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The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
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Sep 11, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: christianity, england, fairies-and-witches, children, fantasy-and-science-fiction, illustrated-books, movies-and-tv, spirituality-religion, novels-and-short-stories, favorites
Recommended for: Lovers of high-quality fantasy and sci-fi
Read from May 26 to September 10, 2012 , read count: 1

** spoiler alert ** Although high-fantasy at the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century seems to lean to the brutal (sorry, realistic) world of A Game of Thrones, the Chronicles of Narnia retain an ageless charm. Certainly, Lewis' prose might not have been as careful as Tolkien's or as purple as Peake's, but he (re)created a perfectly coherent world of his own, a reinterpreation and confirmation of Christian values and beliefs in a world where Christianity is not a stagnant institution. And in few of the books is this more evident (save The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe) than in The Magician's Nephew, where we are taken back to "a time before time", and we witness the destruction of a world devoured by its own greed and vanity, but also the creation of a new world, brimming with Aslan's blessings. Many secrets about the origins of Narnia and its creatures (both good and evil) are revealed, in a quite satisfying way (in the way that a sincere preacher can be). And Aslan is even more majestic, fearsome and loving that ever.

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