The Last Battle

last battleThe Last Battle: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good Quote: Possibly the greatest picture of Heaven outside of the Bible is given in the last chapter of this book. I won’t put all that here, but just the end of the end. Which is, I think, the best kids book ending ever written.

“”Have you not guessed?” … “There was a real railway accident,” said Aslan softly. “Your father and mother and all of you are—as you used to call it in the Shadowlands—dead. The term is over: the holidays have begun. The dream is ended: this is the morning.” …

 All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.

The Bad: This is CS Lewis. He doesn’t write bad. Period.

The Ugly: Off all the Narnia stories, this is the saddest. You can feel the frustration and disappointment of the characters – until the final chapter. I love it.

 

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