Thursday, December 9, 2010

Review: The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia #1) by C.S. Lewis

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.

The Magician's Nephew is a lovely start to the Chronicles of Narnia. In this book, Lewis explains how the world of Narnia came to be. It was fun to read about Polly and Digory's adventures to different worlds. I like how it was explained how the wardrobe came to be along with how the White Witch came to be in Narnia.

If you have not read this book, I definitely recommend that you do. It is an exceptional classic. The story is amazing and beautiful. People of all ages will enjoy this book, I think. It has something for everyone.

Rating: 5/5

Swords are for fighting,


  1. I love this book. It's definitely different from the other Narnia books, but a classic in its own right. Great review. :)

  2. I haven't read this and I simply must! Great review.

  3. I remember liking the descriptions of the world the White Witch came from...kind of spooky!

  4. I love you! and yay! you read it! now you want to see it? ( :