The Last Battleby C.S. Lewis
Series: The Chronicles of Narnia #7
288 pages, Fantasy
Reviewed by Jeanne
A majestic, fantastic allegory suitable for ages both young and old.
PlotIn this last book of "The Chronicles of Narnia," King Tirian, Eustace, and Jill fight to save Narnia from the hands of a tyrannical ape and a donkey masquerading as the Great Lion Aslan.
MoralityAs in the rest of the books, none of the characters are perfect, but the protagonists try to do what is right. They fight for Aslan and maintain their faith in him, though they are tempted to stumble. Some characters deny the very existence of Aslan and the Ape does what he does for profit.
Spiritual ContentThe Chronicles of Narnia are allegorical works based on Christianity. The lion Aslan represents Christ, as the god Tash represents Satan in this work.
ViolenceSomeone attempts to cut off a unicorn's horn, and there is a non-graphic battle at the end of the story.
Drug and Alcohol ContentWine is mentioned occasionally through the story, but there is no drunkenness.
Crude or Profane Language or ContentNone.
ConclusionThe Last Battle, along with all of the Chronicles of Narnia, is an allegory second only to Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. The plot is simple and suited for children, but it has been found by many to be an ageless book with equally ageless messages. As one grows older and reads this book over again, details that younger eyes will miss will be clear.
|Written for Age:||8-10|
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