Saturday, 27 July 2013

''The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe''- Book Review

Author: C. S. Lewis
Published: 1950

Genres: Novel, Adventure, Fantasy

Rating: 4 out of 5


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was really a magical read for me. Absolutely magical. It was a quick read, but it was indeed a wonderful reading experience.

Siblings Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are sent, during the World War II, to live with an elderly professor, to a huge and mysterious house. The professor himself has suspicions that this house is filled with odd and fantastical things.

One day, in a spare room, Lucy finds a wardrobe, and entering it, she finds herself in a separate world! A world with magical creatures: fauns, giants, centaurs, and many, many other magical creatures. She meets a faun, who tells her that the name of this world is Narnia. He also tells her that the world is being ruled by an evil witch, who claims herself as the Queen. It is because of the witch's magic that it is always winter in Narnia; summer and spring never arrive.

None of Lucy's siblings believe about her discovery of a world at the other side of the wardrobe, but eventually, circumstances make ALL FOUR OF THEM to get into Narnia. There they come across the fact that it had been predicted long ago that four humans will one day come to Narnia, and they will become the Kings and Queens of this world. And the witch is after them to kill them, so that they can't seize the power from, her. Moreover, Edmund gets on the witch's side because of his greed for the delicious food that the witch had given him. Will Peter, Susan and Lucy be able to save Narnia from the cruel hands of the evil witch? Will Edmund understand his mistake? Will the the witch be ever defeated?

This was a quick read and was really fascinating. Narnia's description is so wonderfully given. (The change from winter to summer as the Witch's magic was weakening- was really fascinating). The characters are so interesting. My favorite characters were Lucy and Aslan. The evil witch is well portrayed, and readers grow to hate her. I loved the overall story. It was magical and suspenseful. I loved the ending. And I eagerly look forward to read the sequels soon!

4 out of 5!

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