Narnia was introduced to me, by a teacher. I was nine years old. As with most people, for me, the introduction to C.S. Lewis’ incredible book series was The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
However this had not remained my favourite book in the series for long. The next book I had read, had been the Magician’s Nephew (actually the first book in the series).
The Magician’s Nephew had seen the kingdom of Narnia, breathed into life by Aslan, an all powerful, (yet loving and tender)all knowing lion.
It was a world so fertile that even a lamp post forced into the ground by the evil queen, Jadis (more of her later) had taken root. I had often thought of that lamp post, as I had stared across the street at the monumental lamp post, which had adorned the doorway opposite.
I had referred to it as The Lamppost at The End of The World.
There is a moment in The Magician’s Nephew, where a young man is tempted to ring a bell by the words;
“Make your choice, adventurous Stranger,
Strike the bell and bide the danger,
Or wonder, till it drives you mad,
What would have followed if you had.”
Unfortunately he succumbs and evil Queen Jadis is subsequently unleashed on the pristine and beautiful world of Narnia.
I have watched just about every Narnia movie ever made. I was pleased to discover Douglas Gresham, stepson of C.S. Lewis had been involved in the first movie released in the series.
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
From my perspective the movie was a masterpiece. Interest in the movie series seemed to dwindle. Somewhere along the way, the movie The Last Battle, (The final book in the series) must have been produced and rapidly disappeared, without it coming to my attention.
Well I have been a bit preoccupied for a few years but here is a trailer. (My daughter now tells me, the movie has never been produced and that this trailer must havs been produced by a fan.)
The Last Battle