The Chronicles of Narnia

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Journeys to the end of the world, fantastic creatures and epic battles between good and evil—the book that has it all is the lion, the witch and the wardrobe, written in 1949 by C. S. Lewis. But Lewis did not stop there. Six more books followed, and together they became known as The Chronicles of Narnia.

For over fifty years, The Chronicles of Narnia have transcended the fantasy genre to become part of the canon of classic literature. Each of the seven books is a masterpiece, drawing the reader into a land where magic meets reality, and the result is a fictional world whose scope has fascinated generations.

(Counts as 2 books for the purpose of the challenge!)

3 thoughts on “The Chronicles of Narnia

  1. I really enjoyed the series!! I read the first book before when I was in elementary but never picked it up afterwards. Reading it now as a Christian though, I love being able to relate to the Christian themes that are in there (like when the children except Lucy couldn’t see Aslan in Prince Capsian) and just the adventures the characters had (favorites are Prince Capsian and The Horse and His Boy) 🙂

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  2. I read books 3-7 during the winter challenge. The Chronicles of Narnia series was one of the few series I actually didn’t like very much as a kid, but back then I had no idea about the Christian themes or who C.S. Lewis was. Reading them again this time I could really relate to the struggles of the characters and marvel at the way C.S. Lewis portrays Aslan and Narnia. My favorites were Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Horse and His Boy.

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  3. I love the Chronicles of Narnia series, and these books are the example I point to in the book vs. movie debate. I believe that books > movies, because of the imagination “allowed” when reading a good book.

    C.S. Lewis is a literary genius as he weaves Christian themes throughout the books. Each time I read these books, something different strikes me that relates to Christian life. I don’t want to spoil too much but some things that struck me this time around were:
    – Eustace’s transformation in Voyage of the Dawn Treader
    – Jadis’ cunning (and wicked) ways as she speaks to Digory in The Magician’s Nephew
    – Aslan’s first meeting with the Pevensie children in Prince Caspian
    – The end of The Silver Chair (at Experiment House)–I started laughing at parts
    – Aslan’s country in The Last Battle

    I received a boxed set (audiobooks & all the books) in a gift exchange in college–the best gift exchange gift ever. Audible often has good deals on the Narnia books as well and I highly recommend those–the voices, music and sound effect give life to the books without taking away from the imagination. (I will say though, that Reepicheep’s voice in Voyage of Dawn Treader was unexpectedly high…imagine hearing that at a high volume early in the morning.)

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