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Book Review - The Magician's Nephew

Book Title The Magician’s Nephew 

Book Author    C. S. Lewis  

Pub. Year    1955

Genre     Fantasy

My Rating  5 stars

Ease of Read   Very easy  

ISBN   B0009NS99C  

I was attracted to this book because… Unfortunately, The Chronicles of Narnia didn’t make it to my local library when I was a child. I didn’t get to read them until I was in my late twenties. I’ve embarked on experiencing Narnia once again.

This book was about As a result of his uncle’s collection of magical rings, Digory and Polly get to travel to sone other worlds. As in any worldly journeys, they unlock some evil and get to experience Aslan bringing the world of Narnia to life. Unfortunately the evil they unleashed, will impact Narnia and one day require sons of Adam and daughters of Eve to restore Narnia.

Things I liked about this book - I was and continued to be enthralled by the imagination and creativity of Narnia. This is a great introduction to Aslan, Narnia, Queen Jadis, the lamppost and the wardrobe. Everything character and symbolism has importance. It does make you want to visit Narnia again with the greatest hopes the Queen will stay in her place. 

Why you should read this book - Back in the seventies, I read the series beginning with traditional ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.’ I can remember be completely confused by the story of the beginning of Narnia in  ‘The Magician’s Nephew’ when we were almost at the end of the Chronicles. In the controversy of what to read first, I highly recommend going against the standard read in the order they were written and read ‘The Magician’s Nephew’ first. 

Everyone should have the experience of a trip to Narnia. “The Magician’s Nephew’ is the best place to start.

This book lived up to the back cover copy This story is the development of Narnia and the key themes and characters of Narnia. It also shows the difference between Narnia and the world of the sons of Adam and daughters of Eve. Almost every page holds revelations that are meaning full for the entire tale. 


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