Book Review: The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia #6) by C.S. Lewis


65641Title: The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia #6)
Author: C.S. Lewis
Genre: Middle Grade / YA Fantasy
Publication Date: September 7th, 1953
Publisher: HarperCollins

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Jill and Eustace must rescue the Prince from the evil Witch.

NARNIA…where owls are wise, where some of the giants like to snack on humans, where a prince is put under an evil spell…and where the adventure begins.

Eustace and Jill escape from the bullies at school through a strange door in the wall, which, for once, is unlocked. It leads to the open moor…or does it? Once again Aslan has a task for the children, and Narnia needs them. Through dangers untold and caverns deep and dark, they pursue the quest that brings them face to face with the evil Witch. She must be defeated if Prince Rillian is to be saved.” (Goodreads)

Even though I have read this before (many years ago), I wasn’t sure what this would be about since I didn’t even read the blurb. Once they stated Eustace’s name I may have eye-rolled just a bit because he was one of my least favorite characters in the last book.

Since that was the case, this is my least favorite book out of the entire series. I just wasn’t a fan of Eustace or Jill and I missed the Pevensie children. Although, if they had been in here I feel like it would have been a much different story.

The plot follows them along as they try to find Prince Rillian who has been missing for a long while. Caspian is now an old man and so they hope to reunite them before he dies. It was a bit sad to see Caspian so old because I did enjoy him in the other books that he is in.

During their travel, Eustace and Jill are tempted by their desires. They didn’t listen to Aslan’s instructions and find themselves almost being eaten. This definitely paralleled the life of a sinner where sometimes desire takes a hold of us and even though it fills our needs at the time, it doesn’t always mean there won’t be consequences.

Overall, I liked this one and the messages I noticed while listening. I just didn’t like the characters that much.

-Joanna TheGeekishBrunette (1)


6 thoughts on “Book Review: The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia #6) by C.S. Lewis

    1. Thank you! I liked The Horse and his Boy just a bit more than this one but it doesn’t beat it by much. I can look past them though since I love the series overall!

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  1. I has been AGES since I decided to finally binge read this series, and I believe this was my least favourite book too. I loved Voyage Of the Dawn Treader, that will always be my favourite. However, without spoilers, the final book ruined the series as a whole for me.

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    1. I have reread the last one and I had to go back to see what I thought (I haven’t posted it yet, ha) I think it was a good book but not a favorite.


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