Narnia #1 Troldmandens Nevø
Title: The Magician’s Nephew
Series: Narnia #1
Author: C. S. Lewis
Published in English: 1955
Dansk titel: Troldmandens Nevø
Dansk udgivelsesår: 2005
Finished Reading: August 2018
Genre: Children & Fantasy
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
The secret passage to the house next door leads to a fascinating adventure
NARNIA…where the woods are thick and cold, where Talking Beasts are called to life…a new world where the adventure begins.
Digory and Polly meet and become friends one cold, wet summer in London. Their lives burst into adventure when Digory’s Uncle Andrew, who thinks he is a magician, sends them hurtling to…somewhere else. They find their way to Narnia, newborn from the Lion’s song, and encounter the evil sorceress Jadis before they finally return home.
This book had a funny way of describing things. The language was odd. However, it was different in a cool way. It’s an old book and the language shows in the way it’s written, but it’s not just that! The author drew us in, explained things to us as the story progressed. That is something I’ll remember for some time, how invited I felt as I read it.
It’s not just the language or the fact that the author told the story instead of writing it. The plot was interesting as well. Not just for a child to read but a grown up too. It juggled with themes interesting for everyone of any age; it truly is an adventure for all of us.
A lot of interesting part of the story was left a little in the dirt in my opinion and the book could easily have been hundreds of pages longer and explain the parts that lacked attention. In short, it lacked more pages! That usually isn’t the problem with books; typically, it seems like authors writes useless stuff in order to fill the pages.
There’s been some discussion on the Narnia books and which order to read them in. However, C. S. Lewis chose this one should be the beginning of the adventure and it’s cool to get an introduction of Narnia the day it was “Made”.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone with an adventurous spirit or a knack of good stories. It’s a “new” and fresh way of reading. So get your copy and read it with your child or yourself. Happy Reading!