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By C. S. Lewis

A mass-market paperback version of The Horse and His Boy, publication 3 within the vintage delusion sequence, The Chronicles of Narnia, that includes disguise artwork via Cliff Nielsen and black-and-white inside paintings by means of the unique illustrator of Narnia, Pauline Baynes.

On a determined trip, runaways meet and sign up for forces. although they're purely seeking to break out their harsh and slim lives, they quickly locate themselves on the heart of a poor conflict. it's a conflict that might come to a decision their destiny and the destiny of Narnia itself.

The Horse and His Boy is the 3rd ebook in C. S. Lewis's vintage myth sequence, which has been drawing readers of every age right into a magical land the place horses speak and future awaits for over sixty years. it is a novel that stands by itself, but when you wish to discover extra of Narnia, learn Prince Caspian, the fourth ebook in The Chronicles of Narnia.

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