Author: C.S. Lewis
Released: 1 January 1950
Publisher: Harper Collins
Series: The Chronicles Of Narnia #2
Narnia... a land frozen in eternal winter... a country waiting to be set free.
Four adventurers step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia - a land enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change... and a great sacrifice.
It's so great to actually know the proper Narnia story, rather than what was in the movie. I really enjoyed this second book and am excited to see where the series goes from here.
This book sees Narnia over one hundred years after Aslan created it. The White Witch Jadis is now Queen and has plunged the country into eternal winter, but no Christmas. That is, until the arrival of Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, two sons of Adam and two daughters of Ever who are set to fill an ancient prophecy and bring down the Witch once and for all. With the help of Narnian's and Aslan, Jadis and her army are brought down and Narnia enters the Golden Age.
I am a massive fan of the movie, so I was super excited going into this book and reading the original story. I really enjoyed how the story played out, and how it jumped right into Lucy discovering the Wardrobe and the magnificent world who lies behind it.
Obviously, this is a children's book, so it's not meant to be that long and detailed, but I do wish it was. The ending of the book did seem to rush through events and I would have loved to know more about what happened between the coronation and the hunting of the white stag - but then again, that is not what the book is about.
Overall, I really love this series and can't wait to continue on with the next books. I love the world and the characters and being able to escape to such a magical world.