The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (#4 Narnia)

The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, #4)

The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis

Originally Published: 1953

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The Silver Chair is the 4th book in the Narnia series (published order).

This book seemed to have a very slow start. 

Eustace is again in Narnia.  This time Jill is dragged along, as they narrowly escape the bullies.  She meets Aslan, who gives her specific instructions so that she can save Prince Rillian.  Jill doesn’t always remember these instructions until too late.

Eustace doesn’t actually play that big of a part in this story.  He is no longer this know-it-all kid that I loved to hate.

Jill is a very strong character.  She is very “human”.  She’s not just some sweet imitation of Lucy or Susan from the earlier books.  She is strong.  She makes mistakes.  She owns up to them.

The introduction of  Puddleglum, a marsh- wiggle, as their guide, is hilarious.  He is probably my favorite character.  Talk about pessimism.  He takes it to extremes.

Overall, the story was okay,  it was really the characters in this one that kept you interested.

Narnia is a series for children.  Who says children have to be young?

 

Favorite Quotes from The Silver Chair:

“Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.”

“Life isn’t all fricasseed frogs and eel pie.”

 

Re-Read: March 2016

 

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