This is the last book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. Nearly all of the characters from earlier Narnia books make an appearance in this one, including Eustace Scrubbs who is a character in one of the two Narnia books I don’t own.
“One always feels better when one has made up one’s mind.”
All the characters come to Narnia, as for most of the book they seem to be pulled there while they are on a train. This has happened before to the Pevensie children in Prince Caspian, but this time it seems to be more of a bumpy transition between the worlds, the reason for which the characters find out at the end.
Most of the book is taken up with a donkey pretending to be Aslan with the help of a monkey, though this takes up much of the book it is not the main focus, the main focus is instead the end of Narnia and how it ends.
“‘She wasted all her school time wanting to be the age she is now, and she’ll waste the rest of her life trying to stay that age.'”
With most of the characters being together for the first time in all the books, this book acts as a very fitting end to the stories, along with the plot which is about things ending and what happens afterwards. The religious symbolism of this story is probably stronger in this book than in the others because of this being the main focus. However, it doesn’t detract from the story as much as it could do. Instead, it makes the story seem more coherent because of it.
If you like the previous Narnia books, then chances are you will like this noe for all the same reasons. It really does make an interesting end to the series.