The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia Series #7)

The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia Series #7)

by C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes
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The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia Series #7) by C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes

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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.

The Last Battle is the seventh and final book in C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia, a series that has become part of the canon of classic literature, drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over fifty years. A complete stand-alone read, but if you want to relive the adventures and find out how it began, pick up The Magician’s Nephew, the first book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061974144
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Series: Chronicles of Narnia Series
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 85,260
Lexile: 890L (what's this?)
File size: 8 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Clive 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, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more 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 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 have been transformed into three major motion pictures.

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) fue uno de los intelectuales más importantes del siglo veinte y podría decirse que fue el escritor cristiano más influyente de su tiempo. Fue profesor particular de literatura inglesa y miembro de la junta de gobierno en la Universidad Oxford hasta 1954, cuando fue nombrado profesor de literatura medieval y renacentista en la Universidad Cambridge, cargo que desempeñó hasta que se jubiló. Sus contribuciones a la crítica literaria, literatura infantil, literatura fantástica y teología popular le trajeron fama y aclamación a nivel internacional. C. S. Lewis escribió más de treinta libros, lo cual le permitió alcanzar una enorme audiencia, y sus obras aún atraen a miles de nuevos lectores cada año. Sus más distinguidas y populares obras incluyen Las Crónicas de Narnia, Los Cuatro Amores, Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino y Mero Cristianismo.

Pauline Baynes has produced hundreds of wonderful illustrations for the seven books in The Chronicles of Narnia. In 1968 she was awarded the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for her outstanding contribution to children's literature.

Date of Birth:

November 29, 1898

Date of Death:

November 22, 1963

Place of Birth:

Belfast, Nothern Ireland

Place of Death:

Headington, England


Oxford University 1917-1923; Elected fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford in 1925

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The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia Series #7) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 236 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful ending to one of the best childrens series ever. Though I am 28 and I am still reading them! I loved this book.
piggyx3 More than 1 year ago
C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia is a classic read for anyone young and old and should take high priority on anyone's "to read" list. Concluding this series for the first time I've read The Last Battle. This story is a simple allegory of religious themes including the final battle, the antichrist, and the final judgment. The story begins with an ape named Shift and his friend, a donkey, named Puzzle. Shift who is devious by nature finds the skin of a lion and tricks his less intelligent friend Puzzle to wear the suit in order to pass him off as the lion Aslan, a mysterious Christ like figure in all of C. S. Lewis's books. The ape Shift asserts himself as the speaker on behalf of the donkey dressed as Aslan, who is only allowed to come out at night and must stay further away from the crowds in order to convince them that he is the real Aslan. Shift uses his newfound power to manipulate the masses into giving him what he wants, which leads to the destruction of Narnia in a final battle where it is destroyed. Some familiar characters from previous books make cameo appearances as the book progresses. Unfortunately Susan is not included among them because she is "no longer a friend of Narnia" and interested "in nothing nowadays except nylons and lipstick and invitations". This idea of course highlighting the theme of lost faith. This book is an exciting read and I would recommend it to anyone. Lewis asserts a lot of religious themes and ideas that most anyone can appreciate such as love, tolerance, compassion, and righteous living. For those who have not read his other books or are not familiar with his writing style this book may appear a bit slow or confusing at times. There are a lot of times that ideas and thought are emphasized more so than battle or action sequences, but since a good fight scene is not the primary goal of this book that is okay by me. Again, I strongly recommend this book. Besides being a classic it is also an enjoyable climax to the life and story of that magical place called Narnia.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All the books of the Chronicles of Narnia are very inspirational. I recommend then to people of all ages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Its Hard to believe that a Donkey and an Ape are the ones responsible for bringing on the Last Days of Narnia. But thats exactly what happens. The Ape 'Shift' Tricks the Donkey 'Puzzle' in to Wearing a Lion's Skin and Pose as Aslan. Shift then has all of Narnia in his Greedy Little Paws. He Sells the Talking Beasts To the Calormenes and Has the Trees in Lantern Waste Cut Down. The King of Narnia goes to Check Things out, and Ends up Captured. He Then calls upon the Help of Jill and Eustace, The Humans From the Other World. Then, They Discover Something Awful: Shift told Narnia That Aslan And Tash 'The God of Calormen' are the Same person. This Ends up Bringing the REAL Tash to Narnia To Terrorize Everyone. Personally, This is not my Favorite Book in the Series, But its still Nice. I Love How C.S. Lewis Ended the Book, Because its Kind Of How i Wanted The Series to End. Do Yourself a Favor and Pick Up The Entire Series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I leave the Shadowlands I will walk along the ridge upward and inward untill I reach Narnia.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a great book.I don't want this seris to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do you ever have the feeling when your reading a series you really like but then it comes to an end!? Well,that's how I felt when I was on the last book of the chronicals of Narnia. When I finished the last page of the book, I felt sad because I didn't want to say good-by when the series ended!? If you ever read this book, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON'T START CRYING!!!!!!!!! I cried for a while. Well, I'm done.
Katherine Siddall More than 1 year ago
Great series overall. Loved the voyage of the dawn treader, the silver chair, and this book.
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
Favorable: Informative, with fun, education & entertainment. A quote from the book: "They will not let us help them. They have chosen cunning instead of belief. Their prison is only in their own minds, yet they are in that prison; and so afraid of being taken in that they cannot be taken out." This battle is for all souls to be spiritually free. During the last days of Narnia, a good king Tirian must fight a fierce battle; does he win? Do the souls get freed? Read the book and find out. Great excitement, adventure, and action are within the covers of this wonderful voyage, enjoy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read all the books in the Chronicles as a child but then I did not appreciate the value of taking care of my books though I loved reading. But now I am trying to collect them all so my 4 year old son will enjoy them too. They make such a great gift idea for children, young people and grown ups alike - anyone who never had the chance to visit Narnia should do so at any age!! You become one of the children feeling their awe, their distress, and all their triumps. Read to your kids and grand kids and see their faces light up...just breath taking!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
About the book I think it sounds realy good and aparently I shold buy it.But I dont know wether or not susen,peter,lucy,and edwerd ever come back and if so do thay come back in this book or what? Becouse I just want to know when thay come back or if they ever come back nobody will tell me and I cant buy the book untill apsolutly shore
Curtis III Minter More than 1 year ago
narnia has a great begining none of the characters die well not any of the main characters its pretty much a awesome book i'm half done with the book so i'm acuttly almost done with the book it does have action i could not stop reading the book it is great book to read
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Last Battle is a great book for everyone to read. But before you read this book you should read the rest of the Narnia books that come before it. This book is a great end to the Narnia books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I rate this-⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ When I first looked at the book “The Last Battle” by C.S. Lewis it got me so excited. The front cover was a unicorn so I assumed that it would be about a unicorn. I also chose this book because it was by my favorite author and it was the last book its saga. To my surprise it wasn't about a unicorn, it was about Narnia fighting for their lives. The book began with a horrible, old, ugly,Ape named Shift and a Donkey named Puzzle. The Ape found a lion skin and told puzzle it would make him look like Aslan (the creator of Narnia). Puzzle was a unintelligent Donkey so he agreed. As the book went on Shift had gotten everyone to think Puzzle was Aslan, so they would work for him. But the king of Narnia Tirian didn't believe this horrible lie. So the real Aslan sent helpers (who have been to Narnia a few times) Eustace and Jill. Together they captured Puzzle who was confused on what's going on. Their plan was to tell the crowd that believed Puzzle was the fake Aslan . When they try to tell the followers about the false Aslan they got rash and went into battle. Some of the animals on the other side such as a bear, dogs , hog, and horseman(half horse have man). As the battle goes on they are losing but a disturbance comes among them when Tash the worst beast ever gets trapped in a stable and whoever gets thrown in gets killed, so I though. First they throw in Eustace than Jill and then Train. To their surprise it was not a stable at all it was a meadow. This didn’t make sense to me but as the story went on i realized that they have been killed. Anyway when they got up they all saw the other kings and queens from Narnia. Who had been sent back to the real World and now back in Narnia. After they went back thru the door that led them to the meadow(or stable) they saw the most amazing thing, the real Aslan. Well i can’t tell what happens next because it would ruin it. I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves a good book that you can really get into, as if it feels you where really in the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sample was totally disapointing. The page numbers were weired. It ended in the middle of o sentance. The book is much better. Read it from the actully real, hand held, book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I habe yet toread the book but i jad one of my friends tell me about it and it sounds fantastic. These movies with william moseley, anna popplewell, skandar keynes, and georgie henley totally rock!!!!!!!!!!! i so want these books!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle is the final book in a 7 part series. I highly recommend reading all of the other books in the series before reading this one since many of the characters were introduced in the previous ones. I think this book is fantastic! On a scale of 1 to 5 I would rate it as a 4 because I love books that have a take-home lesson in them, and this book does an excellent job at that. It is sort of an allegory about how the world we know will eventually end. There will be all kinds of chaos when we are getting closer to the end, but when we finally make it there will be peace. It also shows the importance of faith in God during difficult times. The thing that this story lacks most is an exciting beginning. You have to wait until you are almost half-way through the book to get to the excitement. Other than that, this book is excellent and I highly recommend it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love how C.S. Lewis wrote The Chronicles of Narnia in comparason to the Bible.c
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi last battle
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the way Lewis ends the chronicles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poor susan! If only she believed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poor Susan!