Back of the Book:
“You look wonderful, wonderful,” said the Ape. “If anyone saw you now, they’d think you were Aslan, the Great Lion, himself.” “That would be dreadful,” said Puzzle. “No it wouldn’t,” said Shift. “Everyone would do whatever you told them.” During the last days of Narnia, Good King Tirian faces the fiercest challenge to any Narnian King’s rule ever. Many Narnians think they have seen the great Aslan, but he doesn’t behave the way they had expected. The ugly Ape who guards this false Aslan allows him to be seen for only moments at a time, and says that all Narnians have been commanded by the Lion to work for the cruel Calormenes. Many believe it is the real Aslan, and some aren’t so sure; but all are afraid to disobey. Only Tirian and his small band of friends have faith that Aslan would never treat his beloved Narnians in this shameful way. They can only hope that their true hero will once again appear in time to save them all.
From School Library Journal:
Grade 6-8-With Eustace and Jill at his side, the King, the noble unicorn Jewel, and a few remaining loyal subjects must stand fast against the powers of evil and darkness and fight The Last Battle to decide the future of this once glorious kingdom.
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Format Read: ebook
The very worst thing about this book is Shift’s name. I just don’t like it. It’s like naming a burglar Rob.
The very best thing about this book is the idea that even if you worship a different god, your good deeds and services go to one (Aslan, in this case) and your cruel deeds and services go to another (Tash). It doesn’t matter if you have done good in Tash’s name, because it automatically transfers to Aslan. And if you do evil in Aslan’s name, it automatically transfers to Tash.
One day, I will come back to this subject because I think it may be part of the reason why I am an Atheist. After all, I started reading these books when I was very young and reading that it essentially didn’t matter who or what I believed in as long as I was good I would be rewarded can be eye-opening to a girl who doesn’t know what to believe, yet.
This book will be placed under the 2011 E-Book Reading Challenge, the 2011 Fantasy Reading Challenge, the Chronicles of Narnia Read-Along 2011, the Take a Chance Challenge, and the What’s in a Name 4.