The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis.

An enchanting world of animals, beasts, humans and hybrids…

Are you ready for a journey to the land of lions, walking trees, wolves, witches, dwarfs and beavers?

Get into your wardrobe and wait for the magic to happen…

But remember, never shut the door properly because we know that it is very silly to shut oneself into a wardrobe, even if it is not a magic one.

And when it’s a magical wardrobe, you need to be extra careful. *Winks*

The story begins with four children who are sent to a house for away from the city due to the war and the bombardings. Lucy, the youngest among them, hides into a wardrobe during a game of hide and seek and ends up into the enchanted world of Narnia. There she befriends a fawn named Mr. Tumnus and gets to know about the evil White Witch. Upon returning to her world through the same wardrobe, she tells her brothers and sister about it but nobody believes her. Instead, Edmund, her elder brother, teases her for making stories.

The next time she goes into the wardrobe, she is followed by Edmund who meets the White Witch and is bewitched by her Turkish Delight, all sweet, creamy and foamy food conjured by magic. The witch allures him into bringing his siblings to her.

It’s winter all the time in Narnia, all snow covered and chilly. The white witch’s magic would never let summers come in. Imagine… The chilly winters all year round…

Peter and Susan, the eldest siblings of the four, discuss Lucy’s story with the house owner, Professor Digory Kirke, who, to their surprise, believes her.

Always winter but never Christmas…

And then, the third time, all four of them enter Narnia. They set on to meet Mr. Tumnus but find out that he has been imprisoned for treachery against the Queen. They are led to Mr. and Mrs. Beavers where they make plans to meet Aslan the great.

Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight,

At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more,

When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death,

And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.

Aslan is a lion, the king of all beasts as they say.

Edmund ditches them and goes to meet the Witch in the hopes of getting more Turkish Delight and becoming the Prince of Narnia. As expected, he is captured by the Witch who then sets out to kill all of them before they can meet Aslan. Her magic is weakening and summers are returning.

Meanwhile, the other three along with the Beavers, start their journey to meet Aslan. On the way, they meet Santa who gifts them a Sword, a bow and arrows, and a Magical Vial to cure the crippled. Upon meeting Aslan, they find a huge army of Centaurs, leopards, dwarfs and other magical creatures. The first thing the siblings ask for is Edmund to be rescued which is made possible by following the Wolf sent by the witch to kill them.

The witch however, comes to Aslan for justice in the name of Deep Magic according to which, she has the right to kill Edmund, a traitor. Secretly, Aslan offers himself in place of Edmund. He is brutally killed by the Witch in front of Lucy and Susan.

He is magically resurrected because of his sacrifice and together with Lucy and Susan, he sets out to the Witch’s castle to revive the creatures she had turned into stone.

On the other hand, war has begun between The witch and the siblings with their respective armies.

Aslan reaches the war zone and kills the Witch, breaking her magic. The siblings are declared to be Kings and Queens.

But you would wonder what happened to Aslan? Where did he go?

He’ll be coming and going. One day you’ll see him and another you won’t. He doesn’t like being tied down–and of course he has other countries to attend to. It’s quite all right. He’ll often drop in. Only you mustn’t press him. He’s wild, you know. Not like a tame lion.

Well, that explains, he’s a busy man, uh oh, I mean, a busy lion.

Picture abhi baaki hai mere dost.

The story doesn’t end here.

The siblings become adults and after ruling Narnia for years, are teleported back to the house through the same wardrobe. No time has passed and they are back to their young selves.

They narrate the complete thing to Professor Digory Kirke, he ends by saying…

I don’t think it will be any
good trying to go back through the wardrobe door.
You won’t get into Narnia again by that route. Yes, of course you’ll get
back to Narnia again some day. Once a King in Narnia, always a King in Narnia. But don’t go trying to use the same route twice.
Indeed, don’t try to get there at all. It’ll happen when you’re not looking for it. And don’t talk too much about it even among yourselves. And don’t mention it to anyone else unless you find that they’ve had adventures of the same sort themselves.
How will you know? Oh, you’ll know all right. Odd things they say —
even their looks — will let the secret out. Keep your eyes open. Bless
me, what do they teach them at these schools?

Yeah right, what do they teach them at these schools… *Shrugs*

This is the end to book 1 and the beginning of new adventures…

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