Here is the book overview for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader:
A king and some unexpected companions embark on a voyage that will take them beyond all known lands. As they sail farther and farther from charted waters, they discover that their quest is more than they imagined and that the world’s end is only the beginning.
While this book isn’t my absolute favorite of the series, it has some of the most brilliant moments in it. Particularly, the conversion of Eustace, the help Aslan gives Lucy to fight temptation, the depiction of eternity, and the Lion, who is the Lamb, cooking fish for breakfast for the children (see John 21:5, 9-10).
- …it is better to be a beggar than a slave (62).
- The very first tear he [Aslan] made was so deep that I thought it had gone right into my heart. And when he began pulling the skin off, it hurt worse than anything I’ve ever felt…he peeled the beastly stuff right off…and threw me into the water (109).
- To be strictly accurate, he began to be a different boy. He had relapses. There were still many days when he could be very tiresome. But most of those I shall not notice. The cure had begun (112).
- It’s always like that, you can’t keep him; it’s not as if he were a tame lion (162).
- Drinkable light. We must be very near the end of the world now (229).
- You shall not please yourself with adventures as if you were a private person (239).
- The he took of his sword (“I shall need it no more,” he said) and flung it far away across the lilied sea (244).
- “There is a way into my country from all the worlds,” said the Lamb; but as he spoke his snowy white flushed into tawny gold and his size changed and he was Aslan himself, towering above them and scattering light from his mane (246-247).
- “But do not fear that, for I am the great Bridge Builder” (247).
- “It isn’t Narnia, you know,” sobbed Lucy. “It’s you. We shan’t meet you there. And how can we live, never meeting you?” (247).
- “I am,” said Aslan. “But there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name” (247).