By C. S. Lewis
A mass-market paperback version of The final Battle, e-book seven within the vintage myth sequence, The Chronicles of Narnia, that includes hide artwork via Cliff Nielsen and black-and-white inside art by way of the unique illustrator of Narnia, Pauline Baynes.
During the final days of Narnia, the land faces its fiercest challenge—not an invader from with no yet an enemy from inside. Lies and treachery have taken root, and basically the king and a small band of unswerving fans can hinder the destruction of all they carry expensive during this, the really good finishing to The Chronicles of Narnia.
The final Battle is the 7th and ultimate ebook in C. S. Lewis's vintage fable sequence, which has been drawing readers of every age right into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over sixty years. an entire stand-alone learn, but when you need to relive the adventures and learn the way it all started, decide up The Magician's Nephew, the 1st publication in The Chronicles of Narnia.
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Then Tash grew to become his head sidewise to mend Tirian with considered one of his poor eyes: for after all, having a bird’s head, he couldn’t examine you directly. yet instantly, from in the back of Tash, robust and calm because the summer time sea, a voice stated: “Begone, Monster, and take your lawful prey for your personal position: within the identify of Aslan and Aslan’s nice Father the Emperor-over-the-Sea. ” The hideous creature vanished, with the Tarkaan nonetheless less than its arm. And Tirian became to work out who had spoken. And what he observed then set his center beating because it had by no means crushed in any struggle. Seven Kings and Queens stood earlier than him, all with crowns on their heads and all in glittering outfits, however the Kings wore positive mail to boot and had their swords drawn of their palms. Tirian bowed in a well mannered way and was once approximately to talk whilst the youngest of the Queens laughed. He stared difficult at her face, after which gasped with amazement, for he knew her. It was once Jill: yet now not Jill as he had final visible her, together with her face all airborne dirt and dust and tears and an previous drill gown part slipping off one shoulder. Now she appeared cool and clean, as clean as though she had simply come from bathing. And before everything he inspiration she appeared older, yet then didn’t, and he might by no means make up his brain on that time. after which he observed that the youngest of the Kings was once Eustace: yet he additionally used to be replaced as Jill was once replaced. Tirian unexpectedly felt awkward approximately coming between those individuals with the blood and mud and sweat of a conflict nonetheless on him. subsequent second he discovered that he was once now not in that nation in any respect. He was once clean and funky and fresh, and wearing such outfits as he might have worn for a very good banquet at Cair Paravel. (But in Narnia your reliable outfits have been by no means your uncomfortable ones. They knew tips on how to make issues that felt appealing in addition to taking a look attractive in Narnia: and there has been no such factor as starch or flannel or elastic to be stumbled on from one finish of the rustic to the opposite. ) “Sire,” acknowledged Jill coming ahead and creating a appealing curtsey, “let me make you identified to Peter the excessive King over all Kings in Narnia. ” Tirian had no use to invite which used to be the excessive King, for he remembered his face (though right here it used to be some distance nobler) from his dream. He advanced, sank on one knee and kissed Peter’s hand. “High King,” he acknowledged. “You are welcome to me. ” And the excessive King raised him and kissed him on either cheeks as a excessive King should still. Then he led him to the eldest of the Queens—but even she was once no longer previous, and there have been no grey hairs on her head and no wrinkles on her cheek—and stated, “Sir, this is often that girl Polly who got here into Narnia at the First Day, whilst Aslan made the timber develop and the Beasts speak. ” He introduced him subsequent to a guy whose golden beard flowed over his breast and whose face used to be jam-packed with knowledge. And this,” he acknowledged, “is the Lord Digory who used to be along with her on that day. And this is often my brother, King Edmund: and this my sister, the Queen Lucy. ” “Sir,” acknowledged Tirian, while he had greeted these kinds of. “If i've got learn the chronicle aright, there may be one other. Has now not your Majesty sisters?