The Magician’s Nephew | Book Review

Originally Published: May 2nd, 1955
Original Publisher:
The Bodley Head
Reprint Publication Date:
October 6, 2009
Reprint Publisher:
Now Sold by:
HarperCollins Publishers
Pricing: Amazon – Kindle:

Narnia . . . a land frozen in eternal winter . . . a country waiting to be set free.

Witness the creation of a magical land in The Magician’s Nephew, the first title in C. S. Lewis’s classic fantasy series, which has captivated readers of all ages for over sixty years. This beautiful hardcover edition features jacket art by three-time Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator David Wiesner and black-and-white interior art by the series’ original illustrator, Pauline Baynes.

On a daring quest to save a life, two friends are hurled into another world, where an evil sorceress seeks to enslave them. But then the lion Aslan’s song weaves itself into the fabric of a new land, a land that will be known as Narnia. And in Narnia, all things are possible.

This is a stand-alone novel, but if you want to journey back to Narnia, read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the second book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

I have somehow missed reading this series as a child, but I am glad that I found this. I have always been a lover of the movies and I thought it might be a good time to finally read the books the movies are based on.

This book was a feel good read. It found that it was an absolute pleasure to read this book. It was very easy to understand what’s going on no matter where you are  in the story. I only know this story as told by the movies, so I found that it was nice to understand what’s going on through the story not because I watched the movies, but because how well C.S. Lewis tell you the story. He paints you a beautiful picture of what this world looks like. Anytime I read I try and imagine what the place might look like. With this book in particular I feel like I had to do very little imagination because of how well C.S. Lewis describes this world to the audience. I was easily drawn into the book because of how well it is written. I am kind of mad at myself that I never read these books sooner, I know I would have enjoyed them probably even more than I am now. This is definitely a
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ read!

It feels like a great introduction to the world of Narnia and I am excited to have this fun and blissful adventure while I read the rest of the book in this series!

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