Sunday, 1 December 2013

''The Magician's Nephew''- Book Review

Author: C. S. Lewis
Published: 1955

Genres: Novel, Fantasy, Adventure

Rating: 4 out of 5


The Magician's Nephew is the sixth book in the Narnia series, and is a prequel to the Narnia books. ''The Magician's Nephew'' describes how Narnia was founded. It tells the story of the very beginning of Narnia. It was really a wonderful experience getting to know about Narnia's past, it's history and background.

So the novel's protagonist is a boy named Digory (he is the person who was the Professor who sheltered the Pevensie children in ''The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe''). In this book, Digory, of course, is a young boy. He is living with Uncle Andrew and Aunt Letty. His Uncle Andrew is an eccentric, strange and mysterious man, perhaps a little mad.

Digory becomes friends with a girl of his age, Polly. One day, a prank leads Digory and Polly to Uncle Andrew's room--- and they come across the secret of Uncle Andrew. Andrew tells them that he has found out there are other worlds, besides our own world, and that he knows how to get to those worlds. He tricks the children into going to such a world, just as a part of his experiment.

This leads Digory and Polly to a lot of adventures: seeing a desolate, destroyed world named Charn, coming across a cruel, ruthless Witch (who has got her own interesting background), and finally, meeting Aslan and witnessing the foundation of Narnia, and many other adventures and fun and dangers.

I really loved ''The Magician's Nephew''. I thought it was one of the most magical, fascinating books of the series. It wasn't exactly my favorite though. My favorite is either Prince Caspian or Voyage of the Dawn Treader. I enjoyed reading about the characters. The characters are well developed. Digory and Polly are wonderful protagonists! The supporting and minor characters--- and the antagonists--- are well developed. It was really a pleasure knowing about the very beginning of Narnia. There are also explanations of several things seen in the previous books. 

4 out of 5

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