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:
- The publisher of the book I own, Harper Collins specifically indicated on cover that this one was to be the first.
- After some light research, I know that this is a prequel to The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (supposedly the 1st book).
- 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.
- 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.