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The Chronicles of Narnia

Updated on October 18, 2012

The Chronicles of Narnia: A Summary of the Series

The Narnia series is a timeless Christian classic. Many have read the The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by are less familiar with the other books in the series. Below is a summary of each of the seven books in the series. It is my hope, more will become acquainted will all the books, as much as we have come to know and love the The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

The Magician's Nephew

Although sixth book of the seventh to be published, The Magician's Nephew is the prequel to the series. This book is about a boy and a girl who is warped to a dead world much older then our own. The travel by touching a yellow or green rings made by the boy's uncle who was a magician. There they free a witch from a long sleep and she sets out to reign over earth. Aslan, the King and Lion comes and saves the world and creates Narnia.

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrope

Four children find an entrance to Narnia through a wardrobe. An evil witch has taken control of the magical world and made it cold and wintery. It was foretold that 4 children of Adam would come and take their place on the throne after the witch was conquered. The witch tricked on of the boys to betray his siblings and Aslan had to sacrifice himself to save the boy. The witch was conquered and the children ruled Naria for several years

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Prince Caspian

Hundreds of years in Narnian time, a new prince from a far away land is next in line to be king. He learns of the mysterious legends of King Peter and his 3 siblings and when he discovers their truth his father banishes him from the castle. He knows he must restore old Narnia to its proper government, and with a Badger finding Susan’s magical horn; Caspian summons the 4 kids back to help (it being only a year later in human time).

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

This was perhaps my most favorite of the Chronicles. Lucy and Edwin return for their third and final adventure, and bring along their bratty cousin “Scrub.” The 3 meet Prince Caspian, as he and his crew are sailing to Aslan’s Island. Scrubs laziness and pride gets himself into trouble and is turned into a dragon. Only Aslan can save him from his new form, and when he does, scrub loses his old self and is reborn as a new person.

The Silver Chair

The Silver Chair

Scrub, with his new friend Jill, is sent back to Narnia by decree of Aslan the king of Narnia. King Caspian was now old. The wicked queen invades the land and must be conquered. King Caspian dies. But by the blood of Aslan he regains life and is restored to his youth. Caspian is granted his wish to see our world.

The Horse and His Boy

A talking horse trapped on our world finds an ill-treated boy and plot to run away together, back to Narnia. On the way another talking horse is found with a young girl making there escape. Many trails and tribulations come their way, but in the end it is discovered that they were brought on them by Aslan and for their well being.

The Last Battle

The Last Battle is the final book of the Narnia Series. In my excitement to share my summaries of the earlier 6 books, I have not yet read the last book. This I hope to do soon and add what I learn when I can. In the mean time, I hope you begin your adventure in reading, by enjoying the Narnia Classics.

Favorite Book in the Chronicles of Narina Series

No doubt The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is the most loved of the series, but maybe others have another favorite. This pull is to compare The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to all six others in the series

Is your favorite Narnia book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, or one of the others?

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      JenaleeMortensen 4 years ago

      CS Lewis is a great author.

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      Barbara Isbill 5 years ago from New Market Tn 37820

      Love the series and the movies .. for a long time, fans!

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      phektiong 5 years ago

      Love the series so much. Could not wait for all the movies too.

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      blessedmomto7 5 years ago

      I love this series. I read it as a kid and now my kids read it.

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      PaigSr 5 years ago from State of Confussion

      I know that there is a new series of the Narnia on film. But I still like the older one as well. Yes I am showing my age again.

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      flashkid 5 years ago

      I only saw the Narnia films. I didn't know they are based on books and that there are so many others in the series

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      VspaBotanicals 5 years ago

      Love this lens.

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      Faye Rutledge 5 years ago from Concord VA

      My grandson loves Chronicles of Narnia! He has all of the books and movies.

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      Cara 5 years ago

      My wonderful childhood books.

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      Li-Li-ThePinkBookworm 5 years ago

      I enjoyed your brief overviews of each book. A couple typos in titles and such, but other than that it is really good.

      Li Li

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      KyraB 5 years ago

      Great lens! i just noticed however a little typo in one of the children's names such as Lucy's brother's name is not Edwin but Edmund. Just thought you might want to fix that :)

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      TheBLU26 5 years ago

      Timeless indeed! Another great lens! Well done!