Travel the World: England: Narnia: Silver Chair

May 14, 2008 at 3:10 pm | Posted in Inklings Challenge, J Fantasy, Once Upon A Time Challenge II, Travel the World | 3 Comments

Lewis, C.S. 1953. The Silver Chair.

The Silver Chair is the fourth novel in the seven-book series by C.S. Lewis.

The truth? Though many people like or love The Silver Chair…I’m not one of them. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t hate the book. I even enjoy parts of the novel a great deal. But I don’t love it the same way that I love the other three, the first three. Which is my least favorite of the seven? It would be a toss up between The Silver Chair and The Horse and His Boy.

The story. The story. What is the story. Two kids–Eustace, whom we first met in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and Jill, whom we are meeting for the first time, have unexpected, unplanned adventures in Narnia, a magical land first introduced in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. The two step into the adventure. Their quest? To find the missing prince–a person assumed or presumed dead–the son of King Caspian. (Caspian we met in Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.) Aslan, the lion-king, gives instructions to Jill that will help them on their way. But these instructions require familiarity–memorization–and obedience. Neither come naturally to the children. Along the way, the children meet many characters. Some are friends; some are enemies. Puddleglum is the most interesting person that they meet. He is what I remember most about the novel.

Overall, I liked this novel, but I didn’t love it. I think others may enjoy it more than I did.

© Becky Laney of Becky’s Book Reviews



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  1. It’s been so long since I read this series that I honestly don’t even know which ones I particularly liked (or didn’t) any more!

  2. I enjoyed it but agree with you, it’s not my favorite of the series.

  3. Good Job! 🙂

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