Day 13 — The Chronicles of Narnia

Nikolas Panggabean
2 min readMar 18, 2021

The Chronicles of Narnia are by far the best books I’ve ever read. I can’t pick a favourite, they’re all so good. I think it all started when I was given the fourth book, Prince Caspian, when I was still in primary school. I thought it was really good and I realized that I love fantasy genres like this (kingdoms, mystical creatures, etc.). While I was rummaging through the bookshelf one day, it turned out that my mother had a book which comprised of the first three volumes. After reading those, I set out to find the last 3 books but they were really pricey so I just downloaded them to read on my tablet.

What I really love about the series is the amount of effort C. S. Lewis spent on the world-building and lore of Narnia. I must admit that Tolkien does a much better job at these aspects (I’m still reading the Lord of the Rings series) but C. S. Lewis writes it in a way that is much easier to digest for younger readers. The storyline of each book is pretty straightforward but there are a lot of twists and turns that leave you wanting to turn the page every time. Every book is set in its own time period but each subsequent book is set further in the future. Book 1 describes the beginnings of Narnia, and book 7 describes the end of Narnia.

The dynamic of the main characters in each book is also a major highlight. Some books may have more than 1 main character (usually children), and as their adventure progresses you see them grow more mature and close to each other. The supporting characters are really well thought out too with their often quirky but great personalities.

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Nikolas Panggabean
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