As Aravis, Shasta, Bree, and Hwin continue their journey towards Narnia, they must pass through the great city of Tashbaan. This is the most risky part of their journey. Tashbaan is a booming city and nobles from the great families of Calormen come and go through its walls. It is in this chapter that The… Continue reading Wednesdays Through the Wardrobe: Falling in with the Narnians
I love unique twists on old stories and legends! My friend and I were talking Friday about werewolves (well, more specifically, were-elk!), and she wasn't too excited about the inclusion of a shape-shifter in a story. I completely disagreed with her. Give me all the were-creatures! I don't think these creatures get the credit they… Continue reading Magical Mondays: Timeless Tales
St. George is the patron Saint of England. He displays the English qualities of chivalry, honor, and courage. There is one popular story about him from the Middle Ages involving...you guessed it, a dragon! According to legend, George was traveling through Libya when he came to a small village. At the edge of the village,… Continue reading Magical Mondays: St. George & the Dragon
Shasta is discontent. He longs to go North, away from his quiet village and his mean, abusive father. One evening, a nobleman travels by his house with a beautiful horse. He shares a meal with Shasta's father and begins to barter a price to buy his son. Shasta discovers that he was not born to… Continue reading Wednesdays Through the Wardrobe: Slaves’ and Fools’ Talk
On this week's edition of Magical Mondays, we will continue the dragon theme as we explore the difference between dragons in Eastern and Western mythology. Eastern Dragons: Unlike their Western counterparts, these dragons are benevolent and wise. They control nature and their own size/visibility at will. They are most often depicted with a beard and… Continue reading Magical Mondays: Eastern vs. Western Dragons
We are now marching on from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to the next book in the Narnia series: The Horse and His Boy. As a child, this book was my least favorite, tying for last place with The Last Battle. However, the older I get and the more times that I re-read… Continue reading Wednesdays Through the Wardrobe: The Horse & His Boy
Favorite? I can't. Kilgharrah. Draco. Smaug. All. They live in my heart. Fierce and bold and strong. Full of majesty, magic. Timeless tale maker. Some saving heroes, and some forces of evil. Each their own masters. I've never met a dragon I didn't like.