December 1st- The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

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December 1st- The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe recommended by Rhys of ThirstforFiction.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe UK CoverI thought it’d be fun to start with a wintery classic- namely The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, C S Lewis’ first published novel in his children’s fantasy series. I’m sure you’ve heard of it- and probably read it, or watched the film…

But for those who haven’t (where’ve you been?!), perhpaps you should read it this Christmas- not only is it one of the most bestselling books of all time, but it is also steeped in myth, fantasy, and ultimately, wintry goodness!

Written in the 1950s by Clive Staples Lewis, a good friend of J R R Tolkien, they follow siblings Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy as they discover a magical world hidden in the back of a wardrobe- Narnia, which has been condemned to eternal winter, by the evil queen Jadis, or the White Witch. Fulfilling ancient prophecies, they have been tasked with saving Narnia and restoring it to what it once was, while Aslan, a mysterious speaking lion, watches over them. (Also: Father Christmas is has a guest appearance!)

When Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy took their first steps into the world behind the magic wardrobe, little do they realise what adventures are about to unfold. And as the story of Narnia begins to unfold, so to does a classic tale that has enchanted readers of all ages for over half a century.

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About Rhys

Rhys is a 19 year old with roots in the UK and Germany. Aside from reading and blogging, he also produces theatre, loves Kate Bush and hopes to pursue a career in publishing. His reviews have been widely quoted in books such as Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines Quartet, Catherine Bruton’s Pop!, James Treadwell’s Advent and Anarchy and he has presented at such events as Book Expo America.

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