This is the last book in The Chronicles of Narnia. It all starts with an ape named
Ape Shift and a donkey named Puzzle. Shift likes to take advantage of the fact that he is more clever than Puzzle and has him do a lot for him. One day Shift sees something in a whirlpool and has Puzzle go in and get it for him. It tuns out to be a lionskin. Shift comes up with the idea of tying the skin to Puzzle and pretending that Puzzle is Aslan so more will happen the way he wants it to.
Meanwhile King Tirian and his friend Jewel the Unicorn are out enjoying the wonderful day in Narnia. They are approached by a Dryad who tells them that the forrests are being destroyed. She disappears before being able to give much more information as her tree is cut down. Quickly they race to the area and find Calmorenes cutting down the forrest and that they are doing so because Aslan ordered it.
They find out that Shift has gone so far in his ruse to say that he is the voice of Aslan and everyone must do what he says. He is also now saying that Aslan and Tash, god of the Calmorenes, are the same person. When Tirian challenges this, he is overpowered and tied to a tree and left for dead and Jewel is captured and tied up.
While tied to the tree, a few mice, rabbits, and other small animals try to help the King, but he tells them to flee and save themselves. He calls out to Aslan for help and gets no response. He then remembers stories that have been passed down of children that come from another world when Narnia is in times if distress. He calls for the friends of Narnia to help and soon after Eustace Scrubb and Jill Pole appear out of nowhere.
I can now say that I have read The Chronicles of Narnia!! Bring on the moives! I just had to say that.
I love that it’s Eustace and Jill again! I believe that he has had the most trips to Narnia of all of them. The fact that in the end they are all there was a wonderful twist. I do wonder why he wrote Susan out of it though. It just seemed strange. But the fact that they all got to be in Narnia again was wonderful. The fact that they all died in our world was a little disturbing though. In the end it was a wonderful way to wrap the series up. Everything’s all tied together and there are no lose ends. It’s a great, very satisfying, ending.
Spring Book Challenge: Read one book in your favorite genre and one book in a radically different genre.