So, I wanted to write an article about a novel’s saga which I really enjoyed during my childhood (okay not as much as I loved, and I still do, Harry Potter..). So here I am, presenting you an article about The Chronicles of Narnia !
This saga is made of seven books, all written between 1949 and 1954 by the famous C.S Lewis. There is an interesting fact about the writing of the books. Indeed, no one were written in the right order. For example, The Magician’s Nephew is the first book of the serie, but he was written in 1955 whereas the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which is the second tome, was written in 1950. To continue, I’ll give you the others novel’s name, in the right order : The Horse and his Boy, Prince Caspian : The return to Narnia, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair and The Last Battle.
The story takes place in Narnia : a fictional and magic world were fantasy reigns. That is to say there are many fantastic creatures such as centaurs, witches, nymphs, fauns, giants, dwarfs, unicorns… And last but not least : there is Aslan the Lion. He is this world’s creator. All along the first novel, he will fight against the white witch who is reigning since a hundred years on Narnia. Then he will appear in all the books. Finally in the last one, he will fight against Tash, who’s consider as god for the Calormens. To conclude about Aslan, I will tell you that « Aslan » actually means « Lion » in turkish.
To finish, I will talk about the four brothers and sisters from the Pevensie family, which are kind of the main characters (with a short quotation for each one)
First, there is Peter, the older one :
"It gave him a strange feeling to see Peter as its present appearance : his face was so pale and stern and he looked much older. "( The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe , p.188 )
Then there is Susan :
" Susan could not climb higher than the second big branch . One of his legs dangling , and his foot was only a few centimeters of chattering teeth , ready to devour her... "( The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe , p.139 )
Now there is Edmund, the former villain (you probably know why if you read the books or watched the movies) :
" Aslan and Edmund were walking together in the wet grass dew , away from the rest of the courtyard. It doesn't worth to report you Aslan 's words , but it was a conversation that will Edmund never forget . "( The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe , p.147 )
Finally, there is Lucy the younger and happier one :
"But Lucy was a small very frank girl, and she knew she was right and she really could not bring herself to say that. "( The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe , p.32)
I hope you liked it. See you for the next article !