Friday, March 5, 2010

The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis

The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis

This was the sixth story in the Chronicles of Narnia series. Once again I listened to it on audio CD while in the car. In this installment Eustace returns to Narnia with a schoolmate, Jill, and meets Aslan on a mountain. Aslan blows the children to where a ship is leaving on a voyage and gives just Jill four signs they are supposed to use and follow. The children have a very tough time with each of the signs for one reason or another. Caspian makes an appearance too, except this time he is an old man nearing the end of his life rather than the vibrant young man we left at the end of “Voyage of the Dawn Treader“.

I enjoyed this adventure with Jill, Eustace and Puddleglum the Marshwiggle. They travel north into the giants territory, where they meet the Lady with the Green Kirtle, a black knight, and giants. They travel through bad weather and even take a trip through an underground world all while seeking to find Prince Rillian, Caspian’s son, who disappeared ten years ago. C.S. Lewis does a wonderful job of describing and creating both the giants and their castle as well as the underground domain of the Lady in the Green Kirtle. It will be interesting to see how the series wraps up in “The Last Battle”. I am currently listening to both that and “The Swan Thieves” depending on who is with me in the car.

1 comment:

  1. I loved this series and would love to listen to it on audio.