The penultimate Narnia book (at least in the order in which I am reading them). I enjoyed it, although not as much as the others. This next bit might be considered a SPOILER, so you might want to skip if you haven’t read it yet . . .
But frankly, I just missed the Pevensie kids. Jill and Eustace are all right (I rather like Eustace, in fact, after his Dawn Treader adventures), but Jill didn’t do much for me, and I found the first half of this book to be pretty dull. Puddleglum is cute, though (and sounds just like Robbie Coltrane’s Hagrid in the audiobook to which I listened), and the second half, (from about the time they got to the giants at Harfang), did get more interesting. I did absolutely adore when Eustace invoked Reepicheep in regards to that bit about the chasm and the city of Bism. I'd have been disappointed not to continue the adventure, too. And I guess it's a good thing they didn't - all things considered, what with the timing at the end - but still. That would have been hard to resist.
One question though – is the green-kirtled witch meant to be Jadis? I’m guessing no – but I just wasn’t certain. In any case, I’ll rate it 7/10.