The Chronicles of Narnia

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I’ve loved the Chronicles of Narnia since I first read them as a kid. C.S. Lewis introduced his readers to the world of Narnia over 60 years ago, but the stories are as fresh and meaningful now as they were when they were first published.

I think it’s interesting that the order of the books was changed to chronological later. The original publication order is: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, The Horse and His Boy, The Magician’s Nephew and The Last Battle. The chronological order is: The Magician’s Nephew, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Horse and His Boy, Price Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair and The Last Battle. The series is enjoyable in whatever order they’re read; there’s nothing wrong with reading them in chronological order. However, in my opinion, the books are easier to understand if you start with The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and read them in the order published. You’re first introduced to the Pevensie children in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and find out how they first ended up in Narnia. The rest of the books kind of fill in the backstory between that first trip to Narnia and the The Last Battle.

Whatever the case, the Chronicles of Narnia are special. I happen to like the movies a lot too, although not quite as much as the books. The books are a tough act to follow.

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