Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

Four adventurous siblings—Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie—step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice.
Review by Patrick:

This is one to the timeless classics of fantasy. When someone mentions fantasy, I think of Middle Earth, Krynn, and Narnia. The most popular and well known of The Chronicles of Narnia is The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, which in my mind, makes it one of the entry books into the fantasy world. I think this is a great book for young readers who want to get into fantasy fiction, or readers who want to try fiction for the first time.

This book follows after The Magician's Nephew, where the world of Narnia was created. Now we get to see what happened to Jadis who was left behind in Narnia. The four children get to explore and discover this magical land, ultimately attempting to reclaim the land back for good.

This book is definitely a kids story. It's main characters are quite young during most of the book, and the pace is very quick. Each chapter develops the story significantly. It's a good light book that will not take too much time to read.

There's so much to say about this book, and yet so much that doesn't need to be said. Just about everything in this book is wonderful, and it also makes you wonder what magic exists in our real world that we just have yet to find yet. I'm giving this classic 4.5 stars.

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A Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis
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