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The Magician’s Nephew (The Chronicles of Narnia #6) | Book Review

Author: C.S. Lewis | Genres: Fantasy, Children

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I read this first of all the seven books. Here’s a few reasons why:

  1. The publisher of the book I own, Harper Collins specifically indicated on cover that this one was to be the first.
  2. After some light research, I know that this is a prequel to The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (supposedly the 1st book).
  3. Someone in the Goodreads page of this book’s Q&A section answered that although the books are typically ordered by publish year, C.S. Lewis wished that readers read them according a specific order, in which case the book in question is the first.
  4. I’m just stubborn

As someone who have watched the only 3 Narnia live actions in the past, a prequel helps to explain the origins everything. The author describes exactly how Narnia was built and how evil was introduced into the country, which were both quite unexpected.

I think the plot is rather dull, the flow in scenes are great in a children’s book. Adults? Not so much.  Lewis’ writing style is great. It has some humour and he knows how to articulate heavy emotions.  

I decided to start reading the whole series because I’m curious to know more of Narnia besides what the movie adaptions show. So if you have the same intention, read on.

3 of 5 stars. Meh.


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