Beginning of the classic, "Chronicles of Narnia." This was not one of my favorites but it lays down some interesting background to the other stories and presents the introduction of evil into the world of Narnia.
This is the beautiful story of how the land of Narnia was created. I'm glad I read it before diving into the series (there are two different philosophies as to how the Chronicles are arranged, and one of them has this one as the first book).
The beginning of Narnia. You don't have to read this book first but it sets up the next book. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. It explains where the Lion, Witch and wardrobe came from....well maybe not so much the Lion.
"The Magician's Nephew" tells of the creation of Narnia by the great and powerful Aslan, and the temptation of a son of Adam, by a deceiver, with an apple from a forbidden tree.
This is the story of Digory and Polly, two friends who, upon an accidental meeting with Magician wanna-be Uncle Andrew, find themselves in a head spinning adventure involving other worlds, magical rings, an evil sorceress, a cabby and his horse, talking animals, and a collection of fauns, satyrs, dwarves and naiads.
I'm not a good one to ask about a review. I am a huge Narnia fan and have read them all on numerous occasions, save this one.
First reading and loved it! As good as any of the Narnia books and better than some.
Great story line and the good guys win. Fiction that makes you want to do better in reality.
Try it, you'll like it.
The Magician's Nephew is a timeless classic. It sets the stage for the rest of the Narnia books. It gives us the history of Narnia and teaches some valuable lessons. In this book, it seems that the most prominent lesson is on the dangers of greed. This is a book for all ages and one day I plan to pass them on to my children.