I took a longer detour than normal after reading book 4 of the Anne of Green Gables series, but we made it back after 14 other books.
I’ll still be reading other books in between books 6-8, but I promise to not make those breaks quite as long.
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The Magician’s Nephew is book 6 in the Chronicles of Narnia in order of publication. However, it’s the first book when placed in chronological order. If you purchased your edition of the Chronicles of Narnia more recently than the mid-90s, your set is probably organized with The Magician’s Nephew as book 1.
Where The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe places you in an already established Narnia, The Magician’s Nephew focuses on Narnia’s initial creation.
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The Horse and His Boy is the only book in the Chronicles of Narnia that doesn’t involve children from our world magically finding themselves in Narnia.
In the first book – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – there is a period of time near the end of the book when the four Pevensie siblings rule Narnia as Kings and Queens.
The Horse and His Boy is a story of a couple of children (not from our world), and a couple of talking horses, who have their own adventure during the period of time that Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are ruling Narnia.
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I’m finding it interesting to read all the books in a series consecutively, because it means that I know exactly what book I’m going to read before I finish the one I’m currently working on. There’s no need to look over the books in my shelves to see which seems like a good option.
Also, because these Narnia books are such quick reads, I’m writing the review for book 2 while reading book 5. Being so far ahead gives me some additional context when writing about my opinion on the value an individual book adds to the series.
Keep in mind that I’m reading the series in order of publication. More recent editions of the series rearranged the books into chronological order.
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