l‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ is an enchanting tale told only as C.S. Lewis can. Filled with a multitude of unique characters and set against a backdrop of beautifully detailed scenery, the author paints a picture with his words that captivates readers of all ages. Intertwining aspects of modern religion with the creatively absurd, C.S. Lewis masterfully brings this imaginary world out of the pages of the book and into the reality of his readers. What starts as a seemingly ordinary game of hide and seek soon turns into a magical adventure that stretches from one corner of the imagination to the other. Finding themselves whisked away with the opening of a very special door, Edmund, Lucy, Peter, and Susan embark on a strange and wonderful journey through the magical world of Narnia. Having befriended some odd allies along the way, the children soon find that they possess the strength within themselves to overcome any and all adversity.
Catering to the whimsical of heart, ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ offers a pleasant escape from a complacent climate in which everyone seems to be content with the escalating global violence into a world which individual acts of heroism are commonplace even expected. Teaching that one person can make a difference no matter their size, age or education, C.S. Lewis has created kings, queens, warriors and magicians out of the mere mortals that were his readers. Having woven a deep bond between the characters of the story, Lewis is sure to snare even the most imaginatively dull reader. One word of caution, ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ does tend to leave the reader wanting more. Fortunately, it is only the first book in a series of books entitled, ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ and the next big adventure is only a page away!