Eustace Scrubb, the formerly useless child turned brave adventurer, returns to Narnia in The Silver Chair.
As a student at a horrible school known as The Experiment House, Eustace finds himself the target of bullies, and has little choice other than to try and escape. As luck would have it, this is also the fate of a classmate of his, a girl named Jill Pole. Seeing no other means of escape from their would-be tormentors, Eustace confides in Jill that he has traveled to another world before. A world called Narnia, where a lion named Aslan keeps a watchful eye. Jill is not convinced of this story, but she would very much like to escape the bullies, so when Eustace suggests they call on Aslan for help, she decides it is worth a shot.
Tumbling through a gate, the two schoolchildren find themselves at the top of a cliff in a land known as Aslan's country. Jill wanders too close to the edge of the cliff, and in an attempt to save her, Eustace falls to what will most likely be his death. However, Aslan sees that this is happening, and with his powerful breath he is able to blow Eustace safely all the way to Narnia. Jill is soon sent tumbling after with a mission from the mouth of the Lion himself.
Through a series of false starts and missteps, Eustace and Jill find themselves on a mission to track down a missing person. Accompanied by a strange-looking Marshwiggle named Puddleglum, the two set out on their quest, searching for the four signs which Aslan told Jill would guide them on their journey. Along the way, they must face obstacles, man-eating giants, an evil witch, and their own insecurities. But ultimately, whether they will succeed in the mission for which they were called to Narnia depends on one simple thing: How well they heed the instructions they were given.
Clive Staples Lewis, Born in England, was an author, professor, theologian, and Christian apologist. As a professor, Lewis regularly interacted with fellow authors J.R.R. Tolkien and Louis Carroll. Along with his many theological works, Lewis wrote ten children's books - the seven novels which comprise the Chronicles of Narnia, and his Space trilogy.
In the never-ending war between good and evil, The Chronicles of Narnia set the stage for battles of epic proportions. Some take place in vast fields, where the forces of light and darkness clash. But other battles occur within the small chambers of the heart and are equally decisive.
Journeys to the ends of the world, fantastic creatures, betrayals, heroic deeds, and friendships won and lost—all come together in an unforgettable world of magic. So step into Underland in search of a lost prince.
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