The Last Battle

The Last Battle

Book - 2000 | 1st Harper Trophy ed.
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When evil comes to Narnia, Jill and Eustace help fight the great last battle and Aslan leads his people to a glorious new paradise.
Publisher: New York : HarperTrophy, 2000, c1984.
Edition: 1st Harper Trophy ed.
ISBN: 9780064409414
Branch Call Number: J LEWIS, C.
Characteristics: 211 p. : col. ill., map ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Baynes, Pauline


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I love C.S Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia. I read all the books except the Magicians Nephew. I'm going to read that next. I like all the books. The funniest part in The Last Battle was probably when the dwarfs were complaining about eating hay and dirty water when they weren't and not wanting to be taken in reactions. The creepy part was when Tirian, Eustace and Jill saw Tash in the Forest.
-Maddie, Age 8

This is a mixed review.

For those of you not familiar, this is a fantastical rendition of the Book of Revelations. Other Narnia books skirt around religious themes and motives, but this is pretty blatant, for better or worse.

On one hand, the first 2/3 of the book is grim, depressing, and full of knowing nods. If there was ever a movie based on this book, it might not be half bad.

On the other hand, the last third is absolutely wonderful, and one of the best 'happily ever afters' to be found in literature. It's worth slogging through the entirety of the series just to read the last few chapters and feel oh so content.

Mark_Daly Aug 15, 2017

So much goes wrong in this story (in contrast to the optimism of the earlier books) that it may fairly be called nightmarish. Older readers may want to seek out Neil Gaiman's story "The Problem of Susan" for a contrasting view.

Mar 17, 2017

***SPOILERS*** I used to be confused about the ending of this book. I think now I'm a little more comfortable with how I feel about it. It was really confusing how Aslan showed that the two worlds were combined together, and that "Narnia" was just a figurative image of a world the children lived in. Also, the "deaths" really concerned me because while they were happy with Him, they somehow died in a train crash? The sadness in that was enveloped into a happier reunion, which was a bittersweet tale. The introduction was not what I was expecting at all, so I guess I didn't enjoy this book quite as much as the previous ones. 3/5 stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Aug 18, 2015

My favorite book of all time. The beginning was a little depressing, but the ending was the sweetest, cry-for-joy endings a book could ever have. Yes, Aslan's country was the best part.

OPLKids Aug 12, 2015

My favourite part was when they went into Aslan's country. My favourite character is Peter. In the end, Narnia was destroyed and all of the good people and good animals went to Aslan.

Jun 10, 2015

My favorite book in the Narnia series. The ending was just beautiful and C. S. Lewis final chapter was just magic.

Feb 22, 2015

who are the character's? Is it peter,susan,Edmund and Lucy?

Feb 13, 2015

While the beginning is hard to get into because even more new characters are introduced, the ending of this book is very well done. If you love Narnia this may be quite the tear-jerker (C.S. Lewis was a theologist, thus Aslan represents God-- thus, what does God do?) but not in a sad way. (If you have faith in Aslan you will be fine.)

Despite the fact that not all of the characters return in the end, I was happy about the group that he chose. It puts a neat little bow on the entire series and ties in nicely with the first book -- very full circle. I wish that they ended the movie adaptation with this book. Oh well. Happy reading!

Aug 23, 2014

A great read again but SPOILER***

I was upset that Susan never returned to Narnia.

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Aug 25, 2015

"now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before"

Oct 21, 2013

He meant to go on and ask how the god Tash, who fed on the blood of his people, could possibly be the same as the good Lion, by whose blood all of Narnia was saved. If he had been allowed to speak, the rule of the ape would have ended that day; the Beasts might have seen the truth and thrown the ape down.


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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

The Last Battle chronicles the end of the world of Narnia. Jill and Eustace return to save Narnia from Shift, an ape, who tricks Puzzle, a donkey, into impersonating the lion Aslan, precipitating a showdown between the Calormenes and King Tirian.


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