The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - Deciding on a reading order Showing of 48In an American boy wrote C. Lewis to ask about the best order for reading The Chronicles of Narnia. The boy's mother believed the books should be read in order of their publication, beginning with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. But the boy thought it would be better to read them in order of Narnian history, beginning with the creation of the enchanted world in The Magician's Nephew. Lewis wrote back to the boy, saying, "I think I agree with your order for reading the books more than with your mother's," and soon afterward the publishers began to number them in this way.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Retrieved 17 January The last battle. L48 Li . Caspian as a sequel and still didn't think there would be any more, and when I had done The Voyage I felt quite sure it would be the last.
Shift is the most prominent villain of The Last Battle. I've read them in both the chronological order and the in order of publication. Reading with the Heart: The Way into Narnia. This time, Edmund follows Lucy and also enters Narnia.
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Completed in February  and published by Bodley Head in London on 2 Mayshe plies him with sweet Turkish Delight. When the Witch learns that Edmund is human and has siblings, Lucy is perhaps the one who believes in Narnia the most. For those advocating that the books be read in order of story chronology, The Magician's Nephew serves as a prequel and presents Narnia's origin wihch : how Aslan created the world and how evil first ente. It received a Guardian three star review.
What are the experiences people have had with either order? The order they were published in, the order he wrote them in, is the only way to read the books. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was written as an introduction to Narnia; The Magician's Nephew presupposes that the reader has been immersed in the world for several books already. I don't know what publisher first thought of putting them in chronological order, but it was a pretty stupid idea. In my humble opinion.