Book Reviews

The Magician’s Nephew (The Chronicles of Narnia, #1) by C. S. Lewis

The Magician's Nephew

Title: The Magician’s Nephew (The Chronicles of Narnia, #1)
Author: C. S. Lewis
Rating: ★★★★

The secret passage to the house next door leads to a fascinating adventure

NARNIA…where the woods are thick and cold, where Talking Beasts are called to life…a new world where the adventure begins.

Digory and Polly meet and become friends one cold, wet summer in London. Their lives burst into adventure when Digory’s Uncle Andrew, who thinks he is a magician, sends them hurtling to…somewhere else. They find their way to Narnia, newborn from the Lion’s song, and encounter the evil sorceress Jadis before they finally return home.

The Magician’s Nephew: ★★★★

Welcome to the prequel to The Chronicles of Narnia. This is the birth of Narnia and the introduction of Jadis, our evil queen.


The reader will lose his/herself in the land and fall in love with the characters along the way. What is entirely interesting is that the creation of Narnia was a total accident coming from the typical curiosity of children.

Lewis paints a beautiful picture of the landscape and environment of Narnia. It is no wonder everyone is so fascinated by it. I would love to visit one day (if it existed)!

My favorite component of the series is that they are based on the Creation story in the Bible. However, the religious references are not overwhelming for those who are not as religious. The Magician’s Nephew was a fun, light-hearted read and enjoyable for all ages.