Book twenty four of my 2019 Reading Challenge.
C.S. Lewis’s The Last Battle
The seventh and final book in the Chronicles of Narnia brings closure to the entire series. We get to see all our favorite characters once again in Narnia which wraps up the seven books nicely.
The story focuses on an impostor Aslan that is beginning to destroy Narnia with the help of the Calormene, Narnia’s not-so-nice neighbors. The current king of Narnia, a decedent of Prince Caspian, attempts to thwart the fake Aslan but cannot do so without help. Here is where we see Jill and Eustace from The Silver Chair return.
Jill, Eustace and the king gather what faithful Narnians they can find to expose the fake Aslan and revolt against the army of Calormene. Unfortunately, the land is divided and many Narnians perish at the hands of other Narnians. All that Narnia stands far begins to crumble and Jill and Eustace begin to realize the fate of their favorite land is dismal.
I don’t want to give away too much or what happens in the end, but we get to see the Penvensies and even Polly and Digory, the children from The Magician’s Nephew. The return of characters from past books really brings together the story of the series as a whole and creates an all-encompassing ending.
I really enjoyed reading this series and recommend it to anyone that enjoyed the movies. The movies didn’t tell the whole story and the whole story is worth telling (reading).
Stay tuned for my next review: Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell.