Lewis, C.S. The Chronicles of Narnia. New York: HarperCollins, 2001.

The Last Battle

The amazingly powerful last book of the series describes the final battle of Narnia from the time the ape, Shift, takes over the dwarves and changes Aslan’s name to Tashlan, which eventually becomes just Tash. Meanwhile, a donkey, Puzzle is tricked into impersonating Aslan. As King Tirian and Jill and Eustace work to save Narnia, the battle is fought. Good verses evil triumphs, however, as Aslan returns all true Narnians to their home. Ultimately, The Last Battle is a tightly woven, plot driven text which appropriately ends the series with hopeful words, “Your father and mother and all 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” (228).

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