The Magician’s Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia Book Series) By C.S Lewis
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  • It was my least favorite out of all of his books mainly because it was much more slow paced and kind of boring
  • I think that though it was a little duller, it was necessary

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      The Magician Nephew is the third book of the Chronicles of Narnia series but is the prequel to all the books of the series by C. S Lewis. It was my least favorite out of all of his books mainly because it was much more slow paced and kind of boring.

      It does not have as many obstacles throughout the story as the other books of the series. The story basically explains the


      beginning of the world called Narnia and how this bloodline of people began to come and go from Narnia.

      It focus on Digory and Polly. Digory later becoming the grandfather of the children from The Chronicles of Narnia.

      I think that though it was a little duller, it was necessary. It brought to light things about Narnia, Aslan and the making of their civilization that we probably never would have known otherwise and laid the building blocks for the ending book ‘The Last Battle’.

      It also had more of a moral novel feel then the other stories. I think this, in part, made it stand out from the other stories because it seemed to be focused on the ‘why’ of the series while giving you brain food at the same time.

      An example of this is with Digory being commanded to get an forbidden ...


      • The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia Book Series) By C.S Lewis
      apple to protect the new world called Narnia. If you steal the apple and it is not given to you then you will have your desire but it would be in a form you would not like.

      Then Lewis goes on to give you examples by showing you a person who does it (Jadis who later becomes the ‘White Witch’ and then Digory who is given the apple as a reward from

      Aslan so that he can heal his mother. This style of writing is what makes me think of a novel focused on morals while at the same time telling a ’series explanation’ It seems almost like a filler story to me - if not a very well done one.

      Overall I would only suggest reading it if you plan on reading all the books of the series. Otherwise it’s not really necessary or worth it.




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