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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair – A story without battle | Review

The Silver Chair is not my favorite Narnia book because of its slower narrative.

The Chronicles of Narnia The Silver Chair – A story without battle Review

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair is the fourth book in the renowned series written by CS Lewis. In this exciting adventure, readers are taken back to the magical world of Narnia, where a new story full of mysteries and challenges awaits. The book follows the journey of Eustáquio and his friend Giu, who are summoned to Narnia to fulfill an important mission: find the missing prince Rilian, heir to the throne of Narnia.

With the help of the lion Aslan, the young heroes embark on a dangerous quest that will take them through enchanted lands and face magical creatures. The Silver Chair is a captivating story that explores themes of courage, loyalty and self-knowledge. CS Lewis once again delights readers with his engaging, expertly woven narrative, transporting them to the fascinating kingdom of Narnia, where extraordinary adventures await on every page.

The Chronicles of Narnia The Silver Chair – A story without battle Review

I read The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair in the luxurious edition of HarperCollins Brasil, which has fascinating details such as its remastered and colored illustrations by the original illustrator, Pauline Baynes, a hard cover with a velvety touch, pages with painting on the edge and a new translation by Ronald Kyrmse.

The illustrations are something very present in the book, in all chapters, and this enriches the story and causes greater immersion in the story. I believe that the only error in this luxurious edition is that the gold-painted spine has already worn out for a short time, apparently I wasn't the only one as I saw some comments from users reporting the same incident.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair is a work that, although it continues to explore the world of Narnia, presents characteristics that distinguish it from the others in the series. Although full of captivating aspects, the book also brings challenges and aspects that may disappoint some readers.

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The mission entrusted to the protagonists, the search for the heir of King Caspian X, initially seems a simple task, but it quickly turns into an epic adventure that demonstrates the magnitude of the plot. Throughout the journey, the exploration of temptation and how it can affect the characters is notable, adding emotional depth to the narrative.

The book introduces new species and civilizations to Narnia, adding fascinating layers to the already established world, although some of them are only mentioned and not developed in detail. However, the introduction of the story and the characters' entry into Narnia are not as exciting as in other books in the series, which can leave the reader less involved with the characters.

The Chronicles of Narnia The Silver Chair – A story without battle Review

A striking feature of The Silver Chair is the emphasis on narration to the detriment of the characters' speeches, which may require the reader to make more effort in imagining the events. This can provide a more introspective experience, but it can also result in a less strong connection to the characters.

The book is notably lacking in enemy action in its early chapters, focusing more on exploring the world of Narnia and building the story. Some readers may miss exciting twists or terrifying enemies for the characters to face.

The Silver Chair has a slower narrative, with the characters seeming to be in constant stagnation. The lack of emotion in the events may disappoint those expecting constant action and surprising twists. The book's conclusion is notably different from the other volumes in the series, presenting a calmer and even peaceful outcome. The protagonists return to the real world without the same kind of agitation and emotion that characterize other Narnia works. The feeling of “And they lived happily ever after” is evident.

The Silver Chair may not be my favorite Narnia book due to its calmer approach and lack of action and notable twists. However, it offers a different and valuable perspective to the series, highlighting the diversity of stories the world of Narnia has to offer, including not involving war.

“I came to take them” – Aslan

Assessment
  • History
  • Reading
  • Typography
  • Illustration
  • diagramming
3.8

Conclusion

The Silver Chair may not be my favorite Narnia book due to its calmer approach and lack of action and notable twists. However, it offers a different and valuable perspective to the series, highlighting the diversity of stories the world of Narnia has to offer, including not involving war.

Assessment
  • History
  • Reading
  • Typography
  • Illustration
  • diagramming
3.8

Conclusion

The Silver Chair may not be my favorite Narnia book due to its calmer approach and lack of action and notable twists. However, it offers a different and valuable perspective to the series, highlighting the diversity of stories the world of Narnia has to offer, including not involving war.

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Hello, I'm Matheus. I am currently graduating in Advertising, working as CEO and Creative Director at Araujo Media, Commercial Manager at TFX LATAM and I am the Creator of the Brazilian History portal.

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