Thursday, November 12, 2015

Book Review: The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis

The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6)The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Genres: Fantasy; Classic; Children's/YA
"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."

For some weird reason, it took me until now to start reading the Chronicles of Narnia.  I have seen all the movies, but because C.S. Lewis wrote a prequel that was never made into a movie, I only had snippets from friends conversations to help me know what to expect.  That of course, helped me none whatsoever in predicting what would happen, so I got to discover the story for myself, Which always makes me very excited.
  The beginning was alright, it wasn't my favorite entrance into a story though.  It almost felt off topic, but it all made sense toward the end.  After the entrance I was very into the story until it got to right in the middle, when I got a little bit bored.  There was a little bit too much happening in some chapters and not enough stuff of importance in a few others.  Because of this it took me a lot longer than I had planned to get through that part of the book.  I ended up putting it down for a while to read another story.  When I picked it back up a short while later, it turns out I was only a few pages from where things start to really pick up again.  When I picked it back up, I was enthralled with the story and where it was heading.  The way C.S. Lewis described how Narnia was made and how the Lamp post got there, why the animals can talk, and everything else special about Narnia it amazed me.  His describing skills really caught my attention.  The story wasn't over after Narnia was created though.  Digory and Polly, whom I  have grown to appreciate, are sent on a mission that starts to answer questions on how the other stories of Narnia would come to be.  Then C.S. Lewis wraps it up pretty quickly.  I actually missed hearing a bit more about the last little thing, which I won't spoil for those who haven't read it.  Over all, this prequel has done a really good job of making me want to propel into The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe. 

That's me.  Propelling into the series.  I'm  ready for a reading spree. 
I am blessed to have the entire series in one volume, so expect a review of at least one other book in the series.    My apologies for being gone so long!  Until next time!                                                                                                                                                         
“Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.” 


  1. Oh, wow, I haven't read Magician's Nephew in forever! Glad you enjoyed it though. :) Can't wait to see what you'll think of the rest of the books! :)


    1. Me neither! I'm excited to read the rest.

  2. Love, love this book!!!! *thoughIthinkithasalovelybeginning and isnotalallboring*

    Very interesting to see other's perspectives in it :D the Focus on The Family's dramatized audio is pretty good, too. Just heard it recently:)

  3. Nice! Glad you enjoyed it. Although, uh...confession time....I was bored to tears by this book. But I still REALLY want to read the rest of the series! Let me know how it is!