Monday, August 19, 2013

The Chronicles of Narnia / Review

There are beautiful children's books, but there's something magical in this saga, something beautiful that even adults should be reminded of.
4. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: When Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy took their first steps into the world behind the magic wardrobe, little do they realise what adventures are about to unfold. And as the story of Narnia begins to unfold, so to does a classic tale that has enchanted readers of all ages for over half a century.
This stunning version of the classic The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, illustrated by Christian Burningham, comes with a special recording of the story which features a full production and specially composed music which transports the listener straight to the heart of Narnia. An absolute must for Narnia fans, and an excellent way of introducing the magical story to a new generation of readers.

This is my favorite of the saga for so many reasons, but specially because just like with Harry Potter is the beginning of the journey, and have that mix of innocence and magic that i simply love

 Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia: A prince fights for his crown. Narnia... where animals talk... where trees walk... here a battle is about to begin. A prince denied his rightful throne gathers an army in a desperate attempt to rid his land of a false king. But in the end, it is a battle of honor between two men alone that will decide the fate of an entire world.

I have lots of mix feelings with this book because i feel sad and at the same time happy. Sad because is the last adventure of Susan and Peter, but happy because there's always the hope of come back again one day...

 The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: The Dawn Treader is the first ship Narnia has seen in centuries. King Caspian has built it for his voyage to find the seven lords, good men whom his evil uncle Miraz banished when he usurped the throne. The journey takes Edmund, Lucy, and their cousin Eustace to the Eastern Islands, beyond the Silver Sea, toward Aslan's country at the End of the World. Enter this enchanted world countless times in The Chronicles of Narnia

This book made me cry a lot at the end, when one of my favorite characters went to Aslan's land, i understand that it was the beginning of a new adventure, and it was wrote so beautiful that even when you feel sad, at the same time you want to go with it, even when is not your time yet.

 The Silver Chair: Jill and Eustace must rescue the Prince from the evil Witch.

NARNIA...where owls are wise, where some of the giants like to snack on humans, where a prince is put under an evil spell...and where the adventure begins.

Eustace and Jill escape from the bullies at school through a strange door in the wall, which, for once, is unlocked. It leads to the open moor...or does it? Once again Aslan has a task for the children, and Narnia needs them. Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, they pursue the quest that brings them face and face with the evil Watch. She must be defeated if Prince Rillian is to be saved

I'm not going to lie, i'm terribly scare of snakes, so obviously there are a couple of times when this book gave me nightmares, still, the lesson in this one as pretty as the ones you find on the others.

 The Horse and his boy: Narnia... where some horses talk, where treachery is brewing, where destiny awaits. On a desperate journey, two runaways meet and join forces. Though they are only looking to escape their harsh and narrow lives, they soon find themselves at the center of a terrible battle. It is a battle that will decide their fate and the fate of Narnia itself.

Wish all the books could have a happy ending like this one, in fact wish life would have a happy ending, but if there's something i learned with this book, is that it doesn't matter if you are rich or poor, you can be brave no matter what, and people can always amaze you. A person shouldn't be judge for how it looks or how expensive her or his clothes are, but how they are inside.

 The Magician's Nephew: When Digory and Polly are tricked by Digory's peculiar Uncle Andrew into becoming part of an experiment, they set off on the adventure of a lifetime. What happens to the children when they touch Uncle Andrew's magic rings is far beyond anything even the old magician could have imagined.
Hurtled into the Wood between the Worlds, the children soon find that they can enter many worlds through the mysterious pools there. In one world they encounter the evil Queen Jadis, who wreaks havoc in the streets of London when she is accidentally brought back with them. When they finally manage to pull her out of London, unintentionally taking along Uncle Andrew and a coachman with his horse, they find themselves in what will come to be known as the land of Narnia.

Originally the author said this one should be the one you read first, but i prefer do it in the order that i did it. The creation of Narnia was beautiful. And even when in a few moments i wanted to slap to that horrible "magician", the book is beautiful and thoughtful. 

The last battle: Many Narnian years have passed since Eustace and Jill helped ensure the Royal line. But when they are jerked back violently into this strangest of lands they find the present King in danger and Narnia facing its darkest hour. With Eustace and Jill at his side, the King, the noble unicorn Jewel and a few remaining loyal subjects must stand fast against the powers of evil and darkness and fight the Last Battle to decide the future of this once glorious kingdom.

The last book of the saga, man, i cried and i cried a lot, thinking than one day I want to go to Aslan's country, and see all the people i love, and run and sing and be so happy because there's nothing more beautiful than be in Aslan's presence.

I can't describe the feeling that came to me every time i read about Aslan, and when the movie came, there are moments in which I saw Aslan and i wanted to cry (all the time!).

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