YMMV: The Horse and His Boy

  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Rabadash is fighting King Edmund, and then leaps at him shouting, "The bolt of Tash falls from above!"... and promptly gets caught on a hook!
    Rabadash: [now captured and impotently pissed at his situation] The Bolt of Tash falls from above!
    Corin: Does it ever get caught on a hook halfway?
    Lune: Shame, Corin. Never taunt a man save when he is stronger than you; then, as you please.
  • Cult Classic: The Horse and His Boy is definitely the odd book out in the Narnia series, as it's not part of the primary plot line (instead serving as a side-story taking place during The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe), does not star any Earth children traveling to Narnia, barely features Aslan himself, and can be removed entirely from the series without leaving any holes. And yet, it is among the series most popular books.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: When Aravis is in Tashbaan, she learns with horror from her friends Lasaraleen that her father is in the city. But having established this fact, the story does absolutely nothing with it.
    • Not so. Aravis has to move in hiding and be smuggled out of the city by night, rather than receive a royal escort to the Tombs (and probably a load of supplies to help her cross the desert) from her friend's estate.