Over the weekend Ms Laura and the Husband watched the Chronicles of Narnia movies (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian) in preparation for the 3rd movie being released this weekend! I had never seen the movies before so when we finished them I decided I wanted to read the books...so off to the first one I ran!
Now there is some confusion as to which book actually is the first! Some say Lion/Witch/ Wardrobe, some say magicians nephew. Well I looked up that pick mamma jamma copy they have at Borders with all the books in it and saw that they have it published in a specific order so that's the order I decided to read them in; Magician's Nephew was up!
Order I'm reading (in case you wanted to read along):
Horse and His Boy
Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Silver Chair
The Last Battle
(they say you can read "magicians nephew" and "horse and his boy" whenever since they dont really coincide with the story arch of the other books)
I was intrigued! No wonder so many people love the Chronicles!!! The Magician's Nephew was wonderful! It was like writing you wouldn't see nowadays (probably cause it was written in the 50s) Here's the synopsis and a link for the trailer of the new movie!!!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0980970/ (trailer is on the right hand side under "Related Videos")
When Digory and Polly are tricked by Digory's peculiar Uncle Andrew into becoming part of an experiment, they set off on the adventure of a lifetime. What happens to the children when they touch Uncle Andrew's magic rings is far beyond anything even the old magician could have imagined.
Hurtled into the Wood between the Worlds, the children soon find that they can enter many worlds through the mysterious pools there. In one world they encounter the evil Queen Jadis, who wreaks havoc in the streets of London when she is accidentally brought back with them. When they finally manage to pull her out of London, unintentionally taking along Uncle Andrew and a coachman with his horse, they find themselves in what will come to be known as the land of Narnia.