28 February 2005

The end of the Chronicles of Narnia

I have actually finished the seven books of the Chronicles of Narnia a couple of weekends back. I went at a feverish pace through the The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, and The Final Battle. It was, to simply state it, an excellent read.

The ending was a mix of feelings. The Chronicles conclude with a cacophony of revelry with a tinge of sadness at the end, for finally High King Peter, King Edmund, and King Lucy, who were informed before that they will never be able to go back to Narnia, but was actually able to come back, but it is due to tragic circumstances that they were able to (sorry for the spoiler for those who have to read Narnia yet, but I don't know how else to express it).

The ending read like a Chapter off the Apocalypse from the Holy Bible. And rightly so, for the Chronicles has a strong religious theme in it. All the good characters ran and flew with Aslan without ever feeling tired, and I joined them in going up the mountain, through the waterfalls, and beyond. It is a feast of the imagination. I will definitely miss dining with the leprechauns, wood nymphs and dwarves.

But, as Aslan said in the final page of The Last Battle, this is not the end, but the beginning.

The books, now guarded by Aslan himself (see photo - it's a gift from my wife years ago), await new adventurers to open its pages one more. And I eagerly look forward to watching the Narnia movie this coming Christmas holidays.

Related links: The Official Narnia Movie Website


  1. Anonymous6:01 pm

    salamat! Nangangamusta mula sa San Francisco, CA :)

  2. Anonymous8:57 pm

    here you go again with Narnia hehe, im clueless, but since you've been pimping this quite long, i might check it out, must a be good stuff :)

  3. I am thinking of buying the compiled volume in which C.S. Lewis arranged the books/chapters the way he recommended to be read. It's quite thick though and it already has the image used in the teasers for the upcoming movie.

  4. I read them long ago as a kid and enjoyed them tremendously. I can even remember searching all the closets in the house for passages to Narnia.

    A few years ago I bought the Narnia box set that includes them all at a garage sale for only $0.50. I want to re-read them someday and more importantly, give them to any children I may have in the future to read and enjoy.

  5. Hello Bullet! Mabuhay!

    Hi Vixen! Hope you enjoy the books as much as we did at home!

    Must be why new versions are springing up besides its anniversary celebration. It's because of the movie. I'd love to see images from the movie too! Reminds me of this X-Men book I have to identify who's who. There's a section where they use images from the movie.

    Hello Mr. Abbey. 50 cents for a box set?! What a steal! I was thinking of donating the books to charity, but I know my wife will want to have it on hand for our future kids too.

  6. ey watson. just wanna say hi.

  7. hello dessa girl! Sarah now has a blog too! Check it out at http://babewolf.blogspot.com!

  8. i love the narnia chronicles. they're making it into a movie??? oh dear, i hope they do a really good job.

    una kong basa nito, watson, 8 pa lang ata ako. the magic it had for me then and now.... priceless. i must have read that more than 20 times already. but each reading is always different. kakaiba talaga. :)

  9. Anonymous6:59 am

    For all you Narnians at heart!

    Well I have not been able to find the series anywhere I look...I have always been fascinated with The Chronicles of Narnia...If anyone has them in book form and would like to get rid of them my email is sl_renfro@hotmail.com...if you have the ebook also, I would really appreciate it.....

  10. Anonymous2:11 pm

    Where dyou get the lion?


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