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Narnia . . . where giants wreak havoc . . . where evil weaves a spell . . . where enchantment rules.
Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, a noble band of friends is sent to rescue a prince held captive. But their mission to Underland brings them face-to-face with an evil more beautiful and more deadly than they ever expected.
The Silver Chair is the sixth book in C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia, a series that has become part of the canon of classic literature, drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over fifty years. This is a complete stand-alone read, but if you want to discover what happens in the final days of Narnia, read The Last Battle, the seventh and concluding book in The Chronicles of Narnia.
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THE SILVER CHAIR
The Chronicles of Narnia
Journeying to the wild lands of the north, the friends and their companion Puddleglum battle mighty storms and encounter a race of giants who like nothing better than a tasty snack--of human children! Searching deep underground in the grim land of the Earthmen, they encounter the wicked Green Lady who has evil plans to overthrow King Caspian and become Queen of Narnia.
This acclaimed BBC Radio Dramatization perfectly captures the enchanted world where our young heroes must yet again struggle with the forces of darkness. With a stellar cast, authentic sound effects and stirring music, The Silver Chair will warm and engage the hearts of children and adults alike. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B004DNWQ34
- Publisher : HarperCollins; Illustrated edition (October 6, 2009)
- Publication date : October 6, 2009
- Language : English
- File size : 6644 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 176 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : B09B7Z77KL
- Best Sellers Rank: #24,098 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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As the story starts, two children are desperately fleeing from bullies who are picking on them at a boarding school in England. They are young Eustace Scrubb (who first went to Narnia with his cousins, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, in the previous book) and his schoolmate, Jill POle. In an attempt to cheer up his friend, Eustace tells her about Narnia. They get this idea to flee to Narnia, and do a pseudo-religious ceremony. Of course, it doesn't work, but then when they are trapped, and despair of escaping the mocking (and possbily beating), they find a doorway into Narnia.
Stunned, they enter, and the adventure starts. This well-loved children's story is one that has taught so many young children, and their adult family members, the lessons of trust in, and faithfulness to, our Heavenly Father. When Jill is given the signs to find the lost Prince, missing son of King Caspian, and heir to the Narnian throne, she must memorize them. She is admonished by Aslan to always recite them to herself, and never forget them. At first, she complies, but as the quest becomes more and more difficult, she soon gives up on them.
Many *may* be tempted to condemn Jill, but really she is a picture of all of us. We all forget to memorize and keep track of our own signs, God's Word. As the children soon discover, once we repent, God will be sure to set us on the right path. Not to say that there will not be discipline, but set us aright, He will.
The children and their Narnian guide and companion, Puddleglum the Marsh-Wiggle, discover that even after they messed up, that Aslan's signs are still useful. Indeed, Aslan anticipated and prepared for the recalcitrance of the servants he chose out to send on the journey. He is in control. As the Great Lion Himself told young Jill Pole, they only called to Him, because He first called to them.
That is one of the deepest truths of the Scriptures. Often we think that we are capable of calling to God, or desiring Him, when really it is *Him* calling to *us*. God constantly awakens our hearts and desires. He resurrects our souls to accept Him to salvation, and then continues to awaken our base, carnal desires. Indeed, every one of us has a pivotal part (even when sometimes it may seem small to us in our limited vantage point of our own, finite bodies and minds) to play in the King of the Universe's grand plan, in His grand drama. when we *think* that we chose Him, He really chose us. When we think that we called to Him to allow us to enter His presence and serve Him, He really called us to Himself for these purposes.
The exciting part of all of this, as the children discover, is that He ensures that we only have what we can handle. Sometimes it may seem tedious or be truly painful, or our brothers and sisters in the faith may seem boring or unlikable, but they are what and who He gives to us to help us out. Just as the children discover this with their resources they bring to the table and with their Marsh-Wiggle friend, so we too discover this as well.
Beyond this wonderful story and the lessons behind it, is the vivid descriptions of the world that Lewis created. One almost finds oneself transported to this area of lush, green grass; cold, wet snow; frightening giants; and wonderful, hearty food. Like almost no other author, Lewis could really describe these externals that most writers and readers don't even pay attention to. This is sad that more authors today do not try to learn to write about these facets of a good story, for they really add to the overall pleasure of reading.
Finally, characters are my major focus when I read any work. I love good, well-rounded characters, and Scrubb, Pole, and Puddleglum are just that. These characters are, even more than the Pevensies in my opinion, truly accessible to the reader. You see yourself in their foibles. Your own doubts, fears, and issues with trusting God. Given some of Lewis's biographical information, as revealed in his intellectual autobiography *Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life*, this is likely due to Lewis's own experiences. He put into Scrubb and Pole the vulnerabilities that he himself had. We can be grateful that he did, for it gave us a rich and rewarding story, and great Biblical lessons.
On all levels this is a wonderful story. On a simple level it is entertaining, fast moving and relatively short. The language is, like all of C.S. Lewis' writing, superb. The character of Puddleglum is pure gold-- an incredibly interesting and memorable character with some really fun quotable lines.
On a deeper level this book is super encouraging. C.S. Lewis was a Christian, and this novel speaks strongly to a couple of points: the necessity of daily reminding ourselves of God's Word (because the world is complicated, confusing and deceitful and it is easy to get turned around), and that God's faithfulness to us is not dependent on our faithfulness to Him or our getting everything right. Without giving too much of a spoiler, my favorite part of the book is near the end, when the main characters find themselves facing a direct attack of the equivalent of the serpent in the garden; the enemy, in the guise of a friend, whispering "logical" arguments to them to convince them that everything they know to be true is just their imagination. How they are freed from this situation you will have to read the book to find out!
Lewis keeps to his standard of innocent children gaining confidence as they encounter obstacles. The land of the giants is scary with implied cannibalism. Aslan plays a minor role, mostly by breathing. The general theme is that just because people appear nice doesn't mean they are.
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I liked the bit where the Prince was on the chair about to turn lunatic. I disliked the bit where the earth man came in the book.
I highly recommend this product and I would ask my brother to read it.
Very much enjoyed this book, i love the writing style. Cant wait to read the next, The Horse and His Boy (published order)
As i always say, read all and rate yourself and write a review.
Little needs to be said about the book except that, in this audiobook, it is unabridged. (Choose carefully to avoid the abridged versions if you want the complete Lewis!)
Bought for the grand-children (too young yet but they do a lot of car-travel), it is well produced, read well and a good companion to the book. I now have the whole series.
I enjoyed it too!