I bought this companion expecting a lot. I have the Lion, Witch, & Wardrobe companion book and it is simply wonderful. This one is wonderful as well, but there are a few disappointments. Mainly, the binding is not as strong as the LWW companion and split down the middle after I read it a few times. Also, the chapters detailing the four actors who play the Pevensies weren't as long as the ones in LWW, as the book had to make room for new members of the cast; and the entire book itself is still shorter than the LWW companion. However, it is a wonderful read, lots of great pictures and the design is beautiful. It includes a chapter each of William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Ben Barnes, Sergio Castellitto, Peter Dinklage, and Warwick Davis, as well as paragraphs about the minor supporting actors. Also included are chapters detailing the magnificent sets, costumes, Weta Workshop's involvement,CGI work/special effects, the sound and music, and translating the story from stage to screen, the widespread locations, a foreword from director Andrew Adamson and afterword by Ben Barnes.