The Last Battle (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 7) and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

The Last Battle: a Junior Novel for Girls Unknown Binding – Illustrated, 1956


See all 84 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Unknown Binding, Illustrated
"Please retry"
Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.


Product details

  • Unknown Binding: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan (1956)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001O3C41U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

More About the Author

CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a fellow and tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954 when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics, the Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and been transformed into three major motion pictures.


Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D Brookes on 15 April 2008
Format: Paperback
This final book in the Chronicles of Narnia series thankfully returns to the early splendour of "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe". After "The Silver Chair", which seemed a little flat compared to other books in the series, "The Final Battle" restores some of the magic that made the first few novels so enjoyable and successful.

Lewis does well in beginning the novel from the point of view of the Narnians, specifically the last King of Narnia, instead of the from the childrens' perspective. We begin to see a particularly brave story develop from who is essentially a Christian author: A false Aslan has begun corrupting Narnia from within, who eventually comes under the thrall of the vicious realm adjacent to Narnia. Considering the powerful although admittedly insipid themes that Lewis is fond of, it seems a brave move to take his allegory so far. As a child the danger must read very real, and as an adult it is interesting to see the mythology of Lewis' realm with his potentially fully drawn.

Cracking characters and a smooth, compelling storyline make this one of the best of the series, as good as "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe" and a fantastic, thrilling and emotional end to the book series.

8.5/10
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Martin Greenwood on 23 Dec. 2005
Format: Audio CD
The final in the series of "Narnia" stories, The Last Battle works on the same two levels as the other stories. On the one hand, we have a an adventure story about children in a strange and magical world, and on the other we have a treatise on ethics and religion.
Lewis' world of adventure and magic is charming, vividly described and exhilarating. As with the other books in the series, this is fundamentally a human story of drama and pathos, where children are finding adventure and heroism. As a child, I was as enthalled with this story as with any of his others - real favourites. Even so, I found this to be the darkest and in many ways the most challenging of his works. Now, as an adult, I see this very much as a work to be a passionate statement of religious belief, which is skillfully articulated though uncompromising in the position it takes.
The work is really in two parts. The longer, first part, has an interesting opening in which a rather selfish and thoughtless creature sets in motion a chain of events that culminates in the destruction of a sacred forest and ultimately in a breakdown of social order. There follows revolt and warfare wrapped up with fragmentation and subversion of the previously unassailable cult of Aslan. The second part involves the transportation of the children and their friends to the land of Aslan and much discussion of their love of Aslan and much discussion of the wonder and beauty of Aslan's kingdom.
Clearly, Aslan represents God. The narrative part of the story has much to do with the nature of good and evil, and the difference between doing wrong innocently and doing wrong maliciously. Interestingly, it follows a strong thread through the nature of propaganda, the subversion of a worthy cause, and the uncontrollable chaos of politics.
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Feb. 2001
Format: Paperback
This is my favourite of all the Narnia books. It has a fantastic, chilling ending. It can be read by anybody and indeed should be. It is the only book to have all the main human characters in and most of the famous characters from the series. Their are many versions of the Narnia books available to purchase but In my opinion this is the finest one. The words and lines are evenly spaced, there are fantastic colour drawings, the words are of a perfect size to read and it is printed on laminate paper. It is also worth noting that Pauline Baynes, who's colour drawings are in the book, drew the original drawings for the 1950's version of this book. All in all, this book is excellent!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mizuumi_Kifujin on 25 April 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
The final book in the narnia series, The Last Battle deals with a scheming chimp who finds a lion skin and convinces his donkey friend to pretend to be Aslan, sending Narnians to work for the Calormenes and give money earned to him for "Aslan's Treasury". When King Tirian, the great great grandson of Prince Caspian, realises Shift is a fraud he is overthrown by the Calormenes...at which point he calls in the help of the true Aslan.

Without ruining the ending, this book deals with the end of Narnian times, tying it in nicely with the lives of all the human children who featured in the previous 6 books.

This book, as with the others, has a very Christian theme to it, alluding to the end of time, as in Revelations, where all will come before God and be judged. Those found to be faithful will progress into Heaven, here known as the 'true' more 'real' Narnia.

A fantastic ending to one of the most loved series of all time, C.S.Lewis made this perhaps the darkest of all the Narnian novels, dealing with death and loss of faith as key themes. However, the ending is most fitting and true to it's biblical counterpart, as intended by the author.

I have noticed a few reviews on here stating that the books are too Christian or preachy, so I feel I should make it clear that these books are intended to be so. C.S.Lewis was a fantastic Christian author, as any who have read books in his signature classics will know, and as such he wrote the entire Narnian series to signify the story of the Bible, albeit much condensed and softened for children to read. If you are wholeheartedly against Christianity and find any allusion to it offensive, this is not the book for you. However, I must say, for myself reading these books 20 years on from the first time, they are just as enchanting and thrilling, and it is up to you to take what you will from them! Most of all though ~ Enjoy!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Look for similar items by category


Feedback