Like many people who once were kids, I love The Chronicles of Narnia. Perhaps unlike many people who once were kids, The Horse and His Boy is my favorite of the seven tales C. S. Lewis wrote for kids.
The Horse and His Boy feels the most out of place of the books in Narnia. It’s set in the same universe, but it’s hard to know that at first. It has wonderful mystery — a boy who feels out of place with his father, who discovers that his father is not, in fact, his father. It has lions and knights and caves and escapes and battles. It is, in a word, magnificent.