“One of the drawbacks about adventures is that when you come to the most beautiful places you are often too anxious and worried to appreciate them.”
A really overlooked and undervalued book indeed. I admittedly initially put it down more times than I picked it up, but when you give it a chance and read it all the way through, it proves itself to be well worth the time and arguably one of the best books of the series.
I don't remember The Horse and His Boy as clearly as some of the other stories, but I remember it being important in the sequence. I "appreciated" it if nothing else. It is my mother-in-law's favorite of the series. I really enjoyed your article!