Book Review: The Magician's Nephew


Yessss I know this is a child's book, but seeing as the new film is out and me and Ed watched Prince Caspian the other day I thought I'd dust off my Chronicles of Narnia boxset and have a read.  Oh, and did I mention this is on of my favourite books?  Like, ever

There are seven books in the Chronicles of Narnia, and although this wasn't written first it does infact come first when put into chronological order.  It tells the story of Digory and Polly, who by the use of Uncle Andrew's magic rings, find themselves able to travel to different worlds and ultimately witness the creation of Narnia.

I could go on and on and detail the story more, but I'll save you the reading and just tell you why I love the book.  See, I love things that fit together nicely; where all ends tie up.  And this book does just that.  Having read The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe (which I'm sure 95% of the population has - or at least seen the film) if you read The Magician's Nephew lots of things about the magical world are revealed.  Why the Lantern Waste is there, for example.  Where The White Witch came from.  Why the wardrobe itself has the power to send people to Narnia.  While these may not have been burning questions upon seeing the film, having the answers to hand is a nice way to round it all off.

I haven't yet seen The Voyage of The Dawn Treader but it's definitely on my to-do list.  I was also happy to see that The Silver Chair is in pre-production and I've got my fingers well and truly crossed that they'll be bringing out The Magician's Nephew.  I'll be first in line to get cinema tickets.

Are any of you "closet" Narnia fans? ;)

T x


  1. I went to see the Dawn Treader film with my little sister on New Years day - she's nine, and wasn't too bothered because it didn't have hannah montana or beiber in it, but I loved it. I read all the books when I was little and although I haven't read them for years, the film kept jogging my memory because it's really close to (what I remember of) the book, which I remember being my favourite. I really liked the Magician's Nephew too - I recall jumping in a couple of puddles looking for magic worlds and being very disapointed. I hope they make the whole series, I need something to hold on to now Harry Potter's nearly over lol.
    Anyway, this is a pretty random and pointless comment so I'll just be quite now.
    Love to the Narnia. Bye!

  2. I LOVE the Narnia series! they're my favorite books!! (right next to Harry Potter! hee hee) The Magicians Nephew is my second favorite, the first being The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. i saw the movie on the openng day and it was absolutly wonderful! absolutly magical! lovely blog! <3 :)

  3. @Miss F - ha ha I love that puddle story! x

    @Mackensie - Awww I was never a fan of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader....I'm hoping the film will spur my love for it! x


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