The Last Battle

The Last Battle

C.S. Lewis Pauline Baynes / Apr 09, 2020

The Last Battle The last battle is the greatest battle of all Narnia where lies breed fear where loyalty is tested where all hope seems lost During the last days of Narnia the land faces its fiercest challenge not a

  • Title: The Last Battle
  • Author: C.S. Lewis Pauline Baynes
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  • The last battle is the greatest battle of all Narnia where lies breed fear where loyalty is tested where all hope seems lost During the last days of Narnia, the land faces its fiercest challenge not an invader from without but an enemy from within Lies and treachery have taken root, and only the king and a small band of loyal followers can prevent the destrucThe last battle is the greatest battle of all Narnia where lies breed fear where loyalty is tested where all hope seems lost During the last days of Narnia, the land faces its fiercest challenge not an invader from without but an enemy from within Lies and treachery have taken root, and only the king and a small band of loyal followers can prevent the destruction of all they hold dear in this, the magnificent ending to the Chronicles of Narnia.

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      • C.S. Lewis Pauline Baynes

        Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this nameIVE STAPLES LEWIS 1898 1963 was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954 He was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement He wrote than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and been transformed into three major motion pictures.Lewis was married to poet Joy Davidman.


    1. I think this is the first book I've ever hated. And that list is pretty short. As a child, it really distressed me - I didn't understand much of it, and it confused me why its tone was so very different from the other Narnia books. Then, when I reread it a few years ago, it just pissed me off. The message about religious pluralism is refreshing, sure, but the book just plain reads wrong, and I will probably never get over Lewis's treatment of Susan. I guess if you don't believe in God, you deser [...]

    2. A dismayingly poor conclusion to the series I honestly don't understand why a fair number of people apparently like it. (I believe it even won some kind of award). The writing is flat and uninspired compared to the earlier volumes, and the preaching has completely taken over the narrative. Oddly enough, a lot of it also comes across as extremely immoral. Let's not even get into the question of whether the treatment of the Calormenes and their god Tash is racist or bigoted. The thing that really [...]

    3. When I used to read the Chronicles as a kid, I would usually stop at Dawn Treader or Silver Chair. Now I realise that as a kid I was a lot smarter than I gave myself credit for, for "The Last Battle" is an absolute shocker of a book. It is racist, sexist, fundamentalist rhetoric disguised as children's literature.Those 'darkies' (yes, that's how they're referred to in the book, along with stinking of 'onions and garlic') are invading Narnia again, at the guidance of a monkey (groan for obvious r [...]

    4. Lewis understands the way the world works better than any other writer I have ever read. It's likely due to his appreciation for story and powerful imagination fed by scripture. This book was eye opening for me to feel truth about how deception and our societies work in rebellion to God, through a fictional story. It was painful to recognize the major battle and struggle that is so slippery and subtle in our own lives. It would feel better to feel the stark good vs evil contrast in the Lion the [...]

    5. WORST. ENDING. EVER.I mean, seriously? The happiest ending possible is for everyone to die and go to heaven? At first I thought that since Susan had stopped believing in Narnia and Aslan, she didn't get to go to "heaven", but then I realised she wasn't actually on the train so she's still alive. How absolutely horrible, losing her siblings and her parents. But you know, better that than being dead. Sorry, C.S. Lewis, I'm not converted.

    6. The first part of this book was so difficult for me to get through. I hated how Narnia had become so tainted. Everything was so utterly depressing, but thankfuly, things did not stay that way. The last half is so wonderful. I hardly knew what to do with myself after reading it for the first time.Of any of the worlds I've read about, Narnia is the one I would most like to visit or better yet, live in forever. I think that speaks to C.S. Lewis' ability to understand the longing of the human soul t [...]

    7. This is my seventh journey into the fantastical lands of Narnia, as I have chosen to read the series in chronological rather than publication order.What a fitting end to such an epic series! Despite having a darker message and more serious tone than the other stories, I enjoyed this just as much as the previous books.It has been centuries since the last sighting of the mystical Aslan and his name has turned from legend to myth. With some falsely using his name and status, and others denouncing h [...]

    8. The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia, #7), C.S. Lewis تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ژانویه سال 2002 میلادیعنوان: ماجراهای نارنیا - کتاب هفت: آخرین نبرد؛ نویسنده: کلاویو استیپلز لوئیس 1898 - 1963 ؛ مترجم: امید اقتداری 1330 ؛ منوچهر کریم زاده 1328، کتابهای کیمیا، تهران خیابان ولی عصر، بالاتر از میدان ونک، شماره 1337؛ نارنیا [...]

    9. Warning: Spoilers. Okay, before I begin I need to add that I am not Christian or religious. Not even a little bit. That's not to say I completely dismiss the notion that there could be a God, just that I personally do not believe in one.I loved the Narnia books, especially the ones that centred around the Pevensie children. As a child I'm not sure what my reaction was to The Last Battle, when I was a teenager I read it again and felt a littleuncomfortable. Now this isn't going to be a slander on [...]

    10. Once I started thinking about racism and degrading other religions I couldn't take this anymore. There was no way to unsee those things and just read it as a fun children's book. What a waste of time. Sorry not sorry.Oh, and the story itself was boring and aggravating.

    11. This is my favorite of the Narnia books. I love how it begins, and especially how it ends. I enjoyed it immensely as a child, but as an adult it strikes a much deeper cord. The Christian allegory of these books is really summed up and finished here in a beautiful way. I really enjoyed all of Lewis' subtle hints about what he believes, and was surprised by how many things I agreed with. I love that the Taarkan is told that all who do good in the name of Tash are really doing it to Aslan, and thos [...]

    12. I might be giving this 3 or 4 stars were it not for the penultimate paragraph of the book. My first Narnia book was The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I did think the imagination and imagery striking but found the Christian Allegory too blatant. Friends told me however, that with the exception of The Last Battle, those aspects aren't so prominent in the later books, and that much of the series is wonder-full. So I found it from then on up to this book.Well, it could be said I'd been warned--b [...]

    13. SPOILERS! Don't keep reading if you don't like 'em!Gosh, I love The Last Battle. As a Christian, Aslan's compassion and mercy in all of the books is moving, but it is especially highlighted in this novel. Some people may not like the ending. I know my sister didn't, especially because of the fact that Susan isn't brought into the new Narnia with the other Pevensie children. My thought has always been(and this is purely my own interpretation/speculation) that Susan will eventually be saved. She i [...]

    14. I finally saw how it all ended. After almost 20 years it feels amazing. I thought CS Lewis' interpretation of the end times was beautiful. The story was definitely more focused and serious in tone than many of the other books but I have to tell you that I loved it. Overall, I would probably give it a 4.75 stars! :)

    15. Τη σειρά την είχα ξεκινήσει πριν μερικά χρόνια αλλά δεν την τελείωσα ποτέ.ούτε και θυμάμαι το λόγο που δεν συνέχισα τότε με το 7ο. Αλλά έφτασε ο καιρός και το πήρα απόφαση και το διάβασα!Και πολύ χαίρομαι που το έκανα τώρα και όχι νωρίτερα γιατί πιστεύω ειλικρινά πως δεν θα μπ [...]

    16. I agree with the reviewer who said this was the worst ending ever. Not only does it have the worst ending, but the book itself is the worst ending to any series that I have ever read. Period.Seriously, Mr. Lewis, what the hell is this though? Aside from the phenomenally craptacular ending--where we're supposed to believe that the very best thing that could possibly happen is for everybody to die--this book was just a whole lot of suck. It seemed to have no point whatsoever, except that Lewis dec [...]

    17. So, whew, we made it through all of them. Our adventures in Narnia are over. After the fourth book, it started to be hard-going there. While the little one was still enjoying them, for me, the increased sloppiness of story structure and the more obvious Aslan/Jesus analog were growing tiresome. But we did it, making it all the way through to the ultra-preachy (view spoiler)[the world ends but everyone goes to Heaven (hide spoiler)] ending!

    18. 2.5 stars SpoilersIt was okay. The best part was seeing all the characters (bar Susan) together again at the end.-The plot was pretty interesting but it did get a bit nonsensical in the last half (with that weird demon/devil thing). The whole fake!Aslan + mastermind!Ape trying to take over Narnia was actually quite entertaining… Although, I thought it was dumb that Aslan didn't appear sooner and put a stop to things. -Eustace and Jill were yet again the main characters… I was expecting more [...]

    19. This is one of the best books in the Chronicles of Narnia series! The beginning got me so frustrated, as I can't stand how the ape Shift treated the donkey Puzzle; also how "puzzled" & dumb Puzzle can really be. The climax & the ending is VERY exciting! This really give me a glimpse of how heaven will be like, as I can't stop smiling and laughing in the end. What really surprised me is how the ending is so unpredictable, but is THE best happily ever ending I've ever heard. You have to re [...]

    20. I recently reread this series. I was very worried that my added perspective as a religious studies major and adult would mar my childhood love of the books, but honestly, this is the only one in the series that I found unpalatable. Maybe it's because I find the rapture/end-times story to be more annoying that the sacrificed God story adapted in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, I don't know. That said, given the choice of reading this again and reading Left Behind again, I'd choose Left Behi [...]

    21. 2.5 stars round up to 3Well, it appears that my journey into Narnia has run its course. All of the "cast" return to help Aslan and their Narnian friends with one last battle. Well, except for dear Susan who earned the strange fate of growing up and becoming rather shallow. The ending of the story and the reaction it has received from thousands of reviewers, reminds me of the finale of LOST. I just didn't see it coming.

    22. This is my third time through the Chronicles of Narnia. After finishing the final installment, I have come to the realization that I will probably never read them again. Why? Because they're not that good. Lewis has an odd style. Speaking as the narrator he attempts to describe really good or bad feelings, tastes, smells and such. Now, if these sensations are beyond description, he's sure to let the reader know that should they one day visit Narnia, they should definitely check this out. As if h [...]

    23. *****For my full review, click here.*****Wow! I have finished The Chronicles of Narnia. I can't believe it. I definitely dragged it out, I think I read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe for the first time in 5th grade maybe, but even reading it through this time, I wasn't ready for it to be finished, because you can't read a book for the first time again. But, it's finally over.This book is strangely moving and depressing all at the same time. I feel like Lewis might have just been extremely [...]

    24. I hated this book. I hated it so much. I'm glad I didn't finish the series as a child (I petered out some time after the 3rd or 4th, in publishing order), because this book would have scarred me for life. As impressionable as I was as a wee bairn, I would have either run around crying for a week over the way everyone *insert spoiler here* at the end, or I would have traipsed about hoping for Armageddon so I could go play with the pretty lion. Not cool. Not cool at all. Either way, I would have b [...]

    25. همه آنچه را که با اشتیاق می‌جویند، می‌یابندبچه که بودم این کتاب رو خونده بودم و خب دوستش داشتم اما نه به اندازه جلدهای دیگه و الان میفهمم چرا. «آخرین نبرد» سنگین‌ترین، مفهومی‌ترین و به نظر من بهترین کتاب مجموعه نارنیاست. یک پایان خوب و شایسته برای یک مجموعه دوست داشتنی. اما [...]

    26. I actually hate this book. I can't say that often. All of the worst elements of Christian media (not just literature) are present in this book. Lewis rejects religious pluralism, bases antagonists on rampant xenophobia, and falls once more into the trap of allowing Aslan to take over the story, even though the beginning was so good because of the marked absence of Aslan. At first I thought that the Calormenes and their god Tash were definitely Lewis's idea of Muslims and Islam. They're dark skin [...]

    27. Antes de leer este libro me hice spoiler (me odio jajaja) y no se si fue por eso, que al leerlo se veía venir ese final (view spoiler)[Entiendo porque fue un final de impacto, el saber que todos estaban muertos (en nuestro mundo) porque hubo un accidente de ferrocarril, pero al leer todo lo que decían los Pevensie, te das cuenta que era algo que ya se veía venir(hide spoiler)]La trama me pareció entretenida, pero pensaba que siendo el ultimo libro, sucedería la más grande batalla de Narnia [...]

    28. I think I liked The Last Battle even less, this time round, than I usually do. It doesn't have the Narnia magic: it has barely any characters to sympathise with, and the tone is all wrong. I do like the universalist sentiments, i.e. that anyone who does good deeds, no matter whose name they're doing them in, is serving the one true God. But I dislike that there is a one particular true God, and I dislike that it's so strongly divided on racial terms. The treatment of Susan is annoying, too, thou [...]

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