Relesed in 1954, The Horse and His Boy is the fifth novel of seven published in the The Chronicles of Narnia. Written before the first book was even out and for the first and only time featuring native Narnian children, The Horse and His Boy tells the story of a young boy, Shasta, who is on the run from his homeland accompanied by his talking horse, Bree. When Shasta and Bree discover a dastardly plot created by the Calormen people to conquer all of Narnia. The duo scramble to warn the citizens of Narnia of the nearing danger and rescue them all from death.
Thematically, the novel is rich with allusions. The book's writer C.S. Lewis, a devout Christian, incorporated the Bible into every book of the Chronicles of Narnia Series; The Horse and His Boy is no different. Similiarly, some of the themes of the book include pride vs humility, wisdom, and the refutation of luck.
Like previous installments, upon release The Horse and His Boy was met with warn critical and financial reception. It currently holds a rating of 3.9/5 on book feedback aggregator Goodreads.com.