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Overview When evil comes to Narnia, Jill and Eustace help fight the great last battle and Aslan leads his people to a glorious new paradise
A beautiful paperback edition of The Last Battle, book seven in the classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia, featuring cover art by three time Caldecott-winning illustrator, David Wiesner, and black-and-white illustrations by the series' original illustrator, Pauline Baynes.
During the last days of Narnia, the land faces its fiercest challenge--not an invader from without but an enemy from within. Lies and treachery have taken root, and only the king and a small band of loyal followers can prevent the destruction of all they hold dear in this, the magnificent ending to The Chronicles of Narnia.
The Last Battle is the seventh and final book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, which has been drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over sixty years. A complete stand-alone read, but if you want to relive the adventures and find out how it began, pick up The Magician's Nephew, the first book in The Chronicles of Narnia.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.58" Width: 5.16" Height: 0.52" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Jan 2, 2008
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Chronicles Of Narnia
Series Number 7
ISBN 0064405036 ISBN13 9780064405034 UPC 025986405038
Availability 0 units.
More About C. S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis was a professor of medieval and Renaissance literature at Oxford and Cambridge universities who wrote more than thirty books in his lifetime, including The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Mere Christianity. He died in 1963.
C. S. Lewis was born in 1898 and died in 1963.
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It's Curtains for the Aslan Gang! Nov 6, 2005
This is the last book in the NARNIA series. It's about the end of the world, and everyone dies at the end. This is why most of the reviews you read here are negative. But don't let that fool you! C.S. Lewis does some of his best writing here, describing the evil Ape, Shift, and his false prophet ways, which are based on the Book of Revelations. The way Shift mixes heresy and lies with political treason makes for electrifying suspense and sustained intrigue for readers of all ages.
One of the things that make the earlier books so smug and tiresome is the way the "good" people always triumph over the evil. In this book, for once you get a real picture of evil and good being mixed together. Some Calormenes turn out to be good. Some Narnians turn out to be bad. Lewis drops the usual smug, white-man's burden stuff, and lets the "darkies" (that's what he actually calls the Calormenes) win won for a change.
Susan did not make it into heaven with the rest of the Pevensie children, but I like to think she grew up to be a swinging hippy chick and had sex with Sidney Poitier. Or with Jimi Hendrix at Monterey. If you know what I mean.
Finally Finished it! Oct 20, 2005
For adults, Narnia is easy reading. I think others might have mentioned how linear the stories are on the whole, but together the stories make for an excellent tale. I don't think adult or child can go wrong with this series.
A rather exciting beginning for a syrupy ending. Aug 18, 2005
This is the seventh and last (chronologically) Chronicle of Narnia (after The Magician's Nephew; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair).
This final volume is more or less cut in two parts. In the first one, an Ape called Shift bullies and forces his companion Puzzle the donkey to wear an old lion skin on his back and to pretend he's Aslan the great Lion. Allied with Calormenes, they start slaughtering Talking Beasts and doing other evil deeds.
To Tirian, the current King of Narnia, and to his dear friend Jewel the noble Unicorn, this seems like a most unusual behaviour for Aslan, so they set out in search of the truth. They'll call children from our world to their aid: Eustace and Jill.
Ensues a battle opposing the King's small party to the Calormenes and the Men and Beasts they've managed to cheat.
In the second half of the book, like in a mirror image of the adventures of Digory and Polly in The Magician's Nephew, we witness the unmaking of the World by Aslan (the real one this time). Like in a curtain call, all the characters (but one) from the previous volumes return for the final journey to the forever kingdom of Aslan.
Whereas the beginning was rather exciting, I found the ending really too syrupy and allegorical. It was also very shocking to see the absence of Susan explained by "she's interested in nothing nowadays except nylons and lipstick and invitations." With its oldish style, and the fact that the baddies, the Calormenes, have a definite Middle-Eastern profile, I felt that the book was really anchored in the 1950's. I must admit I'm glad to have finally finished the series.
The Last Battle Jul 7, 2005
The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis is the 7th and last book in the Narnia series and tells the tale of the false aslan and his moth piece the evil monkey. Once again Eustace and Jill are the main heroes but we also see glimpses of polly, digory, peter, edmund and lucy. As always the book is filled to the brimm with Christian alegory and being a devout Protestant I could easily enjoy these parts. I love the illustrations in the book and the dialogue and the discriptors are simply splendid. This is an awesome book that should not be missed by fans of good fantasy or awesome litterature.
A STELLAR VOICE PERFORMANCE Jun 28, 2005
Few among us haven't seen Star Trek either on the big screen or on television and quickly recognized internationally acclaimed actor Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. For this role he received Best Actor nominations from the American TV Awards and the Screen Actors Guild.
As outstanding as his portrayal of Picard was it is only a small part of his impressive resume. He's a noted Shakespearean actor, and has appeared on Broadway in his one man show, A Christmas Carol, plus a host of other plays.
With his resonant, stage trained voice, he's the ideal performer for The Last Battle. And, this is called a "performance" rather than a "reading." Rightly so.
C.S. Lewis, also a man of many gifts, is perhaps best remembered for his Chronicles of Narnia, which has enchanted both adults and children. This series of seven stories takes place in an incredible land, Narnia, where good battles evil in mythical struggles.
The Last Battle, the concluding chapter in the series, finds Narnia invaded by their enemies and the young King Tirian followed by only a few must fight for Narnia's very existence.