Book Review: The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia #7)

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Finally, I have arrived at the end of The Chronicles of Narnia. So join me for a review on C. S. Lewis last installment of adventures in a magical world!

 

The Plot:
The last king of Narnia has to face an unbelievable evil. An imposter of Aslan is about to destroy Narnia forever. All the animals live in fear and Narnia is on the brink of being conquered by Calormenes. Is there a way to safe everybody? And which part will Jill and Eustace play in this adventure?

 

The Rating:
Well, well, I finally finished the last book. To be honest, the entire series didn’t impress me too much and I’m really glad I’m done now.
This part started off rather interesting but as the story continued it got weirder all the time. Continue reading

Book Review: The Magican’s Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia #6)

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Today I want to write about The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis. In publication order it is the sixth installment of The Chronicles of Narnia. In reading order it would be the first.

 

The Plot:
With this book, C. S. Lewis tells us about the creation of Narnia and where the evil witch Jadis came from.
It all begins when Digory and Polly start playing together and accidentally stumble into a study. It turns out it belongs to Digory’s uncle how is a rather mischievous person. He tricks the children into putting on some rings that -as it turns out- transport them to a place in between the worlds. When the step through the portal the accidentally wake Jadis from her sleep and she quickly decides that she wants to rule the world… Continue reading

Book Review: The Horse and his Boy (The Chronicles of Narnia #5)

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Before I go into The Horse and his Boy by C. S. Lewis, I need to explain something about the Chronicles of Narnia series.
As you noticed, I wrote reviews on the first three books – or what I believed to be the first three.
When I kept reading I realised that after writing four books, Lewis decided to come up with two additional novel that should be read before and after The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
So, I decided to write my reviews in order of publication of the books instead of reading order. As the additional books only give extra info but do not really belong to the same storyline as the others. I hope I didn’t confuse anyone, so here we go!

 

The Plot:
The story is rather simple: Two very different kids decide to run from home and search for Narnia. They are each accompanied by a talking horse (they actually gave them the idea about Narnia). Along their way, the kids run into each other and team up.
What nobody would have expected: They have to prevent a war! Continue reading

Book Review: The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia #4)

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As I continue my way through the Chronicles of Narnia, I reached the point without movie adaptations. Actually there was supposed to be one for The Silver Chair, but unfortunately nothing ever was heard again about that.
So let’s get the imagination going and head straight for Narnia!

 

The Plot:
Eustace, the now rather nice cousin of the Pevensies, is drawn back into Narnia. This time he is accompanied by Jill, a girl he goes to school with. Before long, the two kids have to go on a dangerous mission: Find the lost Prince of Narnia, Caspian’s son.

 

The Rating:
First of all, I was very pleased to find out that Aslan wasn’t too present in this book. After the first three installments I was rather annoyed that whenever a problem arises he simple steps in and basically without doing anything saves the day (in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader this happened in almost every other chapter…) Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia #3)

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As you probably read by now, I’m reading my way through the Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis. Finally I also found the time to check out the (so far) last movie adaptation that was made. It’s The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the third installment.

 

The Plot:
Lucy and Edmund are pretty annoyed: they have to spent the summer with their rather awful cousin Eustace. An adventure seems to be at hand, when the three kids get sucked into a painting and find themselves on board of the Dawn Treader, Caspian’s ship.
As it turns out, the young king is searching for seven lords that had been sent into exile by his uncle. Of course the Pevensie kids are stoked to help, but what about Eustace? Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

Hello guys! As promised, I have some more Book vs. Movie posts in store.
The one I want to talk about today is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe from the series The Chronicles of Narnia. C. S. Lewis famous book was turned into a film in 2005 and now I finally found the time to check out both, novel and movie!

 

The Plot:
The Pevensie children, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are sent to the country as WWII makes it too dangerous for them to stay in London. Soon after the kids arrive a their new home the explore the surroundings. That’s when the youngest of them, Lucy, discovers a huge wardrobe that leads to the mystical land of Narnia, where lots of marvellous creatures live and animals can talk. At first her siblings don’t want to believe her, but soon they all find themselves in Narnia, fighting the battle of their lives… Continue reading