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What order should I read the Chronicles of Narnia in?

YayGollum

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Oh, Ick! Peter and Edmund and Aslan? Achingly boring! All the types that you see in way too many stories! The Edmund guy wasn't that bad in the beginning, though. oh well. Those giants in The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe and Prince Caspian weren't too bad, either.
 

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Well Aslan was pretty good as a character...though i dont understand what he was going on about in Prince Caspian at the end, where he was running around and i think he was releasing everyone or somthing...i never got it :confused:
 

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I liked Voyage of the dawn treader ,Prince Capcium and The Magicians Nephew the best.
A boy and his horse is good,too.
The great battle was to violent for me and the canabalism in the silver chair freaked me out.
I was'nt to wild about the lion the witch and the wardrobe but it does introduce you to the charaters and explain the Dr.Who Tardus of a closet.
 

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I'm reading The Magicians Nephew right now, so far I like it. Digory just put the ring on and went to Narnia, (At least I think it's Narnia.)
 

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Probably not Narnia. You'll know it when you get there.

I read it in Publishing order and liked it that way. A lot of newer box sets will give them to you in the chronological however.

My favorite was the Voyage of the Dawn Treader. I like Lucy.
 

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As mentioned elsewhere, I'm violently opposed to the Chronicles being packaged or read in anything other than publishing order...it's wrong, it's all wrong....*sits in corner muttering to self*
 

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In one of his letters Jack himself said that the books should be read in chronological order. (C. S. Lewis' Letters to Children)
And, by the way, the flying horse was Fledge, previously known as Strawberry.
 

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Originally posted by Boromir
I'm reading The Magicians Nephew right now, so far I like it. Digory just put the ring on and went to Narnia, (At least I think it's Narnia.)
I believe it would be either, The Wood Between Worlds, or Charn ;)
 

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Yes we do silly, :D When they go their one theit way back from Charn, on their way to Narnia and on their way home ;)
 

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I should've been more technical. . .I meant that it wasn't in any other book.

However, when I was little that place sort of unnerved me because you could wander around in it forever and ever and ever. . .
 

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And fall asleep for ever and ever and ever....*sigh* wish i had a pair of those rings :( :cool:
 

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The Magician's Nephew should be first, not fifth, and The Horse and His Boy third, not sixth. I don't know what type of boxed set you got.
 

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Originally posted by Flame of Udûn
The Magician's Nephew should be first, not fifth, and The Horse and His Boy third, not sixth. I don't know what type of boxed set you got.
Probibly in the publishing order....
 

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I think the publishing order is the only proper order to read anything in, because that's the order in which the author concieved them. </opinionated>
 

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Yes, that makes sense, too. Like reading The Hobbit, Lord Of The Rings, then The Silmarillion. Even though The Sil. should come first. oh well. But then, these books aren't especially hard to understand like The Sil. could be if you read it first.
 

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Yes, but the point is still that you start with one idea (going in to a wardrobe and finding a country), and then go back to find out the why (the wardrobe was made out of an particular tree)- by switching them you change the starting point, and it alters things completely.
 

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I agree with Rhia.
I read them in publishing order.
And I found it to be VERY helpful.
Since "Lion..." was conceived first it's the most logical starting place, and if you being with "...Nephew" well...the entire tone is changed.
My brother read them in chronological order, while I read them in publishing order, and we both ended up with very different concepts of the series.
And I think I ended up with a better appreciation for the series because I was able to see the author's scope in a more cohesive way.

I did go back and read them in chronological order, but I only found that a good way to go AFTER reading them in publishing order.
 

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