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Enlarge Book Cover . Witness the creation of a magical land in The Magician's Nephew, the first title in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, which has. Set in the 's The Magicians Nephew is the first sequential story in the Chronicles of Narnia series and follows the adventures of Polly and Digory, two small. The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

Book 3 8. Bree, the horse, has been kidnapped from Narnia and longs to return there.

Shasta, on the verge of being sold into slavery, decides to run away with him in search of the ho Prince Caspian The Chronicles of Narnia: Book 4 9. Narnia's freedom is under threat from the evil King Miraz and in desperation Prince Caspian, the rightful heir to the throne, blows the Great Horn to summon Peter, Susa Book 5 8.

A king and some unexpected companions embark on a voyage that will take them beyond all known lands. As they sail farther and farther from charted waters, they discover tha Book 6 8. The search Book 7 8. During the last days of Narnia, the land faces its fiercest challenge—not an We've found that while readers like to know what we think of a book they find additional reader reviews a massive help in deciding if it is the right book for them.

So if you have a spare moment, please tell us your thoughts by writing a reader's review. Thank you. In my distant memories this was a great book.

In reality it is rather a weak adventure with generic characters, non-fluent storytelling feels like a collection of Narnian-related mythology stories leaving no stone unturned for our previous imaginations on how things came to be, by Lewis insistence on telling us everything that was a mystery so far: How they got to Narnia in the first place with unimaginative rings , how the witch was waken and brought to Narnia in a series of misogynist semi-slapstick adventures , how Narnia was created in an unoriginal Genesis scene , how the lamp post got to Narnia seriously?

This book was very interesting. This is our favorite book of the Chronicles of Narnia. In the beginning your didn't know what you were getting into so, you read more!

We recommend this book to other readers. I loved it. It's the pefect way to start the books. I could read it again and again. A brilliant, magical tale that is very funny in parts--few enough people appreciate Lewis's sense of humor.

One other note: This debate goes on, but as a longtime devotee of the Chronicles, I advise reading the books in the order they were written. Your reeviewer of the magicians nephew states that Digory's mother is "recovering from a terminal illness's.

And, if she were recovering, Digory would not have been tempted to steal an apple for her. I love all the Narnia books but I am a firm believer In reading them in the order in which they were written. If you don't Read the lion the witch and the wardrobe first, you will miss the foundation and the importance of Aslan, and also the surprises that will come in the other books such as when you discover where the lamp post came from.

I have been privileged to meeta great number of Lewis scholars, and the vast majority agree that the books should be read in the order in which they were written. Also, as far as I know, Lewis liked Tolkien's books, but told Kim definitely did not like the Narnia stories.

This book is amazing! Once you get into it, you cant put it down till you reach the end. I recommend it to 5th graders and up. I cant wait to read the whole series! My experiment has succeeded. The little girl's gone—vanished—right out of the world. Lewis, is a classic, mythological fantasy set in the s busy streets of London, England, and in Charn and Narnia.

After being sent to another world by his uncle, Digory and his best friend Polly discover new worlds with enemies, friends, and royalty. One of the most interesting characters in the novel is Aslan, a giant, wise lion. He has powerful magic to create living things.

Be walking trees. Be talking beasts. Be divine waters. Digory was able to pull himself up and say no, while he was very tempted. It offers fantasy, friendship, and mythology. The book is very interesting to read, its an excellent work for Lewis. I will like to recommend this book to others readers. It is good because of how it tells the story of the Bible. This delightful arrival of the Chronicles of Narnia benefits from the seven stories being in their right honest to goodness progression, and moreover from the most prominent, enthralling depictions of Pauline Baynes, who depicts everything from the Elysian otherworldly region of fauns and dryads to the loathsome soul of Tash, with amazing mastery and affectability.

I first read this as a pre-adult, and it grabbed my imaginative capability in a way that no other book with the possible exception of Lord of the Rings has done since.

Quickly, coming back to the place that is known for Narnia over a quarter of a century later, was like a startling chipper get-together with a withdrew buddy. Children will be enchanted with the capers and more create book darlings will like the hid profundities, and likewise neglecting their impairments by being transported again to more fulfilled, more glad days.

A truly splendid work that gets into your dreams and never really forsakes you. This is a brilliant back-story, after reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe I really wanted to find out how it had all begun. The author does this in a fun way, Aslan is great and Jadis is mean.

The magical rings explained how they first got to Narnia. A lovely book. I think that it was very good and was good how it was the story of the bible. Also, with the festive season looming, it seemed like a good time to get this one off my BBC Big Read reading list which I only sometimes remember I am supposed to be completing!

Now, I am familiar with the story of Narnia and Aslan from the movies, but there is something to be said about reading one that strains beyond that knowledge to inspire the imagination. It is quite simple, and straightforward, but set in early 20th century England, it has a charm of its own. It bought back memories of books that I had read almost two decades ago, of secret passages and simple friendships, of the magic that waterfalls held, and talking animals! Of the many incidents that result from this, the children meet Aslan and the witch.

Here, Lewis explores the creation of Narnia itself. And some conflict between good and evil has been thrown in for good measure. The book seemed to have been designed as a moral lesson to little children, in addition to being a fantasy story, and with some Biblical references thrown in, I suppose Lewis also wanted this to be a fun way to introduce them to religion. But what I loved best is that it answered many questions that seemed to have been overlooked in The Lion, For example, why did the witch hate Aslan so much?

How did the wardrobe end up being the portal to Narnia? What is the significance of the lamppost? The child in me is happy, and my niece has fallen asleep. It was a good read. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem?

Details if other: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — The Magician's Nephew by C. Digory and Polly meet and become friends one cold, wet summer in London.

Their lives burst into adventure when Digory's Uncle Andrew, who thinks he is a magician, sends them h The secret passage to the house next door leads to a fascinating adventure NARNIA Their lives burst into adventure when Digory's Uncle Andrew, who thinks he is a magician, sends them hurtling to They find their way to Narnia, newborn from the Lion's song, and encounter the evil sorceress Jadis before they finally return home.

Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Magician's Nephew , please sign up. In what order should I read the series? The Witch Woman For me, the series is best read as: That means, that you should read "The Magicans Nephew" first. I, myself, read in this order Did anyone else read this as the first book?

Air I did! This quote was pulled from the Harper Collins Website: Lewis first began …more I did! Lewis first began The Chronicles of Narnia, he wanted it to be read as the first book in the series.

Harper Collins is happy to present these books in the order in which Professor Lewis preferred. See all 22 questions about The Magician's Nephew…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 16, J. Keely rated it it was ok Shelves: Suffers from the same problems as Lewis' other books, both his children's fantasy and his pokes at theology: Lewis' worldview is not sophisticated, and his sense of psychology has a large blind spot.

However, it's not his faith that is the problem--it certainly wasn't a problem for Donne or Milton. Lewis is simply unable to put himself in another's shoes, which is very problematic for a writer or a theologian. He cannot understand the reasons or motivations for why someone would do something he c Suffers from the same problems as Lewis' other books, both his children's fantasy and his pokes at theology: He cannot understand the reasons or motivations for why someone would do something he considers 'evil'.

Unlike Milton, he cannot create a tempting devil, a sympathetic devil, and so Lewis' devils are not dangerous, because no one would ever fall for them. His villains are like Snidely Whiplash: Yet Lewis is not reveling in the comedic promise of overblown evil, he's trying to be instructive. So he dooms his own instruction: Likewise, his heroes are comically heroic: There is nothing respectable in their characters, nothing in their philosophies for us to aspire to, they are just suffused with an indistinct 'goodness' which, like evil, is taken for granted.

But then, Lewis' world is mostly a faultless one. People never act or decide, they are lead along by empty symbols of pure good or pure evil, following one or the other because they are naive.

As usual, Lewis' view of humanity is predictably dire: Like many of Lewis' works, this could have made a profound satire, but it's all too precariously serious for Lewis to be mocking. There is something unusual in the fact that, whenever the amassed evidence of his plot, characters, and arguments point to a world of confusion in which man is utterly lost, Lewis always arrives at the conclusion that we are fundamentally culpable, despite the fact that he always depicts us as acting without recognition.

The really frightening thing about Lewis' worldview is that we can never seem to know whether we are naively following good or naively following evil, but that the difference between the two is vital and eternal.

Like Calvin, he dooms us to one or another fate, and we shall never know which, yet unlike Calvin, Lewis never really accepts the ultimate conclusion this worldview suggests. There seems to be, at the heart of Lewis' works, a desperate pride, a desperate sense that we do know , even when we think we don't, even when Lewis shows us a hundred examples where we couldn't possibly know.

But that is the crux of the fundamental paradox around which Lewis inevitably frames his stories, the paradox which defines his life, his philosophies, and the impetus for his conversion.

Like most of us, Lewis seems to feel a deep need know what is right--to be right. Yet his experiences have shown him, again and again, that we are fundamentally ignorant, despite our most devoted attempts to be knowledgeable. It's an impassable contradiction. Lewis saw a world filled with pain, ignorance, selfishness, cruelty, senseless violence, and refused to accept that this was part of human nature; so he made it an outside thing, a thing which was, for him, always clearly defined.

He spent most of his writing career trying to show how the effect of this thing could be the excuse for why man commits such terrible acts, but without making man himself evil--but many men are desperate to avoid the idea that their own mistakes, their own forays into 'evil', are ultimately their own fault.

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He is never able to define the point at which mere naivete becomes guilt. The two opposing forces of ignorant evil and willful evil are always nebulous for Lewis, and he never succeeds in defining where one ends and the other begins, where foolishness becomes damnation.

He never defines it philosophically, theologically, or psychologically. Usually, he just draws a line arbitrarily between 'good people' people like him and 'bad people' everyone else.

Like Tolkien, he takes the comfortable and familiar and fences it off--a little peaceful island home, safe against an incomprehensible world. It's a comforting worldview, one many of us feel drawn to, that sense of isolation, 'us against the world', the need to be right at all costs, to be different from those we habitually condemn, to know what is good and what is not--but it is not a coherent philosophy, it is not conducive to self-awareness, and it's certainly not the sort of thing we need to be feeding our children.

Indeed, the only thing such self-justification invites is further ignorance, prejudice, and conflict. My List of Suggested Fantasy Books View all comments. Ethan His worldview? His worldview?? You do realize you are talking about C. He made UP His worldview? He made UP the world of Narnia. Ethan Are you, like, a bot-account for the Evil Queen?

Just saying. May 23, Nov 12, Justin rated it really liked it. It's mildly embarrassing that I've lived almost 32 years and I've only read one book from the Narnia series. Well, I guess I've read two now, but I feel like I should have read those a long time ago. As an adult, it's difficult to even rate this book fairly because the adult version of myself wants to be all critical and make comments about how this isn't Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter, but it's not supposed to be.

And that's fine with me. Is this the first book in the series! Is it the sixth It's mildly embarrassing that I've lived almost 32 years and I've only read one book from the Narnia series. Is it the sixth? Does it even matter? I'm reading it first because I conducted a very thorough investigation into the series and determined that my plan to read them this way is the right way to read them.

However, my very scientific thorough analysis also concluded that this book can be read later and no one really cares and it doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things.

Just read the series is all I'm saying, although I haven't even read the series myself so that may be moderately premature on my part. It was neat to read about the origins of Narnia.

That was an accident.

Lemme get back to words I actually use in real life. It was awesome to read about the origins of Narnia. The lamp post and the witch and whatnot. That was just autocorrected to Asian so that was funny. I don't have any reason to believe he is an Asian lion, but I again haven't read the entire series yet so that could be explored in future novels where Aslan spends his childhood as a small lion cub in Beijing before creating Narnia later in life.

I don't think that's accurate though. Lewis really writes an engaging fantasy tale that is surprising full of beautiful descriptions rather than nonstop action. I appreciate the world building in the book which I found pretty detailed for a children's book.

I also like that I don't really know some of the characters well, but feel like the less important ones are gonna be showing up later on down the road. I'm excited to continue this trek through Narnia. My kids don't give a flip about it so I'm gonna be on my own. Maybe when their older they will have a longer attention span and a better appreciation of great books.

Dad's gonna keep rolling in the meantime. View all 18 comments. This book took me book to the time when I was sitting and listening to my grandma's tales. She always told me about folklores. I can still remember the story about there's a ghost hiding in the closet, it made me so scared and never ever wanted to open the closet alone again.

This book literally made me feel like that. I kept wondering why I did and figured out because of its voice that was very classic and magical that I didn't want it to be over. It also depends on what sort of person you are. He thoroughly showed me about this world where the origin of Narnia comes from. Not only I got to know about the wardrobe, but I was introduced to the characer that would be a big part in the next book.

The Magician's Nephew should be read before The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe for you to get full knowledge about this world. View all 16 comments. Lewis The Magician's Nephew is a high fantasy novel for children by C. Lewis, published by Bodley Head in It is the sixth published of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia — The story begins in London during the summer of Two children, Digory and Polly, meet while playing in the adjacent gardens of a row of terraced houses.

They decide to explore the attic connecting the houses, but take the wrong door and surpri The Magician's Nephew Chronicles of Narnia, 6 , C. They decide to explore the attic connecting the houses, but take the wrong door and surprise Digory's Uncle Andrew in his study.

Uncle Andrew tricks Polly into touching a yellow magic ring, causing her to vanish. Then he explains to Digory that he has been dabbling in magic, and that the rings allow travel between one world and another. He blackmails Digory into taking another yellow ring to follow wherever Polly has gone, and two green rings so that they both can return.

Digory finds himself transported to a sleepy woodland with an almost narcotic effect; he finds Polly nearby. The woodland is filled with pools. Digory and Polly surmise that the wood is not really a proper world at all but a "Wood between the Worlds", similar to the attic that links their rowhouses back in England, and that each pool leads to a separate universe. They decide to explore a different world before returning to England, and jump into one of the nearby pools.

They then find themselves in a desolate abandoned city of the ancient world of Charn. Inside the ruined palace, they discover statues of Charn's former kings and queens, which degenerate from the fair and wise to the unhappy and cruel. They find a bell with a hammer, an inscription inviting the finder to strike the bell. Despite protests from Polly, Digory rings the bell.

This awakens the last of the statues, a witch queen named Jadis, who, to avoid defeat in battle, had deliberately killed every living thing in Charn by speaking the "Deplorable Word". As the only survivor left in her world, she placed herself in an enchanted sleep that would only be broken by someone ringing the bell.

Dec 05, Manny rated it liked it Shelves: He wants to know what her motivation is. Who is she like?

I have suggested that he should read The Magician's Nephew , but Jonathan only reads the books he wants to read and ignores recommendations.

A pity, I would like to discuss it with him. The White Witch is the best character in the series, and it is indeed difficult to think of anyone who strongly resembles her. But there are some important differences. The other witches are ugly, and it's plausible to believe that they are motivated by envy of the heroines' effortless youth and beauty.

This is perhaps most evident with Auntie Medusa; I love the scene where she's removing her false eyelashes and Penny involuntarily recoils in horror. The White Witch, however, is genuinely beautiful, not just using magic to cast an illusion of beauty as Madame Mim and the Sea Witch do on occasion.

She doesn't order Maugrim to kill Susan and Lucy because they're better-looking. It is, rather, a political decision: Nothing personal, just business. In general, it seems to me, the White Witch is motivated entirely by love of power, and she hates Aslan because he is stronger than she is.

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She is in fact a rather good children's book adaptation of Milton's Satan. But why did C. Lewis decide to make her a woman? I'd love to know the background to that artistic decision.

View all 44 comments. Nov 07, James Trevino rated it really liked it. This is one of those books that make you feel good on a bad day. It just puts a smile on your face, whether you read it for the first time as an adult or you relive some of the moments of you childhood through it.

And no, I am not that old, even if here I sound like I am ancient hahaha: View 1 comment. I have owned this beautiful set of illustrated hardback editions of these books since childhood and am only now getting around to reading them. After reading this spellbinding first installment I am so mad at myself that I have missed out on entering this world for so long. I decided to begin reading this series in chronological rather than publication order as per the numbers on my books and I am so glad I did.

This brilliantly sets up the rest of the series without giving any spoilers of what I have owned this beautiful set of illustrated hardback editions of these books since childhood and am only now getting around to reading them. This brilliantly sets up the rest of the series without giving any spoilers of what is to come.

The particulars of the plot for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe are well known to me, as I have seen the movie adaptation numerous times, and it made reading this so special and exciting as facets from the second book were incorporated into the first.

Regardless of the order, this is one series I believe has universal appeal, regardless of age, and is one that everyone must read at some point in their lifetime! View all 3 comments. Jun 02, Julie rated it really liked it. I hadn't been to Narnia in 11 years, and I wanted to take my daughters there for the very first time this summer, so I called my son my Narnia expert and asked him if I could skip The Magician's Nephew this time around, when I read it to his sisters.

My son was an only child for 12 years, before the Disney princesses, Pocahontas and Jasmine, arrived , and I read to him, every night, religiously, for an hour, including C. Lewis's Narnia collection.

He's in college now, and he's a very respec I hadn't been to Narnia in 11 years, and I wanted to take my daughters there for the very first time this summer, so I called my son my Narnia expert and asked him if I could skip The Magician's Nephew this time around, when I read it to his sisters.

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It's so much more exciting! I was still hesitant, even as I started to read it to my daughters, but within just a few pages, I remembered why it's important not to skip it.

I could intuitively sense, within the first few chapters, that this book influenced not only J. Tolkien, but Robert Jordan and J. Rowling, as well. I could feel it, I could feel the connection between their writings and this work. And I was reminded of how Polly and Digory couldn't help but wonder about Rowling's Cedric Diggory here are allowed to witness the birth of a world, along with Digory's reluctant uncle, the cockney Cabby and his horse, Strawberry. This was, for me, the most stunning part of the story, and C.

Lewis does a beautiful job of capturing both the grandeur and awe of Creation here. If you had seen and heard it, as Digory did, you would have felt quite certain that it was the stars themselves which were singing, and that it was the First Voice, the deep one, which had made them appear and made them sing.

Well, all of us except Jadis. I startled my daughters, twice, while imitating her speech.

And Aslan. Does Aslan ever get old? I'll call my son and confirm that he was correct. Yes, you've got to read this one first. View all 28 comments.

Despite the fact that The Magicians Nephew is the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia, strangely, it is frequently overlooked. People skip straight ahead to The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, and then, at a later date come back to this book.

Personally, I like this book just as well as any others in the series. I love to see how everything got started, the lamp post, the wardrobe, the White Witch. Not to mention the beautiful allegory of Creation. The Magician's Nephew also has good morals Despite the fact that The Magicians Nephew is the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia, strangely, it is frequently overlooked.

The Magician's Nephew also has good morals, and I really appriciate that. I would recommend this book to anyone, boy or girl, old or young. Please feel free to read and enjoy the series however you deem best. I haven't read any of the Chronicles of Narnia in six years, and now have very little opinion on the debate of what order to read these good books in.

My previous opinion was based on my long-lived, chronological order reading preference. I liked to see things in a linear sequence. View all 19 comments. Oh gosh, how many years must it be since I last read this book, 30? A true joy to read, that is how writing should be. Probably one of the lesser known Narnia books but the start of the series none the less and our first introduction to Aslan, and a delight to read.

I had no intention of starting this series this year or even anytime soon, but I saw the boxed set on the shelf Oh gosh, how many years must it be since I last read this book, 30? I had no intention of starting this series this year or even anytime soon, but I saw the boxed set on the shelf and thought why not. What a great decision that was. View all 9 comments.

Lewis tan bello y sutil. View 2 comments. Feb 29, Deborah rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Everyone - of all ages.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The Magician's Nephew tells of how it all started. How Narnia was created.

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And, how the wardrobe came to be. A wonderful read, full of magic, wit, adventure, and hope. Next, Spoiler alert. That's not a good thing. Uncle Andrew was selfish, un-caring, and really, a blundering fool. While reading, I often found myself wondering if The Magician's Nephew tells of how it all started. While reading, I often found myself wondering if Digory was destined to end up like his Uncle. But, my dear friends, I can happily tell you he does not.

The power to overcome our weaknesses, our evil tendencies, and even our bad genes, is very real. Especially when we surround ourselves with good people, as Digory did.

Though we may not always have all the power needed residing in our own being, know there is a much higher, and greater power to call on. The evil Queen Jadis, so horribly magnificent.

She is obviously, the serpent of the story. I find it interesting that Queen Jadis had to be awakened, before she could cause any damage. Is that not how it really works? We let, and somtimes invite, our own serepnt in, even if we don't specifically mean to do just that. And it's usually through those weaknesses that it happens. Digory was a very curious boy.

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Digory woke her by ringing a bell that was sitting in the middle of the room. He had no idea what he was doing, when he did it. But sometimes curiosity overrides judgement. Polly, Digory's friend throughout the story, was never even tempted to ring the bell. I find she is a great support for Digory, even though they may be very different. Surrounding yourself with others with different strengths and opinions, help us to be balanced and reasonable.

And of course, the regal and just Aslan. The king, the savior of the Story. I laughed throughout this book, but there were two times that I cried. You should know that Digory left behind a Mother who is deathly ill.

He wanted nothing more than to have her be healed and well again. He missed her. Aslan sent Digory on a mission, to make up for awakening the queen, and thus bringing her to Narnia. Before he leaves, and Aslan asks him if he's ready for his mission. He had had for a second some wild idea of saying "I'll try to help you if you'll promise to help my Mother," but he realized in time that the Lion was not at all the sort of person one could try to make bargains with.

But when he had said "Yes," he thought of his Mother, and he thought of the great hopes he had had, and how they were all dying away, and a lump came in his throat and tears in his eyes, and he blurted out: What he saw surprised him as much as anyhting in his whole life. For the tawny face was bent near his own and wonder of wonders great shining tears stood in the Lion's eyes.

They were such big, bright tears compared with Digory's won that for a moment he felt as if the Lion must really be sorrier about his Mother than he was himself. Grief is great. Only you and I in this land know that yet. He didn't know how it was to be done but he felt quite sure now that he would be able to do it.

These apples give you endless life. So he takes an apple, puts it in his pocket, and returns to Aslan. They throw the apple, and it plants itself in the earth, where a new, large and wonderful tree grows. And this is what happens next. What I give you now will bring joy. It will not, in your world, give endless life, but it will heal. Pluck [your Mother] an apple from the Tree. It was as if the whole world had turned inside out and upside down.

And then, like someone in a dream, he was walking across to the Tree, and the King and Queen and were cheering him and all the creatures were cheering too.

After doing Aslan's bidding, knowing he will get nothing in return, he does receive something in return. What he's wanted with his whole heart throughout the book. Because of Aslan. This kind, just, and merciful creator of Narnia. View all 5 comments. I really enjoyed reading this one.

Fun and fast read, and I also loved reading about how it all started. And even though I noticed a lot of connections with Christianity, I didn't pay a lot of attention to it. I just enjoyed the story in general. I think this is probably my favorite, right after Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe. Mar 25, Bradley rated it really liked it Shelves: Reading with my little girl. The formation of Narnia, of certain rings, and a lion's song. And, of course, apples. In certain ways, I liked the more than the first time and less as well.

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The first half was an awful old slog that had me as bored as my daughter while we were in dreary old England. But once we got to the fight in the streets and the chaos that drove the group to empty Narnia, I think we were both pretty excited. From then on, too. Quite nice to experience the backstory this way. Much better now as an adult, too. That light post sure means a lot more. View all 4 comments. I first read these books at about ten years of age, and I remember that for the most part, I loved them.

The Magician's Nephew is actually the sixth book of the series, but was written with the intention of it being a prelude, to The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, which, back in the day, was my favourite of the series. I enjoyed reading just how Narnia was discovered, and meeting Aslan himself. He is probably my favourite character in Narnia. It was interesting to have some question's answered I first read these books at about ten years of age, and I remember that for the most part, I loved them.

It was interesting to have some question's answered too, such as, what does the lamppost have to do with anything? And,why did the Witch dislike Aslan so much?Harry Potter.

Follow us. The Magician's Nephew. This book is amazing! Is it the sixth It's mildly embarrassing that I've lived almost 32 years and I've only read one book from the Narnia series.

Librarian Note: I liked to see things in a linear sequence. Could you leave your world behind to save another?

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