Monday, July 18, 2011

REVIEW: The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis

book cover of The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis
Title: The Silver Chair
Author: C. S. Lewis
Date Published: First published in 1952
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Page Count: 243 pages
Challenge: E-Book Challenge

This is one of my favorite books from the series.  In fact, I think it might be my absolute favorite.  For some reason, this one has always just stuck out in my mind.

Eustace is pulled into Narnia once again, but this time he is with a friend from school, Jill Pole.  The two of them are sent on a mission by Aslan.  They are to find the lost son of King Caspian, Prince Rilian, who was kidnapped many years prior to that.  Caspian is now old and in his final years and longs to see his son.  The children are given specific instructions by Aslan and enlist the help of the Marsh-Wiggle, Puddleglum, to help them find their way.  On the way they meet many interesting creatures and giants, and almost mess everything up, but of course, they are victorious in the end.

One of the reasons that I like this book so much is the fact that it doesn't focus so much on just the quest.  I feel like Lewis develops Eustace and Jill's characters a little bit more than he's done in some of the previous books in the series.
And then there's Puddleglum.  I adore him.  He's so pessimistic, but is told by the other Marsh-Wiggles that he just doesn't take life seriously.  The children call him a wet blanket but he really is their saving grace many times and is loyal to Aslan until the very end.

Once again, 5 out of 5 stars :]

hink you might want to give this book a try? Read other reviews or order from Amazon.com The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia Book 6)

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