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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle – A majestic ending | Review

The author manages to take the theme of biblical apocalypse and incorporate it into the Narnian world in a majestic way.

The Chronicles of Narnia The Last Battle – A majestic ending Review

The book The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle is the seventh and final book in the renowned series written by CS Lewis. Originally published in 1956, this book masterfully concludes the series, presenting a beautiful and moving conclusion to the story of the enchanted world of Narnia.

In The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle we have a story that features a false Aslan who is giving orders that the real Aslan could never give. Tirian, the King of Narnia, needs to act quickly, before all the animals are corrupted. To do this, he counts on the help of Eustáquio and Giu. The kingdom is immersed in chaos and the damage seems irreparable, but, before everything comes to an end, the Narnians faithful to the real Aslan will still be able to count on the help of the legendary kings and queens of Narnia.

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 Chronicles of Narnia The Last Battle – A majestic ending Review

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.

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle is a simple and easy-to-understand read, as well as an excellent introduction and a good presentation of the characters, as in most Narnia books. The author CS Lewis manages to realize in his writing the reader's fascination with the characters' constraints. The way in which Lewis manages to describe is very well written in terms of the characters' ability to manipulate and their characteristics.

In the last book in the Narnia series you will find a very reflective story regarding the false prophet and how people, animals in the book, can allow themselves to be influenced by bad people through their beliefs. Some events in The Last Battle leave the characters so angry with the situations that they end up showing no mercy, and these events were very well described by the author.

The Chronicles of Narnia The Last Battle – A majestic ending Review

King Tirian's participation as a force of solution to put an end to the false prophet, ends up being frightened by the situation of Narnia and the horrors that are happening because of the false Aslan, he wants to put an end to this at all costs and does not feel mercy when facing Calormene enemies or anyone else. Furthermore, King Tirian and his subjects strongly believe that Aslan is not tamed, that is, he does not receive orders and his practices are carried out independently, this makes them believe that Aslan would never do many atrocities like those that occur in Narnia in the times in which the book narrates and, therefore, the thesis of being a false Aslan who inhabits Narnia remains faithful.

CS Lewis manages to convey to the reader what the reaction of talking animals is like to the speeches of the Sly monkey, the false prophet, we are able to feel compassion for the animals in the circumstances of so many lies that they are exposed to. The book ends with the meeting of the book's protagonists with characters from other Narnia books, it is a very well constructed and exciting moment, the author manages to take the theme of biblical apocalypse and incorporate it into the Narnian world in a majestic way.

“Classes are over; The holidays have started. The dream is over; This is the dawn.” – Aslan

Assessment
  • History
  • Reading
  • Typography
  • Illustration
  • diagramming
4.8

Conclusion

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle is the seventh and final book in the CS Lewis series. In it, a false Aslan gives orders that the real one would never give, plunging Narnia into chaos. Tirian, the King of Narnia, joins forces with Eustatius and Giu to prevent total corruption. The deluxe edition features remastered illustrations by Pauline Baynes, but has criticisms regarding the durability of the spine. The work offers a simple and engaging read, highlighting Lewis's ability to describe the characters' conflicts. The book reflects on the influence of false prophets and the consequent manipulation of people's beliefs, leading to merciless situations. Tirian and his followers defend Aslan's independence, which leads them to doubt the impostor Aslan. Lewis conveys the compassion of talking animals in the face of the false prophet's lies. The exciting ending brings together characters from different books, incorporating the apocalyptic theme majestically into the world of Narnia.

Assessment
  • History
  • Reading
  • Typography
  • Illustration
  • diagramming
4.8

Conclusion

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle is the seventh and final book in the CS Lewis series. In it, a false Aslan gives orders that the real one would never give, plunging Narnia into chaos. Tirian, the King of Narnia, joins forces with Eustatius and Giu to prevent total corruption. The deluxe edition features remastered illustrations by Pauline Baynes, but has criticisms regarding the durability of the spine. The work offers a simple and engaging read, highlighting Lewis's ability to describe the characters' conflicts. The book reflects on the influence of false prophets and the consequent manipulation of people's beliefs, leading to merciless situations. Tirian and his followers defend Aslan's independence, which leads them to doubt the impostor Aslan. Lewis conveys the compassion of talking animals in the face of the false prophet's lies. The exciting ending brings together characters from different books, incorporating the apocalyptic theme majestically into the world of Narnia.

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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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