by C.S. Lewis
This is the second book of seven books in the Narnia series.
Having returned to London after the events of “The Loin, the Witch and the Wardrobe”. The children are on a rail station and they feel that they are being called back to Narnia. Before they know it they are on a beach by a ruined castle in Narnia. They learn here that much has changed in Narnia. That even though only a year has pasted in London hundreds of years have pasted in Narnia. The land has been conquered by humans and the talking animals and other magical beings are in hiding. A group is gathering to retake Narnia for the beast. Caspian a prince of the humans has teamed with the beasts and used a old magical horn to call for help. Pulling the four back into Narnia and rumors that the great Lion has returned as well.
C. S. Lewis did a great job building upon the first book with this one. Bring in old characters that the reader knows and building on that with new characters and details. I feel that one could read this book on its own and enjoy it but that with each Narnia book you read it makes the other better along with it. This book has more of a medial age feel to it. Taking place in castles and having knights about. The world of Narnia has taken on a new view with the Witch dead.