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The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia (Publication Order) #4)

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Jill and Eustace must rescue the Prince from the evil Witch.

NARNIA...where owls are wise, where some of the giants like to snack on humans, where a prince is put under an evil spell...and where the adventure begins.

Eustace and Jill escape from the bullies at school through a strange door in the wall, which, for once, is unlocked. It leads to the open moor...or does it? Onc
Paperback, 243 pages
Published January 2nd 2008 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 1953)
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Debbie The Silver Chair was the fourth book in the series to originally be published, as they were not written in the chronological reading order which was…moreThe Silver Chair was the fourth book in the series to originally be published, as they were not written in the chronological reading order which was afterwards intended. The reading order places this book sixth out of the seven books. Goodreads is obviously going with the publication order.(less)

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I'm just going to give a generic opinion of the whole series.

We love them.

The end.

Okay, so maybe I'll tell you that we read them outloud to the kids almost 2 years ago. So they were 5 going on 6 and 2. They all loved them and followed the plot and talked about the characters during their play.

We're re-reading them again (now ages 8, 4 and 2) and they're loving them even more than the first time. All I hear, all day long is "For Narnia" and then they rush through the house, swords drawn. They hav
Ademilson Moraes
The Silver Chair is one of my favorites out of all the Narnia books. it not only has all the expected aspects of this marvelous, detailed fantasy world Lewis has built, but the characters have improved, as I see it. The story feels less overdone, showing characteristics of an actual novel: it has: it has a plot; a detectable climax; and an undimmed, succinct finale.


This book brings back Eustace, who has turned into a fine boy. Also, there is the addition of his schoolmate Jill. Jill is very diff
Sep 16, 2010 Daniella rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of fantasy and lovers of a good Quest story.
Finally, a proper novel! Thank you, Mr. Lewis. Sixth time's the charm, eh?

The Silver Chair is my favorite out of all the Narnia books. Not only does it have all the usual elements of this wonderful, rich fantasy world Lewis created, but the characters are better, at least in my opinion, the story feels less contrived, and it has the added benefit of being a proper novel. That is to say, it has: a) an actual plot; b) an identifiable climactic point; and c) a clear, concise denouement. For once, I
Apr 13, 2013 Peter rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone
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Deborah Markus
Ah, the strange joys of Narnia! How is a middle-aged feminist nonbeliever supposed to feel about this contradictory volume?

Pro: Jill Pole is a strong, active, fun, funny, vigorous girl that any reader, male or female, will be happy to have as a protagonist.

Con: Jill's old enough to be active, but young enough not to be a sexual being. Which is clearly the only reason Lewis is comfortable having her around, because:

Con: Once again, Lewis only allows grown women as characters when they're scary,
I felt that The Silver Chair gave better character arcs to the "son and daughter of Adam and Eve" than some of the other Narnia books. The focus of the book seemed to be shared between the children, Eustace and Jill, as well as the quest - instead of focusing on the quest alone. Also, the Marsh-wiggle is a well drawn character and pretty unique from Lewis' other personalities in Narnia.
Like the other books in the series, this one continues to touch the surface of the adventures and explanations
Anne Hamilton
Once upon a time, about forty years ago, I read the entire series of The Chronicles of Narnia in a single week. Way back then, I would probably given The Silver Chair two stars. But only because I was feeling generous and I was still in the halo of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Some time in the interim, The Silver Chair moved from the bottom of my ratings to the top. And I do mean the very top. Today I'd give it more than five stars, if I could. Its rise has been steady; modest at first, it eve
Narnia is a magical place... a land you wish you would get to visit at least once in your lifetime! And meet the great Aslan as well... And this book starts with the same idea, wherein Eustace wants to visit this world in the other realm again after his adventures in the previous tale makes him hungry for more. I found The Silver Chair to be one of my favourite stories in these masterpieces of C.S. Lewis. This tale gave me an adventurous feeling none other than the ones I felt while reading The ...more
The last two books are definitely not in line for my favourites. There are various factors -- one of which is simply that I don't like seeing Narnia come to an end! But the main one is that I don't find Jill, Eustace and Puddleglum that compelling as main characters. Or Rillian, for that matter, even though he's Caspian's son. They're quite realistic and human, and lack the nobility that Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy have, I think. Perhaps too realistic. I want to kick Jill a lot of the time for ...more
Ivonne Rovira
Mar 22, 2014 Ivonne Rovira rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: serious Narnia-niks
C.S. LewisThe Silver Chair isn’t nearly as successful as The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian; even so, that leaves plenty of possibility for this book, which relates the return of the reformed prig Eustace Stubbs to Narnia, this time with a new companion, Jill Pole. The pair, with the help of the great lion Aslan, set out on a quest to find the missing Price Rilian, son of that very same Caspian.

The novel starts a bit slowly, but both the storyline and the underlying Chris
Karina E
3.5 Stars - fun but not my favorite
Eustace and Jill find themselves called to the realms around Narnia by Aslan. He has work for them, and he introduces himself to Jill, and gives here four important points to remember for the journey. They go in search of King Caspian’s son, who once journeyed to avenge his mother on the Serpent for biting and killing her. He has been gone and all who search for him never return. Eustace and Jill go through the land of giants searching for the King’s son, Prince Rilian, and find horrors awaitin ...more
Aviso: cierta información puede ser spoiler para quien no haya leído nada nada nada de esta saga.

A ver. Tengo que renunciar a convicciones propias para ponerle cuatro estrellas a este libro. Estoy usando ese método desde que empecé a leer la saga y seguiré usándolo en el próximo volumen, pero no por eso dejaré de insistir en esto: Lewis y su anticuada repartición de roles me tienen harta. Ya estábamos en la mitad del siglo XX cuando se escribió esto y creo que lo único que le falta decir en
Lisa (Harmonybites)
Aug 09, 2010 Lisa (Harmonybites) rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Children and Fans of Fantasy
I started the series with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, making this the fifth book I've read in the series, and so far it's my least favorite. I wasn't going to proceed with the series after the first book I read, because I found the blatant Christian Allegory annoying, but friends told me that, except for The Last Battle, that aspect of the books becomes less evident--and I pretty much found that to be the case, including in this book, although it's hard not to see it when Aslan the Lio ...more
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis is one of the books in his series, the Chronicles of Narnia in which Christianity is portrayed through various fantasy creatures. God, for instance is portrayed as a talking Lion. What a wonderful series! What child hasn’t climbed into a closet and explored the back cracks in hope of finding an entrance to a new and exciting world after reading this book? I used to sit in a closet with the door closed and a flashlight reading my favorite books aft ...more
John Yelverton
A great addition to the book series, though I still can't wrap my mind around the Emerald Witch and the White Witch and their role with each other.
Kimberley doruyter
not as good as the other books.
i do wish aslan would teach the bullies at my school a lesson when i was little.

The Chronicles of Narnia are my favourite book series and The Silver Chair stands as my favourite book within that series. There are several clear reasons for this in a story about redemption, belief and magical adventure and I shall attempt to explain them to you.

I particularly love the plot and characters of The Silver Chair. The idea of a quest to find a missing prince is rather old hat, but the twist Lewis offers on that quest with Aslan providing new character Jill Pole several signs to rec
Over and Under Narnia
(A Book Review of C. S. Lewis’s The Silver Chair)

The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis is considered the penultimate book in The Chronicles of Narnia, and I have no contention why readers said that it’s an all together different book (though I had taken a much different tack in reading the series for reasons stated on this post). At the outset it is the first book in the series that does not have anything to do with the Pevensie siblings; instead it features Eustace Scrubb (who f
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I remember talking to my friend who's the biggest C.S. Lewis fan, asking him if there will be a next Narnia movie. I caught The Voyage of the Dawn Treader on the plane on my way to Europe last August, and as usual, I shed some tears with Repicheep's scene and whenever Aslan comes out. To my dismay, he told me it might take a while years before the next movie will be made because the license expired. And that just made me sad.

But that doesn't really excuse me from
Despite what the title implies, a silver chair is not the star of The Silver Chair. The seat in question isn't a grand MacGuffin or a legendary artifact; it's just a prop of moderate prominence present in a single scene. If it weren't for the book's heading, I doubt most readers would remember the chair, much less what color it was. And this got me wondering; what would it be like if the rest of The Chronicles of Naria were named in a similar fashion? (i.e. for an somewhat important but potentia ...more

Pretty good.
Eustace and his classmate, Jill, are sent to Narnia to find Caspian's missing son, prince Rilian. I enjoyed the storyline even though it was tropey and mostly predictable. The characters and worldbuilding made up for the unremarkable plot — the Narnia world is just plain fun to read about, and most of the characters are engaging and likeable enough. I was disappointed with the evul witch/bad guy — she was really cliched and underwhelming. I absolutely loved Puddleglum though
Harish Kumar Sarma Challapalli
I felt this is better than the voyage part but not so good as lion witch.. And price caspian!!

Started off very interestingly, lost its pace in the middle, again got back and ended a bit disappointingly!!

One the whole not a very great book but quite interesting!!If taken a good care, this could be made a good film!! I think ppl lost interest in the narnia series cos of this previous installment, but it may be revived with this!!

Personally I felt this book is too childish!! May be I amm too old e
Puedo decir con toda dignidad que, hasta ahora, es el único de la saga que no me gustó. Incluso El caballo y el muchacho logró atraparme más que éste.

No es casualidad que justo los dos (éste y el anterior mencionado) en los que no aparecen los Pevensie o Caspian (o que aparecen muy poquito) no me gusten. Qué necesidad de cambiar ciertas cosas de la historia, che. Qué daño hacían los personajes principales para que los sacaran definitivamente :( Lewis me da bronca, no sé.

Reseña pendiente.
Franco  Santos
Es el que menos me gustó de la saga, sin embargo, lo disfruté. Tiene ese toque Lewis que amo tanto. Esa fantasía tan atrayente y especial que refulge en cada página. Este tomo cumple con el deber de reflejar el mundo tan maravilloso de Narnia.
As with many children's books, I think it's good to read the Chronicles of Narnia once more as an adult. It's a completely different experience and, in lucky cases like this one, very enriching.
I read the first five books when I was ten or twelve, and by the time I was done with The Voyage of the Dawn Treader , I felt I was too old to enjoy them, so I stopped there.
But I've always been curious to see how the series ended, and this year it felt like a good time to read the last two volumes.
" فقط احمقترین بچه ها هستند که خیلی بچه اند و فقط احمقترین بزرگ ها هستند که خیلی بزرگند "

توی بچگی اولین کتابی که از مجموعه نارنیا خوندم صندلی نقره ای بود. طبیعی هم هست که الان داغون تر از باقی کتاب هاست و برگ هاش داره از هم جدا میشه. شرایط توی این کتاب به نظرم یه مقدار سیاه تر بود. این بار که میخوندم به طرز عجیبی پادل گلوم من رو یاد تام بامبادیل می انداخت. درسته قابل مقایسه نیستن این دو شخصیت اما نمیدونم چطور منو یاد اون مینداخت.
جالبه که اون دریای زیر زمین هم منو یاد دریای مرده های نیروی اهریمن
Este libro me encantó. Adoro a los personajes: Charcosombrío es un genio, me gustó ver el cambio de Eustace y me agradó bastante Jill (aunque esperaba que fuera más badass). Pero siento que este libro fue demasiado corto (algo irónico, ya que es el más largo de la saga. Me pareció que no hubo tiempo para profundizar lo suficiente en los personajes, y que la aventura que se plantea no es tan grande o colosal como la de libros anteriores.
Aún así, me encantó. Creía que los nuevos personajes me iban
Chad Warner
This is one of my favorite books in The Chronicles of Narnia series. It follows the formula of many medieval quests: the heroes land in a predicament, set out to make things right, and encounter adventure along the way. Lewis fits many lessons about the Christian life into the story. Like the other Narnian tales, the visitors from our world (Jill and Eustace) become better prepared for facing life in our world because of their experience in Narnia.

This book introduces one of my favorite Narnians
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CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954. He was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than th ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Chronicles of Narnia (Publication Order) (7 books)
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)
  • Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia, #2)
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia, #3)
  • The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia, #5)
  • The Magician's Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #6)
  • The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia, #7)
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