The Silver Chair

The Silver Chair

Book - 1994
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Two English children undergo hair-raising adventures as they go on a search and rescue mission for the missing Prince Rilian, who is held captive in the underground kingdom of the Emerald Witch.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 1994
Branch Call Number: FICTION LEW
Characteristics: 1 v. (various pagings) : ill., map
Additional Contributors: Baynes, Pauline


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Aug 25, 2015

"i can't bear it," said Scrubb. "Seeing the King - Cadpian - a doddering old man like that. It's - it's frightful."

Jun 10, 2015

“I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it. I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia.”

Jun 28, 2014

realy greate

lgsigler Jun 22, 2014

She was nearly fainting: indeed she wish she could really faint, but faints don't come for the asking.

lgsigler May 17, 2014

Ah enchantments, enchantments, the heavy, tangled, cold, clammy, web of evil magic. Buried alive... dragged down under the earth... Down into the sooty blackness. How many years is it? Have I lived ten years or a thousand years I the pit. Maggot men all around me, oh have mercy. Let me out, let me go back, let me feel the wind and see the sky... there used to be a little pool. When you looked down into it you could see all the trees growing upside down in the water, all green, and below them deep, very deep, the blue sky.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“all worlds draw to an end and that noble death is a treasure which no one is too poor to buy.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“When the police arrived and found no lion, no broken wall, and no convicts, and the Head behaving like a lunatic, there was an inquiry into the whole thing. And in the inquiry all sorts of things about Experiment House came out, and about ten people got expelled. After that, the Head's friends saw that the Head was no use as a Head, so they got her made an Inspector to interfere with other Heads. And when they found she wasn't much good even at that, they got her into Parliament where she lived happily ever after.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“But very quickly they all became grave again: for, as you know, there is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“A dragon has just flown over the tree-tops and lighted on the beach. Yes, I am afraid it is between us and the ship. And arrows are no use against dragons. And they're not at all afraid of fire."

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

“There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes.”

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I'm still not a fan of Eustace, but at least he is tolerable now. Mr. Lewis' prose is more lore-heavy and deals a bit more with religious symbolism, but it comes in such a way that it does not detract from the story.

Mar 17, 2017

Time really doesn't spare the fate-favoured. Having just gotten back from his first trip to Narnia a little while back, Eustace is now dragged into the fascinating world again with his classmate Jill. Aslan whisked them off on a quest, accompanied by Puddlegum the marsh wiggle, to find Prince Rillian. Tis prince was missing for a VERY long time, and King Caspian the 5th was literally minutes away from seeing Eustace. A few minutes that could have stopped this entire quest from being so difficult. But I guess struggles are a part of anyone's life to make things more interesting. I found the ending the most exciting, with the big standoff and all. And the resolution.
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Jul 28, 2016

This is one of my favourites in the series, and I have read it at least five times. C.S. Lewis is one of my favourite authors and his books are true pieces of art.

Kakesy May 25, 2015

Clive Staples Lewis is a great author!!! Always amazing books by him! God bless!

Feb 13, 2015

Definitely not the best book of the series, but I love the morals and symbolism in this one (if Aslan is God then the snake = _____, I'm sure you can figure it out). While the book lulled at times and the characters were not as fun as the Pevensies, I liked the creatures in this one because none of the other books really mentioned goblins or giants too much.

Jan 28, 2014

I think this was one of the better ones of the series!! It was full of adventure with wonderful continued and new characters. I love this series with every book.

Jul 01, 2013

The Silver Chair was very adventurous. Eustace and Jill, with Puddleglum, travel far from Narnia to the Northen lands in hopes of finding King Caspian's lost son, the only heir to the throne of Narnia. Aside from the adventure, I thought this book was the most creepiest book of the series that C.S. Lewis had written. Part of the story was so creepy that I had to fly through it just so I can be done reading it and have a calm mind. I may sound like a scaredy-cat or something but that's just my opinion. Read the book and see what you think. It is very interesting.

jmoy Oct 03, 2012

Lewis's "The Silver Chair" isn't as strong as the other books in the series, but it still encapsulates the spirit of Narnia nonetheless. The story is reminiscent of that found within “The Magician's Nephew.” In both books, two children (not the four Pevensie siblings) enter Narnia to help save the day. It was interesting to read about the fates of the characters introduced in earlier books. Overall, a very good read.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

good to read...

Mar 03, 2012

Very good keeps me on the egde of my seet.

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Jun 25, 2014

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Blue_Dolphin_988 Jul 30, 2014

This is a very exciting book because of the suspense and action. Two children walk through a door in the school yard wall and are transported to another world, Narnia. They are sent on a mission by a lion, Aslan, to find the lost king of Narnia, Prince Rillian. They miss the first few clues. Will they find the Prince you will have to read the book for yourself. I could hardly put it down until I found out.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 23, 2012

Completed at the beginning of March 1951[15] and published 7 September 1953, The Silver Chair is the first Narnia book without the Pevensie children. Instead, Aslan calls Eustace back to Narnia together with his classmate Jill Pole. There they are given four signs to aid in the search for Prince Rilian, Caspian's son, who disappeared after setting out ten years earlier to avenge his mother's death. Eustace and Jill, with the help of Puddleglum the Marsh-wiggle, face danger and betrayal on their quest to find Rilian


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