The Last Battle

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Collins, 1989 - Children's stories, English - 172 pages
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Grade 6-8-With Eustace and Jill at his side, the King, the noble unicorn Jewel, and a few remaining loyal subjects must stand fast against the powers of evil and darkness and fight The Last Battle to decide the future of this once glorious kingdom. Lewis's not-so-hidden message rings loud and clear as characters from the six previous books about Narnia gather together in Paradise after victory in the greatest conflagration imaginable.

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The prose is stiff, preachy and self-important. - LibraryThing
What amazing imagery! - LibraryThing
Perfect ending to a series. - LibraryThing
However...the ending...blew me away. - LibraryThing
... but I just avoid this book The ending is ok. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - JazMinderr - LibraryThing

this is the only book of the series that i really honestly dont like. I hated the donkey & the lion thing HATED IT I think I just dont like humilation and stupidity and I dont like it when bad things ... Read full review

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User Review  - ImperfectCJ - LibraryThing

My daughter (age 9) said that this was a good ending to the series. My son (nearly 5) was just excited that he had listened to a seven-book series. They're playing Narnia-inspired games together now ... Read full review

About the author (1989)

C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis, "Jack" to his intimates, was born on November 29, 1898 in Belfast, Ireland. His mother died when he was 10 years old and his lawyer father allowed Lewis and his brother Warren extensive freedom. The pair were extremely close and they took full advantage of this freedom, learning on their own and frequently enjoying games of make-believe. These early activities led to Lewis's lifelong attraction to fantasy and mythology, often reflected in his writing. He enjoyed writing about, and reading, literature of the past, publishing such works as the award-winning The Allegory of Love (1936), about the period of history known as the Middle Ages. Although at one time Lewis considered himself an atheist, he soon became fascinated with religion. He is probably best known for his books for young adults, such as his Chronicles of Narnia series. This fantasy series, as well as such works as The Screwtape Letters (a collection of letters written by the devil), is typical of the author's interest in mixing religion and mythology, evident in both his fictional works and nonfiction articles. Lewis served with the Somerset Light Infantry in World War I; for nearly 30 years he served as Fellow and tutor of Magdalen College at Oxford University. Later, he became Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University. C.S. Lewis married late in life, in 1957, and his wife, writer Joy Davidman, died of cancer in 1960. He remained at Cambridge until his death on November 22, 1963.

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