Chronicles of Narnia Review: The Call – Regina Spektor, Magician's Nephew Quote

Okay, so I went with my family and saw the new Chronicles of   Narnia Movie, “Prince Caspian”.  I thought it was very good. But I was disappointed with some of the changes that they made from the book. I felt like they were trying to add more of “Hollywood” or add more to the story.  This was simply unnecessary.  There was plenty of story to work with without trying to change it.  But overall It was a lot like the book and I really enjoyed it.  The music was fantastic. My favorite was “The Call” from Regina Spektor. See what you think of it.

The Call – Regina Spektor

I have always loved the Chronicles of Narnia; ever since I first read them as a little girl. I fell in love with the world C.S. Lewis created for me and as I grew older I appreciated the many layers of the stories. I love the deeper connections that are there if you look for them, but I think its also great that you can enjoy the story wholeheartedly simply as a fantasy novel.

Here is one of my all time favorite parts of the books. It comes from the very first story about Narnia. Right when the world was just beginning.  Diggory, one of the main characters is trying to gather enough courage to ask a very intimidating lion to help his dying mother.

“But please, please – won’t you – can’t you give me something that will cure Mother?” Up till then he had been looking at the Lion’s great front feet and the huge claws on them; now, in his despair, he looked up at its face. What he saw surprised him as much as anything in his whole life. For the tawny face was bent down near his own and (wonder of wonders) great shining tears stood in the Lion’s eyes. They were such big, bright tears compared with Digory’s own that for a moment he felt as if the Lion must really be sorrier about his Mother than he was himself.
“My son, my son,” said Aslan. “I know. Grief is great. Only you and I in this land know that yet. Let us be good to one another. …”

The Magician’s Nephew, The Chronicles of Narnia

The Chronicles Of Narnia are placed forever at the top of my list of Favorite Books.  Even now as an adult, I get something new out of them each time I read them. If you haven’t, Give these books a try. You won’t be sorry.