time I got with Reepicheep in this installment!!! Could have done without that jerk Eustace. It did have dragons, a sea serpent, sea horses and a cutie patootie lamb! This was a win for me, though (view spoiler)[WTF is up with Edmund and Lucy not being allowed back again?! (hide spoiler)]

  28. 4 out of 5

    Manny

    The new movie version? Well, I fell asleep halfway through, so I can't swear that I remember all of this correctly. I think that they went off in a boat to find the evil green mist that was kidnapping people in City of Lost Children. Then, um, Lucy was tempted to become a vampire but thought better of it after a conversation with Aslan, and after that there was a fight between Godzilla and the Dark Overlord from Howard the Duck. At the end, Puss in Boots from Shrek fell off the end of the world. Or The new movie version? Well, I fell asleep halfway through, so I can't swear that I remember all of this correctly. I think that they went off in a boat to find the evil green mist that was kidnapping people in City of Lost Children. Then, um, Lucy was tempted to become a vampire but thought better of it after a conversation with Aslan, and after that there was a fight between Godzilla and the Dark Overlord from Howard the Duck. At the end, Puss in Boots from Shrek fell off the end of the world. Or maybe it was a mouse with a sword and not a cat. Anyway, it was sad and I cried. That's pretty much it. I admit it doesn't quite make sense when I write it down. Maybe I should see it again.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lydia Therese

    **2nd Review (2020, 3rd Re-read)** I love this book. It's magical and adventurous and has a story of redemption woven throughout. I guess that describes all the Narnia books, but I love the setting and all the different islands they discover in this book. It's a fun time to read about them. *1st Review (2018, 2nd Re-read)** The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis is the third book in The Chronicles of Narnia. This book was great. First of all, it has Eustace Scrubb in it. I LOVE Eustace. Seco **2nd Review (2020, 3rd Re-read)** I love this book. It's magical and adventurous and has a story of redemption woven throughout. I guess that describes all the Narnia books, but I love the setting and all the different islands they discover in this book. It's a fun time to read about them. *1st Review (2018, 2nd Re-read)** The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis is the third book in The Chronicles of Narnia. This book was great. First of all, it has Eustace Scrubb in it. I LOVE Eustace. Second of all, CASPIAN AND RAMANDU'S DAUGHTER. AHHHHHHH. Third of all, Reepicheep is MUCH more prominent in this book, and I also LOVE Reepicheep. C.S. Lewis has a great imagination. I loved reading about all the various islands and places that the Dawn Treader and her crew explored. All the adventures kept my attention. My favorites were the Dark Island where dreams come true and, of course, the end of the world. I LOVE the bit where they have gotten past Ramandu's Island and are sailing towards the edge of the world. It's so peaceful and calming and the description is lovely. This is a beautiful, fun, entertaining adventure in Narnia with a bittersweet ending. 5 stars out of 5.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Olivier Delaye

    I was listening to this the other day walking down the streets of Paris when it became apparent to me that The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is not only an amazing Fantasy story but also proof that even the most obnoxious and seemingly irredeemable people can still be saved and reminded of what life is all about: love, tolerance, friendship, faith, understanding, and of course adventure and discoveries. Under its veneer of simplicity, this book is all that and more. Much more. The Narnia Chronicles I was listening to this the other day walking down the streets of Paris when it became apparent to me that The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is not only an amazing Fantasy story but also proof that even the most obnoxious and seemingly irredeemable people can still be saved and reminded of what life is all about: love, tolerance, friendship, faith, understanding, and of course adventure and discoveries. Under its veneer of simplicity, this book is all that and more. Much more. The Narnia Chronicles are timeless perfection. Nothing more, nothing less. OLIVIER DELAYE, author of the SEBASTEN OF ATLANTIS series

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